Sand Name Art

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in General | Posted on 29-04-2016 | 1,469 views

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Let’s take the kids outdoor today. Crafting doesn’t need to be confined within the four walls. It is more fun to be done outdoors.
Crafty Crafted Sand Art

Kids love playing sand. Give them sand and they can be kept occupied for hours.

After they are done playing, I let them enjoy a craft activity.

Crafty Crafted DIY Sand Art for children

Using glue, I wrote my little boy’s name on a piece of paper. He doesn’t know it yet so it is going to be a surprise for him.

Crafty Crafted DIY Sand Art for children 1

Get him to pour sand all over the glue area.

Crafty Crafted DIY Sand Art for children 2

When he pours out the sand, he’ll see his name. Surprise! 🙂

Here’s the video of the kids in action:

Stamping Activity for Toddlers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in General | Posted on 27-03-2016 | 1,890 views

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Hello! My little boy is 2 1/2 years old now and loves to emulate his big brother. The other day the big brother was doing his school art work – stamping and the little one wanted to try it too.

So I got him an okra, halved it and wrapped it with a tissue as he finds it itchy to hold it with his bare hand.

He began stamping all over the empty A4 paper.

Here’s a short video of him stamping:

He had so much fun stamping that he is asking for more. Next round we’ll be using potatoes instead 🙂

Craft with ParenThots

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, General | Posted on 25-05-2011 | 3,853 views

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Join us and ParenThots this Saturday, 28 May 2011 for 3 hours of crafting.

Goodie bags

We are going to have 150 goodie bags to give out (50 every hour)! Inside the goodie bags, you can expect to find stuff from our kind sponsors Kleenex, MPH, Scholastic, Soda Kids and The Junior Academy.

Craft activities

Among the craft activities are:

* Craft with recyclables by Crafty-Crafted (http://www.crafty-crafted.com/); (that’s US :D)

* Crafting with felt by SekociNorlie (http://sekocinorlie.blogspot.com/);

* Quilling by Miyyah@ Kertas (http://miyyahatkertas.blogspot.com/);

* T-shirt painting by My Glass Cubicle (http://myglasscubicle.blogspot.com/); and

* Fondant crafts by WhipNWhisk (whipnwhisk.com/).

Prizes to be won

When your children are done, we will take their photos with their crafts (only for quilling, T-shirt painting and crafting with felt).

The best craft for each of these 3 categories will win RM120 worth of KLUTZ products.

The winners will only be announced on ParenThots in the first week of June.

When is it all happening?

Date: May 28, 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 11am-2pm

Venue: Main Atrium, Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya

No registration required. No fee to participate. However, this is NOT a babysitting service. You will need to guide your children and even craft with them. It’s a great bonding opportunity for parents and children.

For enquiries, email parenthots@thestar.com.my.

Craft’s What Is – Craft Scissors

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in General, What is | Posted on 05-05-2010 | 7,570 views

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Craft scissors

Craft scissors are scissors which have been developed for use in arts and crafts. There are several different styles of craft scissors, ranging from pinking shears, which create a wavy edge in cut objects, to children’s craft scissors, with blunt blades which are designed to reduce injury. Many craft stores sell an assortment of craft scissors, and it is also possible to order them through specialty suppliers. Having a pair of utility craft scissors around the house can be extremely useful, as these scissors tend to be very versatile.

On air

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, General | Posted on 22-02-2010 | 3,321 views

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It was the second day of Chinese New Year, 15 February 2010 to be exact. At 9.31am I got an sms from a friend, “Your face is on tv now”. I was like.. huh? By the time we switched on the tv, everything’s gone~ler. Yes, Ethan and I were featured on Tv3’s Kids News that day. Remember I blogged about our first recording? Unfortunately, we did not get to catch it..

