Abstract Art – Crayon

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 06-09-2010 | 22,654 views

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We are making an abstract art today, with crayons 🙂

Abstract Art

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 😀

Animated Characters Fridge Magnet/Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Fridge Magnets, Quick n Easy, Vehicle | Posted on 22-12-2009 | 7,014 views

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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

Character Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

Take any of your favourite animated characters stickers.

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.

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.

Cut it and glue a cute peg at the back.

Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.

Glue a magnet on the peg and let dry.

Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive :)

Your fridge magnet is ready. Simple and inexpensive 🙂

Simple Decorative Bow

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Quick n Easy, Ribbon | Posted on 11-09-2009 | 4,480 views

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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.

Nice and simple decorative ribbon bow.

Get a ribbon.

Get a ribbon.

Make a loop.

Make a loop.

And another loop.

And another loop.

The last loop should end in the middle and secured with a sticky tape.

The last loop should end in the middle and secured with a sticky tape.

Spooky Halloween Lollipop

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft, Quick n Easy | Posted on 04-09-2009 | 7,337 views

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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?

Instead of the ordinary candies, why not spook up your lollipop?

First, you'll need some lollipops.

First, you'll need some lollipops.

Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.

Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.

Secure it with white thread.

Secure it with white thread.

Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. :)

Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. 🙂

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 | 6,597 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!

Footprint Ghost Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Hand and Footprint Art, Quick n Easy | Posted on 12-08-2009 | 20,060 views

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Need a bookmark? Try making your very own footprint ghost bookmark. All you need are foam craft and googly eyes.
The ghost is best done on white craft foam. I did not have any white craft foam at the time of doing this, so I settled with yellow foam instead. Trace the outline of your foot onto the foam. Cut it out. Paste the googly eyes and decorate it.
Cut a small slit slightly below the mouth.
Your footprint ghost bookmark is done!
Quick and easy!

Butter-fingers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 02-06-2009 | 5,654 views

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This handprint butterfly is simple to do.
I got Ethan to draw the outline of his palm. And then I helped him cut it out.
Paste the cut-out hands on a piece of paper.
I use black foam for the body and got Ethan to paste the googly eyes.

Envelope Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Craft from Recycled Materials, Quick n Easy | Posted on 27-05-2009 | 3,833 views

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All you need is an old envelope, a craft scissors and some craft punch.
Cut the corner of an envelope and decorate it as you like.
The idea is to use the corner of an envelope as a bookmark. How you beautify it is up to you! Simple isn’t it?

Paper Chain Rabbit

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Chain, Paper Crafts, Quick n Easy, Rabbit | Posted on 23-05-2009 | 10,137 views

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A great way to decorate your wall, notice board, posters or anything is to add this cute paper chain rabbit.
Take a strip of paper. Fold it lapping each other.
Draw a rabbit, making sure the nose and the tail touches the folded area. This is to ensure your rabbits will be chained to each other.
Use a paper punch and punch out a hole for the eyes. Cut along the lines and you’ll get your cute paper chain rabbit!

Ribbon bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Quick n Easy, Ribbon | Posted on 20-05-2009 | 5,937 views

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This is too simple to do. All you need is a ribbon, foam and googly eyes. Cut out the foam to any shapes desired and add the googly eyes to make it more interesting. Paste the foam on both sides of the ribbon and on both ends too. Alternatively, you may used nice buttons instead of foams.

Handprint Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Quick n Easy | Posted on 18-05-2009 | 4,627 views

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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! 🙂

Peek-A-Boo Chick

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 16-05-2009 | 3,506 views

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There was once when I kept the eggs in my fridge for far too long that they turn bad. Then hubs jokingly said that luckily it turn bad, otherwise they will hatch! And then, I got an idea for this craft…
All I used was my old place mat and that scouring sponge? Is that what they call it? Some googly eyes and glue are needed too.
Got Ethan to outline the ‘egg‘.
Ready for assemble.
Cute? It’s a gentle reminder to quickly consume the eggs before they hatch! 😀

Box House

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Quick n Easy | Posted on 13-05-2009 | 3,338 views

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Just a simple backdated post on craft from recyclable item. I converted this huge box to be a play house and Ethan simply love it!

Emoti~fly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 07-05-2009 | 3,630 views

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Instructions
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.


You Are My Sunshine

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 06-05-2009 | 7,596 views

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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! 🙂

The Owl

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 05-05-2009 | 18,013 views

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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! 😀