Papier Mache Pottery

By Merryn | Posted on 06-04-2011 | 6,214 views
Categories Crafty Crafted Friends, Papier Mache

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Papier Mache Pottery

The little sprouts of My Little Sprouts did this awesome papier mache pottery. Papier Mache pottery To learn how you can turn these balloons into pots, click here for the full instruction. Thank you My Little Sprouts for sharing your creative pottery art with us ๐Ÿ˜€

Butterfly Goodie Bag

By Merryn | Posted on 05-04-2011 | 15,020 views
Categories Butterfly, Insect crafts, Party Craft

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Butterfly Goodie Bag

I stumbled upon this great idea fromย Rainbowstarbooksย for a goodie bag! The next time you have a party, why not place all the little goodies in a plastic bag and tie it up to look like a butterfly? Simply great isn’t it?

Giraffe Art

By Merryn | Posted on 03-04-2011 | 5,110 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Giraffe

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Giraffe Art

Ethan did a giraffe art today. Let me share it with you ๐Ÿ˜€ Giraffe Art He drew a giraffe modeled after the Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe in our previous entry ๐Ÿ™‚ Here he is diligently colouring the giraffe Tah-dah! His giraffe art is done and he is all smiles ๐Ÿ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe

By Merryn | Posted on 29-03-2011 | 29,731 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Giraffe, Toilet Paper Roll

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Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe

We had a very fun time making this giraffe today ๐Ÿ˜€ Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe You will need four toilet paper rolls and one kitchenย paper roll Draw a giraffe head and cut. Draw another slightly bigger head, cut and paste to the smaller head. You’ll get a giraffe head as shown above. Cut the remaining […]

Painting an elephant

By Merryn | Posted on 22-03-2011 | 5,340 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Elephant, YouTube tutorial

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Painting an elephant

Our poster boy now loves painting pictures. He has graduated from colour pencils and crayons and is now loving water paints. I’ve done this video of him painting an elephant. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

Fruity Cheerio Rainbow

By Merryn | Posted on 22-03-2011 | 4,992 views
Categories Crafty Crafted Friends, Food craft

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Fruity Cheerio Rainbow

Jamie of Hands On : As We Grow submitted this yummy looking Fruity Cheerio Rainbow craft. Fruity Cheerio Rainbow For full instruction on how to make this interesting rainbow, click here. Thank you Jamie for sharing this craft with us ๐Ÿ˜€

Paper Plate Pig

By Merryn | Posted on 20-03-2011 | 14,372 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Paper Plate Crafts, Pig, Toilet Paper Roll

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Paper Plate Pig

Feeling a little Oink Oink today so we will be making a paper plate pig! ๐Ÿ˜€ Paper plate pig You’ll need a paper plate, two cups from the egg carton and a ring cut out of toilet paper roll Paste a piece of paper on one side of the toilet paper roll ring and cut […]

St. Patrick’s Four Leaf Clover

By Merryn | Posted on 17-03-2011 | 8,056 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll

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St. Patrick’s Four Leaf Clover

It’s St. Patrick’s today and let’s celebrate by making a four leaf clover out of toilet paper roll ๐Ÿ™‚ Four Leaf Clover You’ll need to cut the toilet paper rolls into rings. You’ll need four rings Press and shape them until you get 4 heart rings Paint the heart rings green It can get pretty […]

Craft Tips – Brush holder

By Merryn | Posted on 16-03-2011 | 3,937 views
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Craft Tips – Brush holder

Painting is so much fun. What do you do if you need to put down your brush for a moment while you take a break or two? Don’t just put them on the table and risk them rolling off or anything similar to that. Cut an egg carton and use it as a brush holder. […]

Egg Carton Elephant

By Merryn | Posted on 14-03-2011 | 13,358 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Elephant

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Egg Carton Elephant

It has been sometime since we last did an egg carton craft. Today, let’s make an elephant! ๐Ÿ˜€ Egg Carton Elephant You’ll need a head with huge ears and a body with legs. Cut them out Paint it whatever colour you like ๐Ÿ™‚ Paint the ears and eyes and your elephant is done ๐Ÿ™‚  

