Egg Carton Handprint Owl

By Merryn | Posted on 13-08-2012 | 6,937 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Bird, Egg Carton, Hand and Footprint Art

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Egg Carton Handprint Owl

Howdy craftiers! Sorry for the long absence. It’s been some time now since our last hand print art, hasn’t it? Let’s make this cute handprint owl art today 🙂 Handprint Egg Carton Owl Paint your palm brown. Stamp it onto a piece of drawing art block. Cut the eyes and beak out of an egg […]

Koi fish painting for kids

By Merryn | Posted on 08-07-2012 | 13,039 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Fish

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Koi fish painting for kids

The kids painted koi fish today in the Studio. It’s super easy even a toddler can do it! 😀 Koi fish (Japanese carp) painting I drew and cut out two templates (as shown above) for each of the kids. Get the kids to paint the entire drawing block blue using sponge. My kid insists to […]

Toilet paper roll pencil holder

By Merryn | Posted on 25-06-2012 | 17,664 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Toilet Paper Roll

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Toilet paper roll pencil holder

Inspired by FamilyFun’s dyed egg scuba diver craft, we improvised and came out with this: Snorkeling pencil holder We’ll need a large toilet paper roll, a sauce cup, a straw and a rubber band for this craft. Glue the toilet paper roll onto a cardboard. Paint the toilet paper roll. Draw circles. Use paper punch […]

Craft foam picture frame

By Merryn | Posted on 18-06-2012 | 5,512 views
Categories Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Father's Day, Ladybug, Mother's Day, Teacher's Day

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Craft foam picture frame

It’s Father’s Day today. The kids did a foam picture frame to present to their father (or mother as it is after all Parents’ Month this month) DIY Foam Picture Frame. You’ll need half an A4 size of coloured craft foam. Place a smaller rectangle paper in the middle of that craft foam and draw […]

Pencil Topper

By Merryn | Posted on 12-06-2012 | 5,271 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Bookmark, Butterfly, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts

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Pencil Topper

During the school holidays, I brought our little crafty boy to the mall for some fun holiday crafts. They did a pencil topper that day. My boy was given this piece of hard construction printed paper. He coloured it. I thought he did a great job at coloring the horse! 😀 He then applied glue […]

Tissue Paper Puff

By Merryn | Posted on 20-05-2012 | 4,862 views
Categories Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Crepe Paper

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Tissue Paper Puff

Our first paper flower project was back in 2010 when we did crepe paper carnations. See full details here. Today, whitneywpanetta of Look Between the Lines shared with us a lovely tissue paper puff project. Click here for full tutorial. Thank you Whitney for sharing this lovely craft work with us. You too can share […]

Splash of colours

By Merryn | Posted on 18-05-2012 | 4,452 views
Categories Art Crafts

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Splash of colours

When you are caught in a moment of boredom and not know what to do, try this simple but fun project. Cut any shapes out of hard-board paper or you can just use leaf, branches or anything to place on the drawing block. Dip toothbrush into paint and rub the bristles. Colours will splash out […]

Felt Bunny

By Merryn | Posted on 14-05-2012 | 3,774 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Rabbit

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Felt Bunny

Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made shared with us this cute little bunny felt craft. This could be a fun craft to do with your kids who want to learn to sew by enlarging the pattern a few percent on a copy machine, and using yarn and a yarn sewing needle to stitch it together. The full […]

Crepe Paper Pencil Holder

By Merryn | Posted on 29-04-2012 | 6,669 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Bee, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Mother's Day, Toilet Paper Roll

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Crepe Paper Pencil Holder

I’ve always loved the fine art of pottery. I wish to try pottery with the students but I can’t find a good enough clay yet. In the meantime, remember the kids’ paper twisting project previously? Refer to it here. Let’s get them to train their ‘pottery’ skills using crepe paper instead 🙂 We will need […]

Easter Lamb craft

By Merryn | Posted on 06-04-2012 | 9,296 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Lamb

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Easter Lamb craft

It’s Good Friday today. Are you done decorating your eggs for Easter?  Inspired by DisneyFamilyFun, we did this little cutie lamb today 🙂 Easter Egg Lamb Our little artist has just started learning the piano and one of his favourite piece is Mary has a Little Lamb. He learned this piece from YouTube. Watch him […]

