Valentine’s Torch

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Print Art, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day | Posted on 13-02-2012 | 2,672 views

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It’s Valentine’s Day in a few minutes time. We did a Valentine craft today. It is a Valentine’s Torch.

While we were thinking of what we wanted to project on the wall, I asked my boy what he knows about Valentine’s Day. His answer is simply CUPID! I do not know how to draw a cupid. Thank goodness we have a printer that we can simply google for a picture of cupid and print it out!

To see how you can turn these printouts:

Into a torch shown below:

You’ll need to check out this short 4 mins video of how my boy turned a simple printout into an amazing torch! πŸ™‚ The only thing I did was to cut the objects out for him. Enjoy!

Puffy Heart Valentine

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Crafts | Posted on 07-02-2012 | 6,789 views

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Let’s make a puffy heart today <3

Valentine’s Puffy Heart

Referring to our post here, cut a heart out of hard construction paper to be used as the template. Let the kids trace the outline of the heart on white hard construction paper.

Cut the heart out. Younger kids might need assistance in cutting the heart.

Paint the heart red. Let dry. Repeat on the other side.

Using a hole punch, punch a hole on the heart.

Β Cut long strips out of crepe paper. Cut again into small squares.

Crumple the crepe papers squares into tiny balls. You’ll need plenty of these.

Spread PVA Glue on one side of the heart.

Scatter the crepe paper balls onto the heart and press down to secure them. Repeat on the other side.

Tie a gold string through the hole and the Valentine’s Puffy Heart craft is done πŸ™‚

Heart Egg

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Father's Day, Festive Crafts, Food craft, Mother's Day, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 16-02-2011 | 3,088 views

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No.. not talking about heart ACHE here… but Heart Egg πŸ˜€

Heart Egg

Heat a pan and place a silicon heart mould on it

Crack an egg into the mould

Pour some water into the pan

Cover it

Remove the silicon mould and decorate as you wish πŸ˜€

We decorated ours with lots of ketchup! πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day | Posted on 14-02-2011 | 13,130 views

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It’s Valentine’s Day today and we are making a cute cupid out of toilet paper roll πŸ™‚

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

Paint a toilet paper roll pink

Paste eyes onto the roll. Alternatively you may dip your finger into white paint and print it as the eyes, paint black for the eyeball.

Draw the mouth

You’ll need some aluminium foil

Twist the foil until you get a strip and shape it into a wing. Repeat until you get a pair of wings

Use cellophane tape to tape the wings into place

Cut a strip of white paper and paste onto the cupid. Get some cotton and paste it too as the hair

Use pipe cleaner and craft foam and make the bow and arrow.

Glue the arrow and bow onto the cupid and you are done!

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all πŸ˜€

Valentine’s Heart Mobile

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 09-02-2011 | 7,108 views

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Let’s make a super simple heart mobile today πŸ™‚

Valentine’s Heart Mobile

Refer to our post here and cut two hearts out of coloured construction paper. I prefer to use papers of different colours.

Cut a slit to the centre of the heart, one slit on the bottom half of the heart and the other heart on the upper half.

Slide the hearts together, top to bottom.

Tie a string or you may cut a strip of paper using craft scissors.

Valentine’s Heart Stand

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 09-02-2011 | 7,142 views

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely heart stand today πŸ˜€

Valentine’s Heart Stand

We’ll need two hard construction paper

Cut a circle out of each construction paper. Cut a slit through in the middle end on both the paper.

Slide the paper together, top to bottom.

Cut a heart shape out of white paper. Refer to our previous post here on how to cut symmetrical paper heart.

Use crayon and colour the heart shape.

You may choose to iron the heart shape.

You’ll get stained glass effect after ironing.

Stick a thread onto the heart and glue it onto the paper stand and you’ll get a lovely Valentine’s heart stand πŸ˜€

Teacher’s Day Gift and Card

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Ribbon, Teacher's Day, Valentine's Day, Wedding favor | Posted on 09-06-2010 | 8,437 views

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Teacher’s Day – Time to show our appreciation to the ones who have dedicated their time dedicating our children.

