Multi-Level Toy Car Garage

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 10-08-2015 | 3,348 views

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My boys have too many cars. They are everywhere. We built a multi-level toy car garage using large toilet paper roll last weekend.
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Toilet Paper Roll Multi Level Toy Car Garage

Toilet Paper Roll

All we need are many huge toilet paper rolls and a thick board to support it at the back.

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Paste double-layered tapes on the rolls and stick them together.
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Glue a thick board at the back so the cars won’t fall off. My little boy had fun keeping his cars in the garage. I think it’s time to make him a bigger garage with more levels πŸ™‚

Sailboat Craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Vehicle | Posted on 24-07-2013 | 6,205 views

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Let’s go sailing! We’ll be making a sailboat out of milk carton today.
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Milk carton sailboat craft

Milk carton sailboat crafty-crafted

We’ll need an empty milk carton (washed, rinsed and dried)

Cut into half. Paste colored tape all around it.

Use a chopstick and paper for the sail and tape it onto the sailboat and it’s done. Simple!

Happy sailing! πŸ™‚

 

Bottle Pencil Case

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Paper Mache, Papier Mache, Teacher's Day, Vehicle | Posted on 30-05-2013 | 13,321 views

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This is a great school holiday crafts for kids. Today we will be transforming a simple plastic bottle into a cool Airplane Pencil Case.
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Papier Mache Airplane Pencil Case

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– Slit open an empty plastic bottle.
– Cut wings and tail out of old carton boxes and tape them onto the bottle
– Cut strips of old newspaper into small pieces and soak them in water
– Glue paper all over the entire bottle with the last layer being plain white paper.
– Let dry overnight

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Paint the airplane and glue a 20cm zipper around the opening.

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The Papier Mache Airplane Pencil Case is ready for your kids to show off to friends when school reopens ^_^

Traffic in the city

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Vehicle | Posted on 10-09-2011 | 4,894 views

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We saw some boxes lying at the corner of the craft room and came out with this impromptu idea of making a mini city for all his toy vehicles πŸ™‚

After an hour or so of working together, we came out with this! πŸ˜€ Click here for full instructions.

Footprint Rocket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Shapes, Vehicle | Posted on 24-06-2011 | 25,245 views

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Today we are going to blast off to the moon πŸ˜€

Footprint Rocket

Paint the foot any colours you like and the toes orange or any other colours that represents the flame of the rocket.

It should be something like shown above πŸ™‚

Stamp the painted foot on a piece of paper.

Glue 3 triangles – 2 at the sides and 1 on top and the rocket is ready for blast-off!

He loves rockets! πŸ˜€

Paper Mache Aeroplane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Crafts, Papier Mache, Vehicle | Posted on 15-06-2011 | 22,917 views

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We are very excited today. We did a paper mache aeroplane! We can now build our very own toys! Yeay!

Paper Mache Aeroplane

Cut wings and tail out of paper plate and attach to an empty plastic bottle using masking tape.

Spread glue on the bottle and paste wet shredded paper. Repeat until the entire bottle is covered.

It is best to paste few layers to get solid and hard aeroplane.

Finish with a layer of white recycled paper and let dry.

Paint it with the colour of your choice.

Decorate it.

Paint windows and all. Let dry and spray a layer of varnish to seal the paint.

He now has a new aeroplane to play with! πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Jet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 27-02-2011 | 20,922 views

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It’s been sometime since we last did a toilet paper roll craft. Today, let’s make a toilet paper roll jet πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Jet

Glue the egg carton to the toilet paper roll as what we did previously for the toilet paper roll plane. Refer to it here.

Paint it with the colour of your choice

Cut the necessary shapes out of coloured foam for the wings

Stick yellow cellophane sheets as the flame at the end of the jet πŸ™‚

Basic Shapes Dump Truck

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, Shapes, Vehicle | Posted on 17-02-2011 | 45,485 views

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Let’s learn basic shapes today and along the way make a dump truck out of it πŸ˜€

Dump truck

IΒ cut several basic shapes such as rectangle, square and circle. We also shredded some crepe paper.

Use a glue stick to stick the shapes

Paste the shapes onto an art block

Spread some glue on the top part of the dump truck

Stick the confetti (shredded crepe paper) on and you are done πŸ˜€

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Egg Carton Sail Boat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Vehicle | Posted on 24-01-2011 | 9,613 views

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Let’s go sailing today πŸ™‚

Egg carton sail boat

We’ll need some colored corrugated papers, egg carton and wooden sticks

Draw a triangle on a drawing board and paint on both sides

Once dry, cut and paste on a wooden stick

Use a single hole punch and punch a hole in the middle of the egg carton

Paste corrugated paper to cover the egg carton

Place the wooden stick with the sail in the hole and sit two eggs in your sail boat πŸ™‚

We are ready to sail πŸ˜€

Beads – Cars

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Beads, Vehicle | Posted on 01-01-2011 | 7,032 views

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Still in the beads mood, Ethan requested for a car for each of us. That means I have to make 3 cars! OK, here goes…
Pyssla beads nicely arranged. Now all it needs is some ironing πŸ˜€
My pink car and Ethan’s blue car. Nice? πŸ˜›
He loves his brand new car. Wait till you see what I got for Darling πŸ˜€
Tah-dah!
A brand new open top Maserati! Haha… πŸ˜›
I Love U πŸ˜€

Toilet Roll Plane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 20-12-2010 | 24,958 views

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It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. Yeah… It’s a PLANE! πŸ˜€

Toilet roll airplane

Glue egg carton and toilet roll together

Paint the toilet roll

Let them dry

Paint windows on the plane. Use hairdryer to expedite the drying process. Read more about it here.

