We have lots and lots of old CDs in our TV cabinet. Some of them have scratches all over that I thought of disposing them when I was spring cleaning the other day. But we never throw away old stuffs now do we? We recycle them! 😀
Besides CDs we also have lots of these eco-friendly shopping bags. Too many of them in fact! So I decided to recycle them too!
Let’s make a magnetic note holder from recyclables today 🙂
Use the CD as a guide and draw a circle on the black shopping bag.
Draw another circle on the red shopping bag and cut.
Paste the black circle cut-out on the CD. Cut the red circle into half and paste. Cut smaller black circles and paste on the wings.
Paste two googly eyes.
Add the back, paste used clothes peg and a magnet over it.
I think the only items you needed to purchase is the googly eyes and magnet. The rest are totally from the cabinet!
Let’s make a Dragon art today 🙂
Dragon fridge magnet.
Super simple and a fun craft to make. Print out a dragon head and a tail. I got the dragon head and tail template from here.
Paint them and cut when dry.
Cut a strip of paper and paste three magnets along it. Paste the strip of paper to the Dragon’s head and tail and the fridge magnet is done 😀
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
If you are looking for more simple DIY Chinese New Year decor, click here for lots and lots of Ang Pow decor tutorial.
We will be going to the beach real soon for a holiday. Getting really excited! Today, we are going to make a turtle/tortoise out of egg carton to gear up for our upcoming getaway! 😀
Egg carton tortoise and turtle
Paint an egg carton cup any colour you like
Decorate it and let dry
Cut the body out of craft foams
Glue the coloured egg carton onto the craft foam.
Glue magnets at the back and you’ll get a cute fridge magnet! 😀
Today, let’s surprise Mom with a heart shape mouse.
Heart shape mouse fridge magnet
🙂 Click here to learn how to cut a symmetrical heart shape.
Cut out a heart shape out of grey foam.
Paste the googly eyes.
Cut two small hearts out of beach coloured felt.
Glue the small hearts as the ears. Using a hole punch, punch a pink foam and glue that as the nose. Use some thread as the whiskers. Glue a magnet at the back and your fridge magnet is done 🙂
This Mother’s Day, let’s give her some hugs and love.. with all our hearts 😀
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 😀
What is pipe cleaner? Click here to find out.
Your fridge deserved to look good during Easter too. Let’s make an Easter Egg fridge magnet out of foam today 🙂
Easter Foam Egg Fridge Magnet
You'll need multi coloured craft foams and a craft scissors
Cut out an egg and some strips. Paste a double sided tape on each strip.
Paste the strips onto the egg
Trim off the excess strips
Paste a magnet on the back of the egg
Let the little one place it on the fridge to be admired by all 🙂
This Chinese New Year, let’s make some fortune cookie fridge magnets for our guests 😀
Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet
Cut a circle out of a piece of felt.
Circle cutout and a piece of fortune note.
Paste as shown above.
Bend it and glue to secure. Insert the fortune note and glue a magnet at the back. Your fortune cookie fridge magnet is done 😀
If you have interesting Chinese New Year ideas to share, do submit your crafts here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂
Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:
1) Red packet Ball Lantern
2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern
3) Ang Bao Gold Fish
4) Lucky Star Lantern
5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker
6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING
7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet
8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament
9) CNY Angpow Lantern
10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament
11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament
12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom
13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange
14) Chinese New Year Fan
15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune
16) Ang Pow Koi Fish
17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet
18) Angpow Carousel Lantern
19) Red Packet Fish Lantern
20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern
Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder
You'll need to use your imagination and cut out the shapes of your Bee out of coloured foams.
Glue them all together layer after layer and let dry. Your fridge magnet cum note holder is done 🙂
If you have any craft you want to share with us, feel free to submit your craft here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂
Want to have your favourite animated characters as your fridge magnet? It does not have to cost alot. Try this simple to do fridge magnets…
Character Fridge Magnet / Note Holder
Take any of your favourite animated characters stickers.
Paste it onto any hardboard paper. I used name cards from the mail box. It's better to recycle them than to throw them away just like that.
Cut it and glue a cute peg at the back.
Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.
Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive 🙂
Remember I did a gingerbread man using cork sheets? Well, we can always improvise and use craft foam instead. Always remember to do the same on both sides if you intend to hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. Here, I use glitter pen to line my gingerbread man. This is yet another very simple project to be working with the kids. 🙂
Foam Gingerbread man ornament
If you have any other gingerbread man crafts to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you. 🙂
Our craft demonstration during the ParenThots Family Day is finally over. Here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy 🙂
The booth before the 'crafty' touch 🙂
Crafters at work.
Ethan's artwork for display.
Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork 🙂
Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.
The art and craft work on display.
Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..
The scorpion boy! 😛
The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!
Kids having fun...
Visitors filling up the blog subscription form.
Finally, the people who made it possible that day. A million thankx go out to Kimmy and family, my parents and also my Darling husband for helping me out. I can't possibly make it without you guys. 😀
Foam pig fridge magnet.
Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.
Draw the ears and legs and cut.
Glue some googly eyes and the nose.
Glue the face to the body. Stick a magnet at the back and your foam pig magnet is all done. Oink Oink!
Inspired to create other cute animals? Share with us here. 🙂
Kimmy of “Kimmy and Julie :: Family Journal” had requested a craft on Christmas. He specifically wanted a Ginger Bread Man. So here it is, a Crafty Crafted version of the Ginger Bread Man.
Ginger Bread Man
Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.
Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.
Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.
I’m sure we all have egg cartons ‘scattered’ in our house from time to time. Let’s see what we can do with those cartons.
I think we can do a cute penguin out of it…
Paint the egg carton white
Cut a strip of black craft foam and wrap it around the painted carton. You'll need two.
Use a stapler to stapel them together
Trim off the excess carton
Add the wings of the penguin
Decorate the penguin with googly eyes, orange craft foam as the beak, yellow craft foam as the feet and tie a ribbon around it’s neck as a scarf. Give it an ear muff for maximum coolness effect! You may want to glue a magnet at the back of it and it can be a cute fridge magnet!