Paper Plate Chick

By Merryn | Posted on 10-03-2011 | 9,880 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Crafty Crafted Friends, Paper Plate Crafts

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Paper Plate Chick

Finas of My Learning World did this cute paper plate chick ๐Ÿ™‚ She painted 3 paper plates (of different sizes)ย yellow. Glue the small plate to the bigger plate. Cut the beak, wings and feet from the remaining paper plate and glue. Shred tissue paper and paste as the feathers. Paste eyes and cottons and there […]

Toilet Paper Roll Flower

By Merryn | Posted on 08-03-2011 | 16,772 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Toilet Paper Roll

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Toilet Paper Roll Flower

Let’s make a flower out of toilet paper roll today ๐Ÿ™‚ Toilet Paper Roll Flower Draw lines and cut as shown above Paint it Punch a hole and poke a wooden chopstick through and glue. Your flower is done ๐Ÿ™‚

Craft Tips – Apron

By Merryn | Posted on 02-03-2011 | 5,094 views
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Craft Tips – Apron

Art time is so much fun. To prevent your clothes from paints, wear a smock or an apron. On the other hand, you can turn an over-sized old tee into an art apron. That way you can make as much mess as you like ๐Ÿ˜›

Toilet Paper Roll Jet

By Merryn | Posted on 27-02-2011 | 22,403 views
Categories Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle

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Toilet Paper Roll Jet

It’s been sometime since we last did a toilet paper roll craft. Today, let’s make a toilet paper roll jet ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 […]

Rock Painting – Lady Bug

By Merryn | Posted on 22-02-2011 | 13,726 views
Categories Insect crafts, Ladybug, Rock painting

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Rock Painting – Lady Bug

We are going to try rock painting today and what else can we paint if not our favourite – Lady Bug! ๐Ÿ˜€ Lady bugs Choose some nice, round rocks Paint it red Once dry, paint the face black. Draw line and dots. Let dry. Paint the eyes. Once dry, spray a coat of varnish and […]

B is for Butterfly

By Merryn | Posted on 20-02-2011 | 6,987 views
Categories Alphabets, Butterfly, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Teaching Aid

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B is for Butterfly

Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and weโ€™ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today. Today’s lucky letter is B. B is for Butterfly Cut a B out of a piece of paper. Use that paper B as a guide to draw the outline on a piece […]

Basic Shapes Dump Truck

By Merryn | Posted on 17-02-2011 | 56,327 views
Categories Paper Crafts, Shapes, Vehicle

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Basic Shapes Dump Truck

Let’s learn basic shapes today and along the way make a dump truck out of it ๐Ÿ˜€ Dump truck Iย 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 […]

Craft Tips – Beautifying a simple bowl

By Merryn | Posted on 17-02-2011 | 5,481 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Bear, Christmas Ideas, Craft Tips and Tricks, Party Craft

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Craft Tips – Beautifying a simple bowl

When I do grocery shopping, I often get bowls as free gifts for some of my purchases. Today, I feel like doing something to beautify the bowl and make it the center of attraction ๐Ÿ˜€ All we need is the bowl and a bear. I use the bear I got from being a loyal member […]

Heart Egg

By Merryn | Posted on 16-02-2011 | 3,482 views
Categories Father's Day, Festive Crafts, Food craft, Mother's Day, Shapes, Valentine's Day

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Heart Egg

No.. not talking about heart ACHE here… but Heart Egg ๐Ÿ˜€ Heart Egg Heat a pan and place a silicon heart mould on it Crack an egg into the mould Pour some water into the pan Cover it Remove the silicon mould and decorate as you wish ๐Ÿ˜€ We decorated ours with lots of ketchup! […]

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

By Merryn | Posted on 14-02-2011 | 14,414 views
Categories Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day

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Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

It’s Valentine’s Day today and we are making a cute cupid out of toilet paper roll ๐Ÿ™‚ Toilet Paper Roll Cupid Paint a toilet paper roll pink Paste eyes onto the roll. Alternatively you may dip your finger into white paint and print it as the eyes, paint black for the eyeball. Draw the mouth […]