Yesterday was my first day back at work. My students excitedly told my colleague that they saw me on tv, and he told me about it. Immediately I went to my students and lessons were ‘abandon’ for a moment there talking about my one minute ‘fame’ 😀

It seems that the students were more excited seeing their teacher on tv than me knowing that Ethan and I were on tv! Why was I not excited? Because I did not get to see ‘us’ on air~lor… So no feelings at all..

I contacted TV3 and they told me that they’ll arrange to give me a DVD copy of that episode. They might even have another episode aired before the end of the month. Keeping fingers cross now 😀

I’ll keep you guys posted.. Happy Weekend..

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 | 3,203 views

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My sweet valentine 🙂

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 🙂

Our first recording

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Art Crafts, General | Posted on 10-02-2010 | 3,708 views

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A team from a local television network came to our studio to do a recording coverage on Ethan’s art and craft activities today.

Ethan waiting patiently for the crew..

One corner of our studio

These are what he demo for the crew and he did them so well 🙂

Some of the wall decor

Craft Demonstration – ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, General | Posted on 05-11-2009 | 6,614 views

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I’ve been invited by ParenThots (the Star’s parenting website) to do some demonstrations on my craft works on their Family Day. Full details here

ParenThots Family Day

Date: Nov 28 (Saturday)
Time: 9am-noon
Venue: Kelab Kilat, Bangsar, KL (it’s opposite Pantai Hospital)
Entrance: FREE

Description
There are good old fashioned games:
– Buzz wire
– Throw the ball at a pyramid of cans
– Throw a ring over the bottles
– Darts
– Penalty shootout

There are races:
– Three-legged race
– Egg in spoon race

Events:
– Hula hoop contest
– Currypuff-eating contest

There is free sampling:
– Cupcakes
– Baby food

There are demonstrations:
– Crafts (That’s ME, yes ME! Come! Come and meet me LIVE in person! :P)
– First aid for children

There are other stuff:
– Clowns
– Inflatables for your kids to bounce on for 3 hours (if they want to!)
– Face-painting

Prize sponsors:
– MPH
– Kidz Spot (in Tropicana City Mall, PJ)
– Scholastic Books

Most importantly:
– It’s a fun outing with the kids
– It’s a chance to mingle with other parents
– It’s a chance to meet ParenThots
– It’s a chance for ParenThots to meet you
– It’s the BEST fun you’ll have this November
– There is free food and prizes to be won
– Entrance is FREE!!

What do you have to do?
Register attendance by emailing parenthots@thestar.com.my. Give us your full name, IC number and how many adults and children will be attending.

The first 100 to register will receive a SURPRISE GIFT on the day.

Cutie Fur Ball

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cotton, Crafts by Materials, General, Quick n Easy | Posted on 27-08-2009 | 6,600 views

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I think most of us will have these cotton balls at home. Why not create something cute out of it?

Isn't it cute?

Isn't it cute?

You'll need a cotton ball and some beans. Glue the beans as the legs.

You'll need a cotton ball and some beans. Glue the beans as the legs.

Two more beans as the ear and a couple of googly eyes. The cutie furball is done!

Two more beans as the ear and a couple of googly eyes. The cutie furball is done!

Fingerprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, General, Insect crafts | Posted on 19-08-2009 | 40,129 views

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Remember the fingerprint bees we did not too long ago?  Well, let’s develop it a little bit more and create a garden with butterflies and flowers.

Beautiful colourful fingerprint butterfly.

Beautiful colourful fingerprint butterfly.

Paint your thumb with the colours of your choice.

Paint your thumb with the colours of your choice.

Print in onto a paper as the butterfly's wings.

Print it onto a paper as the butterfly's wings.

You may add in some flowers, leaves and the bees too.

You may add in some flowers, leaves and the bees too.

Once it is all dried up, you will need to help the little ones decorate their garden a little bit using markers.

Once it is all dried up, you will need to help the little ones decorate their garden a little bit using markers.

A beautiful fingerprint garden with butterflies, flowers and bees!

A beautiful fingerprint garden with butterflies, flowers and bees!