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 | 12,097 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! 😀

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!

Craft foam picture frame

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Father's Day, Ladybug, Mother's Day, Teacher's Day | Posted on 18-06-2012 | 5,057 views

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It’s Father’s Day today. The kids did a foam picture frame to present to their father (or mother as it is after all Parents’ Month this month)

DIY Foam Picture Frame.

You’ll need half an A4 size of coloured craft foam. Place a smaller rectangle paper in the middle of that craft foam and draw a line along it.

Cut according to the line.

Paste a sheet of plastic over the cut out hole. Stick using cellophane tape.

Paste a coloured construction paper on a piece of rectangle hard board card. Paste double layered tape as shown above.

Paste the rectangle craft foam over the hard board card. Punch two holes on the hardboard card and tie ribbon.

Decorate as you wish. I’ve always loved ladybug as I believe it brings good luck. Refer here for the foam ladybug tutorial.

The DIY foam picture frame is done!

Rock Painting – Lady Bug

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Insect crafts, Ladybug, Rock painting | Posted on 22-02-2011 | 12,184 views

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We are going to try rock painting today and what else can we paint if not our favourite – Lady Bug! 😀

Lady bugs

Choose some nice, round rocks

Paint it red

Once dry, paint the face black. Draw line and dots.

Let dry. Paint the eyes. Once dry, spray a coat of varnish and your rock ladybug is done 😀

Can be used as paper weight 🙂

Craft Stick Insect Garden

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 07-02-2011 | 18,137 views

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Craft sticks can be used to make beautiful decorative items. Today, let’s make an insect garden 🙂


Craft Stick Insect Garden


– You’ll need 8 craft sticks.

– Arrange them as shown above and glue to keep them in place.

Refer here for the ladybug instructions and here for the bee instructions.


– Cut some grass out of green felt and paste them all onto the craft sticks.

– Your masterpiece will definitely cheer up any dull looking wall 🙂

Craft Stick Stationery Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 10-01-2011 | 15,044 views

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We need to eat a lot of popsicles to do this 😀

Craft stick stationery holder

Get a toilet paper roll tube, the bigger the better.

Draw a circle on a hardboard box, cut and paste.

Spread some glue

Put an elastic band in the middle and insert the craft sticks.

The band is to hold the sticks in place.

Glue the craft stick all around the toilet paper roll tube.

Tie a string around it.

And you are done. You may also add some little bugs as deco.

Pyssla beads

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 17-12-2010 | 23,999 views

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I love Pyssla beads. We can make almost anything out of it!

Pyssla beads

The kids hard at work 😀

Arrange the beads according to what you want it to be

Place parchment paper on the beads

Iron the beads, moving the iron about for 10 seconds or so

The beads will be attached to each other once ironed

Let it cool before removing the parchment paper

A beautiful ladybug 😀

Now.. let’s see what else the kids did!

Smiley Face 🙂

Snowflake and Christmas tree 😀

Footprint Ladybug

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 28-05-2010 | 49,853 views

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People told me ladybug is for good luck and I’ve been believing in that ever since. I can never have enough of ladybugs in my art or crafts. Thanx to Handprint and Footprint Arts, let’s do a footprint ladybug today 🙂


Footprint Ladybug


Paint your heel black


Paint the remaining 3/4 of your foot red


Nice 🙂


Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of paper


Paint your fingertip black. Dot the bug.


Paint your fingertip white and dot two eyes.


Use a thin paint brush and paint the eyes and legs and you are done 🙂

Foam LadyBug Wall Decor

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 26-02-2010 | 26,631 views

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Remember the Foam Insects Bookmark we did some time ago? We were redecorating our studio when I thought of doing it on a bigger scale this time.

Foam LadyBug Wall Decor

Draw a circle on a red piece of craft foam.

Draw the outline of the ladybug and cut.

Paste the wings onto the body.

Use a coin and draw the outline. Cut out ten as the spot for the wings. Use decorative stones for the eyes and you are done. Put some double layered tape at the back and paste it onto your wall 🙂

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 | 20,780 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 🙂

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 🙂

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 | 6,244 views

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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 :)

The booth before the 'crafty' touch 🙂

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 🙂

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! 😛

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. 😀

Foam Insects/Animals Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bookmark, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Turtle | Posted on 24-08-2009 | 18,469 views

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These cuties foam animals bookmarks can surely encourage the little ones to read more..

These cuties foam animals bookmarks can surely encourage the little ones to read more..

Using a coin, draw a circle on a craft foam.

Using a coin, draw a circle on a craft foam.

Cut out the shapes as desired, depending on what animal/insect you fancy.

Cut out the shapes as desired, depending on what animal/insect you fancy.

Glue them all together, add decor.

Glue them all together, add decor.

Glue a paper clip at the back and let dry. Your bookmark is now ready to be used!

Glue a paper clip at the back and let dry. Your bookmark is now ready to be used!