Footprint Bee

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Bee, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 03-05-2010 | 83,716 views

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It’s been sometime since we last did a footprint art. Today, inspired by Handprint and Footprint Arts, let’s do a footprint bee 🙂

Footprint Bee

Paint your foot yellow. Unlike when he was younger, my boy finds it rather ticklish these days 😀

Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of paper.

Help your little one paint three black lines across the footprint.

Paint your finger tip white.

Print your fingertip on the bee as the eyes.

The almost completed footprint bee.

Help the little one paint the eye balls, wings and all and the bee is 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 | 29,938 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 🙂

Accordion fold red packet butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 08-02-2010 | 19,904 views

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Accordion fold red packet butterfly

Cut the red packet as you'll need only a side and not both.

Fold it accordion style. You'll need to do two of this.

Pinch the middle and cut it into two different sizes.

Staple in the middle to secure it.

Spread the wings and your butterfly is done. Use a double sided tape to secure it onto your window panes or wall 🙂

If you have any butterfly ideas, do share it with us here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

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 | 36,602 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 🙂

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 | 19,179 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 🙂

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 🙂

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 | 8,176 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. 😀

Footprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 15-10-2009 | 59,988 views

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Kids just love to play with paint. Give them a brush and paint and just see them go.. Sometimes, with a little guide, we can help them create something nice. Here, we created a footprint butterfly.

Footprint butterfly.

Footprint butterfly.

Paint your foot to any colour you wish your butterfly to be. It may be ticklish to some..

Paint your foot to any colour you wish your butterfly to be. It may be ticklish to some..

Print your foot on a piece of paper.

Print your foot on a piece of paper.

Paint another foot and print it next to the initial print.

Paint another foot and print it next to the initial print.

The wings are done.

The wings are done.

Paint your finger with any colour to decorate the wings.

Paint your finger with any colour to decorate the wings.

Just dot around the wings for added colour.

Just dot around the wings for added colour.

Have ideas on other art and crafts inspired from hand and footprint? Do share with us here. Thank you. 🙂

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 | 25,320 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!

Fingerprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, General, Insect crafts | Posted on 19-08-2009 | 44,417 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!

Handprint Fly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Fly, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 09-08-2009 | 15,409 views

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Feel like making a fly today.
You’ll need a black craft foam, a laminating sheet, pipe cleaner, some yarn, stones for the eyes and glue.
Trace your handprint on the laminating sheet.

Cut two circles of slightly different sizes and a small oval and paste them onto a piece of paper to form the abdomen of the fly.

Spread glue onto the laminating sheet and scatter some yarn all over it.

Sorry for the picture does not really show the ‘wings’ properly. Anyway, here is the handprint fly.

 

Fingerprint Bees

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Bee, Fingerprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 25-06-2009 | 13,511 views

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What to do on a bored rainy day? Get your water paint out and let’s start finger printing!
First I let him do some ‘practise’ on a piece of paper.
Upon reaching the ‘pro‘ level, I let him do the finger printing on a new piece of paper! 😀
There! After the paint has dried up, I help him draw some stripes and wings and his finger prints are now Buzzing Busy Bees!

Bee

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Insect crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 15-06-2009 | 10,015 views

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This chubby bee is very easy to do and looks so cute, all kids will love it!
You need to paint the back of one paper plate yellow.
And another paper plate black.
* Cut four stripes of black craft foam and paste onto the yellow paper plate.
* Cut the black paper plate into half and paste it at the back of the yellow plate as wings.
* Use pipe cleaner as the antennae and sting.
* Use googly eyes or stone as the eyes and you’re done!
Chub-bee!