Let’s take a look at what one Crafty-Crafted Friend’s Mommy did for the recent Teacher’s Day celebration.

Here’s what Irene of http://zekerene.blogspot.com did πŸ˜€

Teacher's Day Gift

The genius part of her uses the floor tiles as a 'ruler' to measure and cut the material into smaller pieces. See? When crafting, all you need to be is CREATIVE πŸ™‚ No ruler? Improvise. The floor tiles can even act as one! That's totally NEW to me πŸ˜€

She got lots of earrings and bracelets from Bali ready

She wrapped them up

And then she made some cards

The beautifully decorated and handwritten cards

Beautifully done πŸ˜€

Thank you Irene for the wonderful idea πŸ™‚

Popsicle stick Storage Box

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day | Posted on 04-06-2010 | 12,348 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a cool storage box πŸ™‚

Milton of Our Little Corners must have eaten ‘millions’ of popsicles for this project πŸ˜€ You may use craft sticks instead if you can’t get yourself to digest a million popsicles πŸ˜›

I’ll let the pictures do all the ‘talking’ here as he has definitely put in a lot of effort in this project! Words just can’t describe them πŸ˜€

So lovely, I likey πŸ˜€

Thank you Milton πŸ™‚

Cutie Hearts Huggies Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Mother's Day, Pipe Cleaner, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 23-04-2010 | 14,864 views

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This Mother’s Day, let’s give her some hugs and love.. with all our hearts πŸ˜€

You’ll need a lot of heart shapes for this craft. Click here to learn how to get the perfect symmetrical heart shape.

Cutie Hearts Hug Fridge Magnet

Trace a heart shape onto a pink craft foam and cut.

Trace smaller hearts onto red craft foam and cut. You'll need four of those.

Glue googly eyes onto the pink heart.

Glue white pipe cleaners onto the red hearts.

Glue them all onto the pink heart and you are done with your huggies πŸ˜€

What is pipe cleaner? Click here to find out.

Craft Tips – How to make Symmetrical Paper Heart

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 21-04-2010 | 11,811 views

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Do you have difficulty making a heart? I mean, do you find it hard to draw a heart that looks even on both sides? You might find that one side is bigger than the other or loop sided or anything else. It is actually very simple to make a symmetrical heart shape. Let’s do it now πŸ™‚

Get a piece of paper.

Cut out the shape of half a heart.

There, your symmetrical heart shape. It can never be too ugly no matter what πŸ˜›

Sweet Quotes for Valentine’s

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, General, Valentine's Day | Posted on 13-02-2010 | 3,283 views

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My sweet valentine πŸ™‚

If you love someone, put their name in a circle, instead of a heart, because hearts can break, but circles go on forever.
— Source Unknown

If music be the food of love, play on.
— Shakespeare

It takes more then lace and ribbons,
And lovely verses too,
To make a Valentine thats nice enough for you. It takes a world of special thoughts,
Tucked into every line,
And that’s exactly what you’ll find inside this Valentine.

— Unknown

At the touch of Love every one becomes a poet.
— Plato

Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
— Sean Connery

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone out there πŸ™‚

Fresh Fruit Skewers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Crafty Crafted Friends, Festive Crafts, Food craft, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 05-02-2010 | 21,035 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of refreshing fresh fruit skewers.

Craft submitted by Anney of http://blogniako.blogspot.com/

Anney was planning to arrange the fruit skewers into a terracotta pot but she saw this picket fence planter box and thought it was cute.

She used a floral foam for the base and embellished the planter box with vines and a ladybug.

She used cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.

