CD Ladybug Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in CD, Craft from Recycled Materials, Fridge Magnets, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 29-08-2012 | 12,098 views

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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! πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚

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!

Fridge Magnet : Dragon

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets | Posted on 16-01-2012 | 22,064 views

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Let’s make a Dragon art today πŸ™‚

Dragon fridge magnet.Β 

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 πŸ˜€

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

If you are looking for more simple DIY Chinese New Year decor, click hereΒ for lots and lots of Ang Pow decor tutorial.

Egg carton turtle

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Fridge Magnets, Turtle | Posted on 20-06-2011 | 58,373 views

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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! πŸ˜€

egg carton tortoise

Egg carton tortoise and turtle

egg carton tortoise

Paint an egg carton cup any colour you like

egg carton tortoise

Decorate it and let dry

egg carton tortoise

Cut the body out of craft foams

egg carton tortoise

Glue the coloured egg carton onto the craft foam.

egg carton tortoise

Glue magnets at the back and you’ll get a cute fridge magnet! πŸ˜€

Heart Shape Mouse Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Fridge Magnets, Mouse, Shapes | Posted on 30-04-2010 | 7,963 views

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Today, let’s surprise Mom with a heart shape mouse.

Heart shape mouse fridge magnet

πŸ™‚ 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 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 | 14,647 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.

Easter Foam Egg Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Shapes | Posted on 02-04-2010 | 6,674 views

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Your fridge deserved to look good during Easter too. Let’s make an Easter Egg fridge magnet out of foam today πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Party Craft | Posted on 05-01-2010 | 21,272 views

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This Chinese New Year, let’s make some fortune cookie fridge magnets for our guests πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

If you have interesting Chinese New Year ideas to share, do submit your crafts here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1)Β Red packet Ball Lantern

2)Β Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)Β Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)Β Lucky Star Lantern

5)Β Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)Β Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7)Β Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )Β Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)Β CNY Angpow Lantern

10)Β Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)Β Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)Β Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)Β Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)Β 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

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Insect crafts | Posted on 29-12-2009 | 13,612 views

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Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

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.

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 :)

Glue them all together layer after layer and let dry. Your fridge magnet cum note holder is done πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Animated Characters Fridge Magnet/Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Fridge Magnets, Quick n Easy, Vehicle | Posted on 22-12-2009 | 7,016 views

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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

Character Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

Take any of your favourite animated characters stickers.

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.

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.

Cut it and glue a cute peg at the back.

Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.

Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.

Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive :)

Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 02-12-2009 | 5,541 views

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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 toΒ hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. Here, I use glitter pen to line my gingerbread man.Β  This is yet another very simple project to be working with the kids. πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

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. πŸ™‚

Craft Demonstration – ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Art Crafts, Bookmark, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ladybug, Origami | Posted on 29-11-2009 | 6,246 views

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Our craft demonstration during the ParenThots Family Day is finally over. Here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy πŸ™‚

The booth before the 'crafty' touch :)

The booth before the 'crafty' touch πŸ™‚

Crafters at work.

Crafters at work.

Ethan's artwork for display.

Ethan's artwork for display.

Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork :)

Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork πŸ™‚

Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.

Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.

The art and craft work on display.

The art and craft work on display.

Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..

Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..

The scorpion boy! :P

The scorpion boy! πŸ˜›

The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!

The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!

Kids having fun...

Kids having fun...

Visitors filling up the blog subscription form.

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. :D

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. πŸ˜€

Foam Pig Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Pig | Posted on 27-10-2009 | 10,056 views

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Foam pig fridge magnet.

Foam pig fridge magnet.

Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.

Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.

Draw the ears and legs and cut.

Draw the ears and legs and cut.

Glue some google eyes and the nose.

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!

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. πŸ™‚

Ginger Bread Man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 22-10-2009 | 9,976 views

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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

Ginger Bread Man

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

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.

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.

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.

Egg Carton Penguin (Fridge magnet)

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Fridge Magnets, Penguin | Posted on 17-08-2009 | 16,155 views

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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…
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Paint the egg carton white

Paint the egg carton white

Cut a strip of black craft foam and wrap it around the painted carton. You'll need two.

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

Use a stapler to stapel them together

Trim off the excess carton

Trim off the excess carton

Add the wings of the penguin

Add the wings of the penguin

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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!