Balancing Butterfly Craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Butterfly, Craft from Recycled Materials, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 06-06-2014 | 6,722 views

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This is a really fun craft that doesnt require any fancy materials. You’ll most likely have everything already at home. It’s also ‘magical’ and I’m sure your kids will love it!
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Amazing Balancing Butterfly Craft

Materials needed:

Coloured Paper
Card board from cereal boxes (or any other box)
Glue
Coins

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Fold a coloured paper half. Draw one half of a butterfly making sure the top wings are way above the butterfly head to enable it to balance. This is also a good time to teach your child about the centre of gravity.

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Cut and paste onto the card board. Cut again. 

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Decorate the butterfly. 

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Paste a coin each on the back of the top wings. 

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The butterfly should be able to balance itself now. 

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It can balance almost anywhere. 

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Your kids will have a whole lot of fun balancing the butterfly everywhere!

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You can also make a balancing bird instead of a butterfly. 

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 It’s just as beautiful and fun to play with. This is a great craft to make at any parties 🙂

 

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 18-10-2011 | 9,267 views

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Halloween is around the corner and it’s time to make some creepy crafts 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bats

Cut a line through a toilet paper roll to open it.

Cut wings and two ears out of another toilet paper roll

There, the bat is already forming. Now all we need to do is paint it black.

Paint the toilet paper roll, wings and ears black

Paint your thumb white

Stamp your painted thumb on the toilet paper roll as the eyes. Paint your pointer black and stamp as the eyeball.

Glue the wings and ears

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bat 🙂

Butterfly Goodie Bag

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Insect crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 05-04-2011 | 13,984 views

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I stumbled upon this great idea from Rainbowstarbooks for a goodie bag! The next time you have a party, why not place all the little goodies in a plastic bag and tie it up to look like a butterfly?

Simply great isn’t it?

Craft Tips – Beautifying a simple bowl

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bear, Christmas Ideas, Craft Tips and Tricks, Party Craft | Posted on 17-02-2011 | 4,832 views

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When I do grocery shopping, I often get bowls as free gifts for some of my purchases. Today, I feel like doing something to beautify the bowl and make it the center of attraction 😀

All we need is the bowl and a bear. I use the bear I got from being a loyal member of a supermarket chain 🙂

Glue the hands and feet to the bowl. Tie a golden ribbon around the neck and your guest will never know that the bowl and bear are made up of cheap stuff 😀

Handprint Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer | Posted on 26-11-2010 | 8,167 views

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Rudolph the red nose reindeer… we’ll be making one today 😀

Handprint Reindeer

Draw the outline of your handprint on a piece of paper and cut

Use that handprint template and draw on a brown craft foam

Cut a small oval and paste as the tail

Bend some pipe cleaners and paste on the reindeer’s head. Paste other small details.

Paste googly eyes and you are done 🙂

Handprint Santa

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Santa Claus | Posted on 15-11-2010 | 25,389 views

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We did a very interesting art piece today 🙂

Handprint Santa Claus

First paint your palm white

Stamp the painted palm onto a darker coloured paper

Paint your thumb red

Stamp the painted thumb as Santa’s nose

Paint your thumb pink

And stamp as the Santa’s cheeks 😀

Paint your thumb white and stamp as the eyes

Cut the Santa’s hat out of red felt. We use red foam as I happened to run out of felt! Improvise! 😀

Paste on some cotton too

Paste a cotton ball at the end of the hat

Paint your pointer black and stamp as Santa’s eyeball and you are done 😀

Handprint Santa – featuring cute kiddos Cavan of Life Muses and Ethel of Ling in De House

Halloween Specials

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafty Crafted Friends, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Mouse, Party Craft | Posted on 27-10-2010 | 4,306 views

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Milton of Our Little Corners did some really wickedly awesome Halloween props!

Bloody Knife – This is MY personal favourite 😀

Click here to learn how to make this horrifying cool props.

Mouse Ear and Nose

Click here for the full entry

Shrek headgear

Click here to learn how to make this 🙂

Thank you Milton for allowing me to share these here and Happy Halloween to all our readers out there 🙂

Paper plate spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 18-10-2010 | 18,663 views

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Halloween is around the corner. Let’s make a spider today 😀

Paper Plate Spider

Paint a paper plate black on both sides. Once dry, cut it into two.

Cut legs out of black construction paper. Dot some glue on them.

Paste onto the paper plate.

Spread some glue on the other half of the paper plate.

Paste them together.

Cut two circles out of white construction paper and paste.

Use marker and draw the eyeballs 😀

Use a hole punch and punch two holes. Tie a string and your spider is done 🙂

Perfect for Halloween 🙂

Craft Stick Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Panda, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 10-09-2010 | 29,244 views

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Remember the abstract art we did previously? If you don’t, check it out here.

We are going to make a lantern out of that art piece today.

Craft Stick Lantern

Paste 4 craft sticks to form a square on the art piece

Paste more sticks until you get 4 squares

Cut and paste the end together. Cover the bottom and stick a tea light in the middle.

I made another using Panda as the motive and I find it really cool 😀

Using crayons, I drew a couple of pandas on a tracing paper

Like this 🙂

Cover it with another tracing paper

Iron. Again, please be careful while handling hot iron. Make sure the little ones are no where nearby.

Cut and glue together

Nice 🙂

Crepe paper Carnation

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Wedding favor | Posted on 09-04-2010 | 14,239 views

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Fresh flowers are beautiful but they don’t last. This is my first time venturing into making paper flowers. Instead of using tissue paper, I used crepe paper instead.

