Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 06-09-2010 | 23,221 views
We are making an abstract art today, with crayons 🙂
We’ll need some crayon shavings
Spread them onto a piece of construction paper
Cover with another piece of paper
Use a slightly heated up iron to heat up the crayon shavings.
Please be careful while handling hot iron. Make sure the little ones are no where nearby.
Get the little ones to peel the papers.
The abstract art is done.
Coming up next is what we did with the abstract art. Stay tune 😀
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
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.
Cut it and glue a cute peg at the back.
Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.
Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Quick n Easy, Ribbon | Posted on 11-09-2009 | 4,617 views
Got a gift you have wrapped and want to make it nicer? Let’s try this very simple decorative bow.
Nice and simple decorative ribbon bow.
Get a ribbon.
Make a loop.
And another loop.
The last loop should end in the middle and secured with a sticky tape.
This Halloween, let’s make it a spooky event for the little Trick or Treaters.. ;P
Instead of the ordinary candies, why not spook up your lollipop?
First, you'll need some lollipops.
Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.
Secure it with white thread.
Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. 🙂
I think most of us will have these cotton balls at home. Why not create something cute out of it?
Isn't it cute?
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!
At the playground today, Ethan kept on observing the trees and the falling leaves. He has seen those trees and the leaves everyday for so many months now but wonder why today he was more intrigue by them. So when we got back home, I decided to do this craft with him.
By now this boy is an expert in tracing the outline of his palm. I helped him cut out the ‘hands’ as he is too young to use the scissors.
I let him do his own pasting. One thing about craft for kids is, the more imperfect it is, the better I like it!
He is so proud of all his crafts, he kept on telling Daddy, “Ethan make tree” and also “Ethan make SUN” referring to his previous Sun craft! 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 07-05-2009 | 3,874 views
Fold a craft paper into half.
Cut out half of a butterfly.
Open it up and you’ll get a full butterfly.
Add details as to your liking.
On this hot sweaty day, let’s make the sun looks kinder and cuter so that we don’t hate
it so much, shall we?
Start by tracing the hand on yellow paper. For small palm like Ethan’s, fold the A4 paper twice to get 4 equal parts. Cut out the hand prints. Paint a paper plate yellow.
Only the bottom part of the plate needs to be painted.
Glue the hand prints onto the painted plate.
Add details such as the eyes and a smile and the Sun is done!
Look at the little fella admiring his Sun amongst many other artworks on the wall! 🙂
This is a little bit difficult for Ethan’s level. The only thing he managed to do is to hold down the centre section down until the glue dries up. Alternatively, you can just put a clothe peg to hold it down until it dries up.
On one paper plate, fold about a third of the plate over (have the bottom of the plate facing forward). This paper plate will be the owl’s head.
On the folded part, cut two short slits and fold them back up. (These will be the owl’s tufts – although they look like ears, they are only feathers. An owl’s ears are simple holes on the sides of the head).
Glue the center section down.
Glue or staple the head to another paper plate.
Cut another paper plate in half (these will be the wings).
Glue or staple the wings to the body at a slight angle.
Color in the owl, drawing feathers, wings, or other patterns.
I’m a little bit dissapointed with the result of my colouring as the owl looks way too UGLY! If you are going to try this, try colouring it better, just don’t end up like MINE! 😀