Easter Egg Mickey Mouse

By Merryn | Posted on 03-04-2012 | 3,876 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll

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Easter Egg Mickey Mouse

Easter is just around the corner. Thanks to www.family.go.com, we found this cute way to decorate our Easter Eggs 🙂 Watch this video on how we transformed an ordinary egg into a cute Mickey Mouse! <3

Marine World Sponge Painting

By Merryn | Posted on 23-03-2012 | 4,874 views
Categories Art Crafts

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Marine World Sponge Painting

We are taking a break from toilet paper rolls and egg carton crafts. Today, we are back to basics with simple sponge painting. I gave the kids in the Studio sponges and get them to sponge blue paint all over the paper. Then, using cute underwater creatures template, they started painting all over the paper. […]

Simple Paper Twisting Project

By Merryn | Posted on 05-03-2012 | 7,146 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Food craft, Paper Crafts

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Simple Paper Twisting Project

We did a simple paper twisting project today. Paper Twist Apple All we need are crepe papers and PVA glue. Twist crepe papers. Paste and shape according to your liking. He is trying to make an apple there 😀 While another girl did snakes and their nest filled with eggs! Simple but lots of fun! […]

Button Bugs

By Merryn | Posted on 22-02-2012 | 4,536 views
Categories Beads, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Insect crafts

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Button Bugs

Yvonne of MyDiaryMyBlog shared with us this cute craft made by her kids from recycling old buttons taken out from old clothings. All they needed were old buttons, UHU glue, sequins and soft wires. This craft requires adult’s supervision as buttons and tiny sequins are being used. Please ensure the little ones do not put them […]

Textured Space Art

By Merryn | Posted on 20-02-2012 | 9,816 views
Categories Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Crafts

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Textured Space Art

My boy loves the outer space. He found this picture online the other day. He loves it so much that he printed it out. Since he loves it very much I thought of converting it into a piece of art. We managed to make the above inspired by the picture that he printed out earlier. […]

Valentine’s Torch

By Merryn | Posted on 13-02-2012 | 2,848 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Print Art, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Torch

It’s Valentine’s Day in a few minutes time. We did a Valentine craft today. It is a Valentine’s Torch. While we were thinking of what we wanted to project on the wall, I asked my boy what he knows about Valentine’s Day. His answer is simply CUPID! I do not know how to draw a […]

Puffy Heart Valentine

By Merryn | Posted on 07-02-2012 | 7,269 views
Categories Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Crafts

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Puffy Heart Valentine

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Let’s make a puffy heart today <3 Valentine’s Puffy Heart Referring to our post here, cut a heart out of hard construction paper to be used as the template. Let the kids trace the outline of the heart on white hard construction paper. Cut the heart out. Younger kids […]

DIY Ang Pow Packet

By Merryn | Posted on 30-01-2012 | 13,910 views
Categories Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Print Art

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DIY Ang Pow Packet

I was a pre-school teacher when I was expecting my little artist Ethan. It was always my intention to continue teaching and remain in the working force. All that changed the moment I laid hand on my baby in the Operating Theatre. I submitted my resignation and vowed to be the best mother a mom […]

Fridge Magnet : Dragon

By Merryn | Posted on 16-01-2012 | 22,888 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets

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Fridge Magnet : Dragon

Let’s make a Dragon art today 🙂 Dragon fridge magnet.  Super simple and a fun craft to make. Print out a dragon head and a tail. I got the dragon head and tail template from here. Paint them and cut when dry. Cut a strip of paper and paste three magnets along it. Paste the […]

Z for Zebra

By Merryn | Posted on 06-01-2012 | 7,498 views
Categories Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Teaching Aid, Zebra

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Z for Zebra

I remembered my niece once shared with us a naughty little joke. She asked, “What animal is very hamsup (cheeky)?” Me: The LEMUR (King Julian) in Madagascar! Hazel: WRONG! Me: Then what? Hazel: ZEBRA!  Coz zebra will un-ZIP and show off its BRA!   LoL! Cheeky little girl she was… Today, let’s not be cheeky and […]