Crepe paper carnation

I used crepe paper instead of tissue paper and pipe cleaner instead of the floral wire.

Accordion fold the crepe paper. Fold it once from one side to the other and fold again.

Click here to learn more about accordion fold.

Loop the pipe cleaner in the middle and slowly pull and spread out the crepe paper.

I used pipe cleaner so that it can be looped around little girls' wrist as a corsage. Ideal as a wedding favor 😀

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It will be nice to make a bouquet of this and present them to Mommies out there 🙂

Easter Egg Basket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Easter, Festive Crafts, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Rabbit, Rooster | Posted on 31-03-2010 | 22,911 views

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Remember the Happy Family Chicken Eggs we just did? Remember the Easter Egg Bunny? All we need to do now is make a basket to keep them nicely together 🙂

Easter Egg Basket. The Happy Chicken Family and their friend, the Easter Bunny 🙂

Cut an empty egg carton. We'll need only four 'nests'.

Trim the sides and paste double-sided tape. Stick a strip of crepe paper all around it.

In case you're wondering how to prepare the crepe paper, just cut a strip and fold. Then trim one end so that it's a little bit rounded.

Use a hole punch and punch a hole each on both sides of the basket. Put a pipe cleaner through it and twist to secure. The Easter Egg Basket is done 🙂

Happy Family Chicken Eggs

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Party Craft, Rooster | Posted on 29-03-2010 | 8,352 views

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I so love this Easter project that I did with Ethan (well, most of it was ME as empty egg shells are too fragile to be handled by him). The end result is just too satisfying and cute!
Let’s start 😀

One Happy Family Chicken Eggs

You'll need some empty egg shells.

You'll need to cut out some 'chicken parts' from coloured felts and paste double layered tape on it.

Paste all the parts onto the empty egg shell. Draw two dots as the eyes.

Introducing... Daddy Chicken Egg 😀

Put your hands together for... Mummy Chicken Eggs 🙂

Our bundle of joy... Baby Chicken Egg a.k.a. Ethan 😛

Together, we make a lovely Happy Family portrait 🙂

I’m still smiling looking at those eggs 🙂 If you have any Easter projects you want to share with us, please submit them here and we’ll link it back to you. Thank you 🙂

Star Egg

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Food craft, Party Craft, Shapes | Posted on 26-03-2010 | 5,251 views

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.. Let’s make a star out of an egg today 🙂

Star Egg

We'll need a star shape silicon mould and a non-stick pan.

Break an egg in the middle of the star mould.

Add some water and cover with lid. A couple of minutes is all it takes for the yolk to completely cook. Decorate with sea weeds 🙂

Easter Egg Bunny

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Party Craft, Rabbit | Posted on 22-03-2010 | 7,900 views

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This Easter, let’s make a cute bunny out of an egg 🙂

Easter Egg Bunny

Use a double sided tape to keep the egg in place.

Cut two ears from felt and foam and glue them onto the egg.

Decorate the bunny as you wish and you'll have a cute centrepiece 🙂

Easter Greeting Card

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cards, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Rooster | Posted on 19-03-2010 | 7,578 views

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Easter is around the corner. Let’s make a simple but cute Easter greeting card 🙂

Easter Greeting Card

Trace the outline of your palm and cut. You'll need both sides of your palms cut out.

Cut out an oval from a yellow construction paper.

Paste the palm cut out on each side as the wings.

Cut a triangle from a brown felt as the beak. Two circles from beach felt as the eyes. Cut two legs from brown foam and two small circles from black foam. Glue. You may also opt to use construction paper instead of felt and foam but I prefer felt and foam for a better finish 😀

Bread Cup

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends, Food craft, Party Craft | Posted on 15-03-2010 | 3,737 views

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Finding it a bore to eat bread every morning? Try ‘transforming’ your bread into a cup and the little one will surely be excited for more 😀


A Crafty-Crafted Friend’s submission of a delicious bread cup 🙂

Craft submitted by http://cre8tonebabe.blogspot.com

What you’ll need. Click here for full instructions on how to make the delicious edible cup 😀

Craft Tips – Personalized Drinking Glasses

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks, Party Craft, Ribbon | Posted on 12-03-2010 | 12,515 views

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Personalized Drinking Glasses

Having a party? Help your guests identify their glasses with personalized drinking glasses. You need not go to the extreme of ordering engraved drinking glasses with names on it. Cut cost and use ribbons to tie a name tag around the glass instead 🙂

Personalised Drinking Glasses

You'll need drinking glasses, ribbons, craft scissors, cards with names printed on it and a punch hole

Cut the name using the craft scissors. Punch a hole at the side and run the ribbon through it. Tie around the glass.

You are now ready to enjoy your drink with your personalized glass 😀

Learn the different methods to design a mug and we’ll help you print it.

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 | 16,232 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 | 21,035 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 🙂

Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-01-2010 | 33,104 views

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This red packet seashell tree ornament is extremely easy to do. This Chinese New Year, let’s do one 🙂

Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

Fold the red packet in half.

Cut the folded side of the packet into strips measuring about 0.5cm each. Make sure you leave about 1 cm around the edges before you start cutting, as you are going to staple the edges together later.

Open up the folded red packet. Bring together two opposite corners and staple them together. Poke a hole through one of the ends, put a thread through it and tie a knot in the end of the thread.

Come and share with us your creative Chinese New Year craft ideas by submitting it here 😀

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