Pretty.. just too pretty. Use lots of heart shapes for this coming Valentine's Day πŸ™‚

Thank you Anney for sharing this food craft with us. You too can share your craft with us by simply submitting them here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Valentine’s Cup Cake Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 01-02-2010 | 37,856 views

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Valentine’s Day, love is in the air… Romance is everywhere… As a crafter, all I see is heart shapes everywhere πŸ™‚

Let’s make this lovely cupcake note holder that can also be used as place cards for wedding dinners or anything alike.

Valentine's Cup Cake Note Holder

You'll need some clay, paper cup, fork and crepe paper.

Press some clay onto the paper cup.

Insert a fork in the middle.

Crumple some crepe paper and wrap it around the clay and glue the end.

Using a "Heart" shape punch, punch out several hearts and paste them onto the 'cake'.

Your note holder is done. Insert a nice heart shape card and write some lovely messages on it πŸ™‚

Have some lovely Valentine’s idea to share? Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Valentine Paper Heart Garland

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Chain, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 25-01-2010 | 13,498 views

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely paper heart garland πŸ™‚

Paper Heart Garland

You'll need a long strip of coloured paper.

Cut a heart shape on one end of the strip.

Fold the heart shape and fold the rest of the paper strip.

Once you are done folding, cut along the heart shape. Be careful not to cut on the sides of the heart.

Unfold it and you'll get yourself a lovely paper heart garland πŸ™‚ You may want to use it to decorate your Valentine's Day card, notice board or basically anything! This Valentine's Day.. let the hearts flow πŸ˜€

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day craft to share with us? Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Woven Heart Basket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 04-11-2009 | 10,102 views

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This nice little paper basket can be used to place little gifts for the little ones.

Woven Heart Basket.

Woven Heart Basket.

You'll need two different colours of papers. Fold and cut so that each piece has 3 loops.

You'll need two different colours of papers. Fold and cut so that each piece has 3 loops.

Starting with the bottom 1/3 loop of the green piece, weave it through the first red loop, insert the second red loop through this green piece and weave this green piece through the 3rd red loop again.

Starting with the bottom 1/3 loop of the green piece, weave it through the first red loop, insert the second red loop through this green piece and weave this green piece through the 3rd red loop again.

Do the opposite way for the middle loop of the green piece. First weave the right red loop through this green loop, then weave this middle green loop through the middle red loop and then weave the red loop through this green loop again.

Do the opposite way for the middle loop of the green piece. First weave the right red loop through this green loop, then weave this middle green loop through the middle red loop and then weave the red loop through this green loop again.

If done correctly, your basket should be able to open this way.

If done correctly, your basket should be able to open this way.

Using a craft scissors, cut a red strip and weave a green strip through it as the handle of the basket.

Using a craft scissors, cut a red strip and weave a green strip through it as the handle of the basket.

The beautiful paper heart basket.

The beautiful paper heart basket.

Origami Heart Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Festive Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 13-10-2009 | 21,445 views

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Back in my school days, I loved making bookmarks for my friends. As students, that was what we oftenΒ used. Want to try making an origami heart bookmark for your loved ones? Let’s go..

Origami Heart Bookmark.

Origami Heart Bookmark.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Cut along the crease with scissors.

Cut along the crease with scissors.

Fold in half to make a crease and fold back. Fold both sides to make creases again and fold back. You should get four columns.

Fold in half to make a crease and fold back. Fold both sides to make creases again and fold back. You should get four columns.

Fold to make a crease and fold back.

Fold to make a crease and fold back.

Using the recent crease as your guide, turn the paper and fold and turn back.

Using the recent crease as your guide, turn the paper and fold and turn back.

Fold to meet the center line.

Fold to meet the center line.

Fold the other so both meet the center line.

Fold the other so both meet the center line.

Fold backward.

Fold backward in the dotted line.

Push the upper part up and flatten it.

Push the upper part up and flatten it.

Do the same for the other side.

Do the same for the other side.

Fold and turn over.

Fold and turn over.

Your origami heart bookmark is done. :)

Your origami heart bookmark is done. πŸ™‚

Have any other bookmark ideas? Share with us here and we’ll link it back to you. πŸ™‚