Stamping Activity: Spider, Lollipop and a Goldfish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Toilet Paper Roll, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 25-10-2016 | 4,937 views

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My youngest boyΒ is now 3 years old. It is important to work on his soft motor skills. At this age, I pay more attention to his finger muscles and hand strengthening as it is crucial in helping him to hold the pencil when he starts going to school.

Stamping is one of the best activity to work those finger muscles as he will be utilising all four fingers and his thumb to hold the stamp. It helps in his coordination and when I make it a little more challenging by getting him to draw something out of the circle he stamped, it becomes a bilateral activity that activates the non-dominant hand (to hold the paper) as well as his creativity in painting his thoughts on paper.

Watch this video on how heΒ started by stamping random circles and proceeded to paint a spider, lollipop as well as a goldfish from just a circle.

Halloween Treats: Edible SPIDER

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween | Posted on 09-10-2012 | 4,331 views

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Oh yummy, yummy. It’s been a while since we last ate SPIDERS! Spiders are simply delicious come Halloween don’t you agree?

Ingredients used are Oreo biscuits, chocolate sticks and strawberry chips.

There! Delicious SPIDER for Trick or Treating! Read the step-by-step on how to make this SPIDER treats here.

Wool Webbies

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 26-04-2011 | 5,411 views

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Putti Amma of Putti Prapancha shared with us this interesting craft called wool webbies πŸ˜€

Wool Webbies

Click here for full instruction. Thank you Putti Amma for the craft πŸ™‚

You might want to click here for lots of SPIDER crafts ideas πŸ˜€

Paper plate spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 18-10-2010 | 20,049 views

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Halloween is around the corner. Let’s make a spider today πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Spider

Paint a paper plate black on both sides. Once dry, cut it into two.

Cut legs out of black construction paper. Dot some glue on them.

Paste onto the paper plate.

Spread some glue on the other half of the paper plate.

Paste them together.

Cut two circles out of white construction paper and paste.

Use marker and draw the eyeballs πŸ˜€

Use a hole punch and punch two holes. Tie a string and your spider is done πŸ™‚

Perfect for Halloween πŸ™‚

Egg carton spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Halloween, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 03-09-2010 | 13,502 views

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Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again!

Egg carton spider

Paint the egg carton black

Paste a couple of eyes

Use a black pipe cleaner for the legs

Put a thread through it and you’ll have dangling spiders! πŸ˜€

Cool! πŸ™‚

Albino Spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 24-05-2010 | 9,657 views

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One of Ethan’s vitamin supplement comes with a sponge in the bottle. Each time we open a new bottle, we need to take out the sponge. After some time, I see that I have so many of these nice round sponges and wondered what can I do with them. Today, let’s make good use out of it. Let’s make a spider, an albino spider that is πŸ˜›

Albino Spider

You'll need a round sponge, a white pipe cleaner, a red pipe cleaner and two large googly eyes

Glue the googly eyes onto the sponge

Cut the white pipe cleaner into smaller pieces. You'll need eight. Bend them and glue four on each side

Cut a short piece of red pipe cleaner. Bend in the middle and glue as the mouth. Your albino spider is done πŸ™‚

Handprint Spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 01-03-2010 | 9,301 views

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Incy Wincy Spider climb up the water spout.. Let’s paint a spider today πŸ™‚

Handprint Spider

You'll need black water colour for the spider. You may also use dark brown or any other colour your child wishes his/her spider to be πŸ™‚

Paint your palm and four fingers black.

Stamp the painted palm onto a piece of paper.

You'll get one half of the spider.

Paint the other side of your palm and the four fingers.

Stamp it next to the first half.

You'll get a complete spider now.

Grip your fist and paint it black.

Stamp it on the body of the spider.

Paint your fingertips yellow and dot it around the head as spider has many eyes all over.

Paint your fingertip red and dot it on the yellow dots and your spider is done πŸ™‚