30 DIY Chinese New Year Angpow Decor Ideas

By Merryn | Posted on 19-01-2021 | 249 views
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We will be celebrating Chinese New Year of the OX in 2021. It may be a little early but here we are sharing video tutorials on how to DIY OX from CNY lucky red packets. They are really simple to make so do try it out yourselves: ORIGAMI OX HEAD DIY ANGPOW OX / COW […]

Paper Plate Sun craft

By Merryn | Posted on 10-12-2020 | 665 views
Categories Paper Plate Crafts

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The year end holiday is here. Due to the current pandemic, we won’t be travelling much hence we will need a lot of ideas to keep our kids occupied. I’ve already stocked up lots of paper plates, coloured paper and paint at home for us to spend time making fun art and crafts together. For […]

Snowman / Snowball Christmas Cookies

By Merryn | Posted on 09-12-2020 | 399 views
Categories Christmas Ideas, Festive Crafts, Snowman, YouTube tutorial

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Christmas is fast approaching. Due to the pandemic that is affecting everyone globally, some of us would not be able to get a white Christmas where we are at. Desperate times call for desperate measures. If we can’t go to a white Christmas, let’s MAKE a white Christmas! Here’s an easy recipe to get our […]

Ghost Lollipops

By Merryn | Posted on 30-10-2017 | 11,259 views
Categories Festive Crafts, Halloween, YouTube tutorial

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It’s Halloween! Happy Halloween to all.  We made Ghosts out of lollipops today.  Lollipop ghosts makes a great Halloween treats.  Here is the tutorial video on how to make this super simple Lollipop Ghosts. 

Candle Tissue Art Transfer Craft

By Merryn | Posted on 30-09-2017 | 10,306 views
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Let’s make a candle tissue art transfer craft today. We’ll need large plain candles, tissues, poster colors, paint brush, wax paper, scissors, hairdryer and work gloves for this craft. Paint your favourite item on the tissue and let it dry. Once dry, cut along the picture. Peel off the extra layers of tissues leaving only […]

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

By Merryn | Posted on 17-11-2016 | 13,643 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Octopus, Toilet Paper Roll

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We first did this toilet paper roll octopus back in 2010 with the elder brother. Today we did the same with the little brother but skipped the painting part so it is not too lengthy.  You’ll need: 1 pcs toilet paper roll 1 pcs coloured foam 2 pcs googly eyes Hole punch Glue Watch this […]

Christmas Craft: Handprint Mitten

By Merryn | Posted on 05-11-2016 | 8,852 views
Categories Christmas Ideas, Hand and Footprint Art

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Christmas is near and I am getting the kids to make some crafts to decorate our house. We will be making this simple craft we did back in 2010 – Handprint Christmas Mitten. My 3 year old did a tutorial video for this Handprint Mitten. Watch it here:

Sponge Painting – Koi Fish

By Merryn | Posted on 01-11-2016 | 9,128 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Fish

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We did this sponge artwork with the elder brother back in 2012. Back then we did not have video tutorials. Today, we did this fun sponge painting with my 3 year old and we have the video to share. Here is the koi fish template if you wish to do it with your little ones […]

Stamping Activity: Spider, Lollipop and a Goldfish

By Merryn | Posted on 25-10-2016 | 16,608 views
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My youngest boy 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 […]

Sand Candle Art

By Merryn | Posted on 25-07-2016 | 9,373 views
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The boys love craft so much that they even got their hands busy while on vacation. I signed them up for a couple of craft activities and making Sand Candle Art was one of them. Watch this video on how to make a sand candle art. We can DIY this at home. The only question […]

Footprint Craft : Paper Popsicle

By Merryn | Posted on 30-06-2016 | 8,708 views
Categories Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts

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Today’s footprint craft is a remake of our footprint popsicle we did back in 2011 with the elder brother. The younger brother wanted to do it too but is too young to trace his own footprint and cut it out and got the big brother to help him out. The little one is able to […]

Rock Painting

By Merryn | Posted on 28-05-2016 | 9,098 views
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Rock painting is one of the easiest yet most fun activity to be done with the toddler. All we need is some paint and rocks and let the toddler paint away. Let him paint to his heart content. Dry it and use the rock for decoration. One can never have too many colored rocks 🙂 […]

Sand Name Art

By Merryn | Posted on 29-04-2016 | 8,639 views
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Let’s take the kids outdoor today. Crafting doesn’t need to be confined within the four walls. It is more fun to be done outdoors. Kids love playing sand. Give them sand and they can be kept occupied for hours. After they are done playing, I let them enjoy a craft activity. Using glue, I wrote […]

Leaf Stamping Art for Toddlers

By Merryn | Posted on 22-04-2016 | 5,438 views
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The hot spell brought many leaves to the ground and what better way to appreciate them then by making a leaf stamping art? All you need is lots of leaves, paint brush, tempera paste and a piece of paper for stamping on. We used plastic egg cartons to store paints and empty drink bottles to […]

Video Tutorial: Torn Paper Apple Art

By Merryn | Posted on 19-04-2016 | 6,013 views
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We are starting something new. We’ll be making and sharing videos of the kids crafting. This is their first ever craft video, making Torn Paper Apple Art. Enjoy 😀

Stamping Activity for Toddlers

By Merryn | Posted on 27-03-2016 | 5,248 views
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Hello! My little boy is 2 1/2 years old now and loves to emulate his big brother. The other day the big brother was doing his school art work – stamping and the little one wanted to try it too. So I got him an okra, halved it and wrapped it with a tissue as […]

Chinese New Year Ang Pow Fish

By Merryn | Posted on 03-02-2016 | 8,839 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish

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Remember our Ang Pow Fish decor we made back in 2010? Well, we improved it recently by adding a tail to it and it is now so much nicer. Ang Pow Fish Draw as shown above. Cut accordingly. Cut out the tail from another ang pow packet. Paste it onto the fish. Add googly eyes […]

Angpow Origami Monkey

By Merryn | Posted on 08-01-2016 | 7,230 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Monkey, Origami, Paper Crafts

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Chinese New Year is just a month away and we will be welcoming the Fire Monkey this year. Let’s make this cute origami monkey to welcome the year of the Monkey. Cute Angpow Origami Monkey. For more details, please click here.

Handprint Christmas Tree Art for Kids

By Merryn | Posted on 10-12-2015 | 5,744 views
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Christmas is near so let’s make a handprint Christmas tree today! It’s very simple and fun! 

Multi-Level Toy Car Garage

By Merryn | Posted on 10-08-2015 | 8,612 views
Categories Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle

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My boys have too many cars. They are everywhere. We built a multi-level toy car garage using large toilet paper roll last weekend. Toilet Paper Roll Multi Level Toy Car Garage All we need are many huge toilet paper rolls and a thick board to support it at the back. Paste double-layered tapes on the […]