Kitchen Paper Roll Castle

By Merryn | Posted on 23-08-2011 | 19,946 views
Categories Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll

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Kitchen Paper Roll Castle

We saw some old cardboard boxes and kitchen paper rolls today and decided to make a castle out of it 😀 Kitchen paper roll castle We use some old box and kitchen paper rolls Cut one end of the kitchen paper rolls to look like the top of a castle tower. Draw a door and […]

Lala Butterfly

By Merryn | Posted on 19-08-2011 | 10,399 views
Categories Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, Insect crafts

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Lala Butterfly

We ate some lala (a type of shellfish) the other day and instead of disposing the shells, we made butterflies out of them 😀 Click here for the full entry of our Lala Butterfly artwork 🙂

Abstract Art – Bubble Wrap

By Merryn | Posted on 17-08-2011 | 13,790 views
Categories Art Crafts

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Abstract Art – Bubble Wrap

We did a very interesting abstract art using bubble wrap today 🙂 Bubble wrap abstract art Paint a bubble wrap with the colours you like The painted bubble wrap Stamp the painted bubble wrap onto a piece of drawing block Lift the bubble wrap and repeat.

Jelly Fish craft

By Merryn | Posted on 13-08-2011 | 10,689 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts

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Jelly Fish craft

He came home from his Mandarin class the other day with this jellyfish craft. It was a very cute craft indeed but when I asked him, he said most of the work was done by the teachers. He got to paste the tentacles though… Jellyfish craft Since he did not get to do it entirely […]

Hungry Ghost

By Merryn | Posted on 11-08-2011 | 5,207 views
Categories Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts

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Hungry Ghost

The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated by Chinese in many countries. According to the Chinese Calendar, the Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month. It is believed, ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from […]

Stamping with cut straws

By Merryn | Posted on 09-08-2011 | 6,541 views
Categories Crafty Crafted Friends

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Stamping with cut straws

Roopa of Putti Prapancha shared with us this beautiful art work by stamping with cut straws. Roopa says, “Cut one end of drinking straws to make star shape and dip it into paint and then stamp on paper to create stars, flowers, fire works and anything else” Easy peasy and very lovely indeed. Thank you […]

How to draw with charcoal

By Merryn | Posted on 04-08-2011 | 4,515 views
Categories Art Crafts, Charcoal drawing

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How to draw with charcoal

I sent Ethan to his Mandarin class today and went to work right after. For the very first time I have peace and quiet at my work place. I saw this sitting at the corner.. Charcoal sticks I have never sketched using charcoal before but since I have all the time in the world today, […]

Toilet Paper Roll Oil Lamp

By Merryn | Posted on 28-07-2011 | 10,928 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Deepavali, Festive Crafts, Hari Raya, Toilet Paper Roll

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Toilet Paper Roll Oil Lamp

We are in the festive spirit and will be making oil lamp today 🙂 Toilet Paper Roll Oil Lamp Cut half a large toilet paper roll Cut a triangle out of small toilet paper roll Paste onto the larger toilet paper roll Cut ‘flames’ out of coloured construction paper. Paint the toilet paper roll inside […]

Abstract Art – Toilet Paper Roll

By Merryn | Posted on 23-07-2011 | 10,221 views
Categories Art Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Toilet Paper Roll

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Abstract Art – Toilet Paper Roll

We are going to make an abstract art using toilet paper roll today 🙂 Abstract art Dip a toilet paper roll into tub of paint Stamp onto an art block, repeat until you’ve covered the entire surface My boy loves to wipe away the paint before dipping the roll into different colour tubs 🙂 The […]

Footprint Popsicle

By Merryn | Posted on 14-07-2011 | 6,627 views
Categories Hand and Footprint Art

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Footprint Popsicle

Footprint Popsicle Draw the outline of your foot Cut it out and paste Paste a popsicle stick Layer it with more footprints for a nicer effect 😀 Slurp!

Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile

By Merryn | Posted on 12-07-2011 | 5,086 views
Categories Butterfly, Crafty Crafted Friends, Insect crafts

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Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile

Kate Gribble of An Amazing Child shared this beautiful Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile 😀 This activity uses paper towel and food colouring (paint). It is perfect for toddlers. The paint spreads beautifully across the paper and once dry, can be cut into any shape you like. This mobile was made by Kate and her 27 […]

Paper Plate TP Roll Mushroom

By Merryn | Posted on 10-07-2011 | 22,309 views
Categories Cotton, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll

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Paper Plate TP Roll Mushroom

We are still in the mushroom craze so that is what we’ll be making today 🙂 Paper plate toilet paper roll mushroom Paint the toilet paper roll brown Cut a line to the middle of the plate and glue as shown above. Paint the paper plate red. Varnish the paper plate with PVA Glue. The […]

Creative Expression – Game

By Merryn | Posted on 09-07-2011 | 3,587 views
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Creative Expression – Game

Today, the kids were given these.. Heavy paper roll and these.. Empty plastic bottles. They were told to think of a game to play with those and they came out with this… Plastic bottle bowling. Cool! They enjoyed it very much that they were reluctant to stop! The satisfaction they got when they hit a […]

Hand and Footprint Carrot

By Merryn | Posted on 06-07-2011 | 11,179 views
Categories Hand and Footprint Art

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Hand and Footprint Carrot

My boy loves eating carrots. He says they are good for his eyes so when he heard that we are going to make a hand and footprint carrot today, he is very excited! Hand and footprint carrot. Paint your foot orange Stamp it onto a piece of paper Paint some lines across the carrot Paint […]

Yarn Circle Garland

By Merryn | Posted on 05-07-2011 | 3,228 views
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Yarn Circle Garland

Jamie of hands on : as we grow shared this beautiful Yarn Circle Garland craft with us. Jamie says, “Crafts sometimes take different shape than originally intended. Most of the time they end up with a better outcome. This beautiful garland is made from only yarn and glue and the help of a muffin tin, […]

Footprint Mushroom

By Merryn | Posted on 30-06-2011 | 13,226 views
Categories Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts

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Footprint Mushroom

Mushrooms! We love mushrooms! Today we are going to make a footprint paper plate mushroom 😀 Footprint paper plate mushroom Cut a paper plate to the shape of a mushroom top Paint the paper plate red. While waiting for the paper plate to dry, paint your foot white or brown.. 😀 Stamp your painted foot […]

Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder

By Merryn | Posted on 28-06-2011 | 15,506 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Cat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll

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Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder

Meow! My boy loves cat and he’ll get excited each time we do a cat craft. Today, we did a cat pencil holder using a large toilet roll. Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder You’ll need a large toilet paper roll and egg carton as the ears. Glue the ears to the toilet paper roll and […]

Footprint Rocket

By Merryn | Posted on 24-06-2011 | 26,078 views
Categories Hand and Footprint Art, Shapes, Vehicle

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Footprint Rocket

Today we are going to blast off to the moon 😀 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 🙂 Stamp the painted foot on a piece of paper. Glue 3 triangles […]

Egg carton turtle

By Merryn | Posted on 20-06-2011 | 62,796 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Fridge Magnets, Turtle

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Egg carton turtle

We will be going to the beach real soon for a holiday. Getting really excited! Today, we are going to make a turtle/tortoise out of egg carton to gear up for our upcoming getaway! 😀 Egg carton tortoise and turtle Paint an egg carton cup any colour you like Decorate it and let dry Cut […]

Best Father’s Day Gift

By Merryn | Posted on 19-06-2011 | 4,928 views
Categories Cards, Father's Day, Festive Crafts, Shapes

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Best Father’s Day Gift

Ethan did a card for his Daddy today based on our Father’s Day Handprint Card. Father’s Day Card He drew his hand print Paste the handprint and the heart. He wrote a message by himself.. aww… Daddy is happy. Fully written by himself, my boy, turning four next month 😀   Happy Father’s Day to […]