Use colored craft foams as the wings and deco

The plane is ready to fly πŸ™‚

The kids and their planes πŸ˜€

Creative Expression – Vehicles

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Creative Expression, Vehicle | Posted on 26-10-2010 | 3,370 views

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This week during Creative Expression, the kids were told to act out the vehicles they love best. They were allowed to use only things that can be found in the studio as props.
Train.. Choo Choo!!!!
Car – Driving on Federal Highway. Obviously they haven’t tried driving through the massive JAM! See if they’ll still be able to smile then! πŸ˜›
Boat – Row, row, row your boat…
Aeroplane – Up, up and away!
And lastly..
Mat Rempit! @_@ (That is what we call those with BIG BIKES driving recklessly on the road!)

Paper plate UFO

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 27-09-2010 | 14,960 views

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UFO – Unidentified Flying Object. Let’s make one today πŸ˜€

Paper plate UFO

You’ll need to paint two pieces of paper plates.

Decorate the paper plate with glitter paper.

Cut an alien out of green paper and paste.

Glue an empty plastic container over the alien.

Glue the two pieces of paper plates together.

We had a ‘Project UFO’ in the studio last Saturday.

And the kids loved it. These are some of their UFOs πŸ˜€

Boys will definitely love this craft πŸ™‚

Rocket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bottles, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Vehicle | Posted on 16-07-2010 | 19,354 views

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Craft go green πŸ™‚ Don’t throw your empty bottles away. Today, we are going to make a rocket πŸ™‚

Rocket from recycled bottle

– Get an empty bottle

– Wrap it with aluminium foil

– Press and squeeze it tight until you see the shape of the bottle forming

Use colored craft foams to decorate the rocket

– Make a cone out of paper and stick to the tip of the rocket

– Wrap it with aluminium foil and decorate as you wish

Your awesome rocket is done! πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚

Origami Yacht

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 16-12-2009 | 6,017 views

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Let’s go sailing today πŸ™‚

Origami Yacht

Origami Yacht

Fold the paper half.

Fold the paper half.

Fold up.

Fold up.

Fold up again as shown in the picture. Your yacht is now ready. So simple.

Fold up again as shown in the picture. Your yacht is now ready. So simple.

If you have worked on an origami recently and would like to share with us, submit your origami here.Β We will link it back to you πŸ™‚

Arm Train

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 09-11-2009 | 10,983 views

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Choo choo.. Let’s make a train today.

Arm train.

Arm train.

First, stretch your arm and draw the outline.

First, stretch your arm and draw the outline.

Dip the toothbrush bristles into colours of your choice.

Dip the toothbrush bristles into colour of your choice.

Scrape the bristles against the comb.

Scrape the bristles against the comb.

Repeat using other colours.

Repeat using other colours.

Paste the 'arm' onto a piece of paper, forming a train.

Paste the 'arm' onto a piece of paper, forming a train.

Draw windows, tracks and smoke. Your train is ready. :)

Draw windows, tracks and smoke. Your train is ready. πŸ™‚

Any idea on what else can we create from our arm?Β  Let’s share here.

Origami Car

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 21-08-2009 | 21,529 views

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This origami car will go well with little boys.

This origami car will go well with little boys.

Start with a square piece of paper

Start with a square piece of paper

Fold it half.

Fold it half.

Fold it half again and open it back. We just need the line that has formed.

Fold it half again and open it back. We just need the line that has formed.

Fold up into the middle line.

Fold up into the middle line.

Fold both ends down.

Fold both ends down.

Fold it close along the middle line.

Fold it close along the middle line.

Like this...

Like this...

Fold the end up again.

Fold the end up again.

Fold one end down and turn it around.

Fold one end down and turn it around.

Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!

Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!

Origami Jetplane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 14-08-2009 | 6,606 views

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Thinking back on ol’ school time. Flying a paper jetplane is a must do everyday during a boring lesson.

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The origami jetplane is now ready!

The happiest kid around!

The happiest kid around!

Origami Boat (3D)

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 24-07-2009 | 10,155 views

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Remember back in our ol’ school days we used to fold this boat? I was reminded of this boat by my students. Let’s see how she fold this boat.
Fold an a4 paper into half.
Fold the sides to the middle line.
Both sides.
Fold the four corners up to the middle.
And again for all four corners.
Like this.
Fold a small flip at both sides.
The trickiest part is to turn the boat inside out. Once you got that mastered, you’ll get your origami boat!
The kids and their boat. Unfortunately, there was no boat for Ethan that day. But he is still happy though! ^^