Z for Zebra

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Teaching Aid, Zebra | Posted on 06-01-2012 | 8,124 views

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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 make a zebra as a teaching aid instead. This is great to be used when introducing ABCs to the little one. I was in one of the localkindy around when I saw this on their Art Board so here we are reproducing the art work 🙂

I prepared a Z template and get the kids to use it to draw the outline.

Cut out the Z

Paint stripes on the letter Z

Paint a strip of paper black, let dry and cut little strips as the mane.

Paste the mane onto the Z, add ears and eyes and the ZEBRA is done! 🙂

B is for Butterfly

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

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’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 of colored foam

Use craft punch to punch out colourful circles and paste all over the B.

Salt Painting

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Food craft | Posted on 14-10-2010 | 10,988 views

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Let’s do some salt painting today. You’ll need lots of salt, glue and some food colouring. Bare in mind though that this artwork won’t last so be prepared to explain to your kid that he can’t keep this in his gallery 🙂

Salt painting

First, I let him spread glue all over black construction paper.

Place the construction paper in a shallow container and pour salt onto the glue.

Dip a brush into food colouring and slightly touch the tip of the brush on the salt.

Pay attention to the salt. It will suck absorb the food colouring and kids are usually fascinated by it!

Next I spread glue onto a black construction paper. I spelled out his name 🙂 He poured salt all over it 😀

It’s ‘magic’. Kids will be amazed I assure you 😀

Ethan and his masterpiece 🙂 Too bad it will get runny almost immediately though 🙁

O is for Octopus

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Octopus, Teaching Aid | Posted on 13-10-2010 | 6,844 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is O.

O is for Octopus

Cut an O out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper O as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam.

Cut eight tentacles for the octopus.

Use hole punch and punch some circle foams.

Paste the small circles onto the tentacles.

Glue the decorated tentacles onto the O and you are done 🙂

D is for Dinosaur

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Dinosaur, Teaching Aid | Posted on 24-09-2010 | 10,178 views

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Remember the video I shared on how to cut letters out of paper here ? Well, we are going to make use of our new found skill and make learning the alphabets so much FUN!

From today onwards we are going to make random alphabet craft projects. We are going to start with the letter D. We are going to make a Dino teaching aid 😀

D for Dinosaur 🙂

Cut out a D and outline it on a brown foam or any color of your choice.

That letter D will be the prominent feature in this craft

Using other colors except brown, cut out body parts from craft foams.

I refrain from using brown again as we need the letter D to stand out.

Glue onto the letter D

Cut out shapes for decorative purposes and glue onto the dinosaur

The Dinosaur is done 😀

How To Cut Letters from Papers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 22-09-2010 | 33,546 views

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I found this on YouTube the other day and thought that it is extremely awesome!

Coming up soon is what we did with those letter cut outs. Stay tune 🙂

Origami Alphabet – R

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabet, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 07-01-2010 | 10,231 views

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The letter of the day is ‘R’ 😀 Let’s do this simple Origami R.

Origami

Origami R

Fold a square paper half. Then fold the bottom end to meet the middle line.

Fold all the remaining corners to the middle. Fold the right end to meet the middle line.

Fold as shown above and turn it around.

Fold back and your letter R is ready 😀

Share your origami with us. Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 😀

Origami Alphabet – O

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabet, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 24-12-2009 | 6,516 views

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Origami Alphabet

Origami

Let's start with the letter O today.

Let's start with the letter O today.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold the bottom half to meet the middle line.

Fold the bottom half to meet the middle line.

Do the same with the remaining three corners.

Do the same with the remaining three corners.

Make a small fold for all four corners.

Make a small fold for all four corners.

Turn it around and your origami O is done :)

Turn it around and your origami O is done 🙂