Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 29-06-2009 | 7,745 views

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Feeling all hot and craving for ice-cream? Try this ‘ice-cream’ that won’t melt! Of course it won’t melt, it is made of card board and paper plates. πŸ˜€
Paint a paper plate red and another yellow. You may paint it any colour as you wish and you may paint as many plates you like. Each colour will represent a scoop on your cone!
Just the middle part will do. Once dried, cut out a ‘cloud’ shape from each colour to form the ‘ice-cream’

Get a recycle box to make the ‘cone’. Draw a cone shape and line it with markers or colour pencil.

Once all is done, paste them all together. I added some glitters on the top of my ice-cream as ‘toppings’!
Stick it onto a wall or anywhere as you wish. This ice-cream will never melt! πŸ˜€

Fingerprint Bees


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Bee, Fingerprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 25-06-2009 | 18,356 views

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What to do on a bored rainy day? Get your water paint out and let’s start finger printing!
First I let him do some ‘practise’ on a piece of paper.
Upon reaching the ‘pro‘ level, I let him do the finger printing on a new piece of paper! πŸ˜€
There! After the paint has dried up, I help him draw some stripes and wings and his finger prints are now Buzzing Busy Bees!

Origami Koala


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Koala, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 23-06-2009 | 16,476 views

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I love Koalas. They are just so cute. Here is a simple way to make your very own Origami Koala.
You’ll need a square paper.

Fold it in half.

Fold one end down to the bottom.

Followed by the other.

Fold a flap up.

And another flap for the ears.

Flap it back down a little bit to make it blunt.

Repeat on the other.

Fold down the upper part of the head.

Fold up one side of the lower part of the face.

And the other.

Turn it over and decorate it as you wish.


Origami Fish


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Origami | Posted on 18-06-2009 | 13,293 views

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Another easy origami to do.
You’ll need a square paper to start with.

Fold it into two.

Fold the bottom end up into the middle.

Repeat on the other side.

Fold a flip.

Fold another flip. Can you see Ethan’s little fingers joining in the ‘glamour‘? ^^

Turn it over and you’ll get this. Decorate it with eyes and mouth and you’re done!

Ethan admiring the origami fish. πŸ˜€




Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Insect crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 15-06-2009 | 12,430 views

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This chubby bee is very easy to do and looks so cute, all kids will love it!
You need to paint the back of one paper plate yellow.
And another paper plate black.
* Cut four stripes of black craft foam and paste onto the yellow paper plate.
* Cut the black paper plate into half and paste it at the back of the yellow plate as wings.
* Use pipe cleaner as the antennae and sting.
* Use googly eyes or stone as the eyes and you’re done!

Father’s Day Card


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cards, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Father's Day, Festive Crafts | Posted on 11-06-2009 | 10,186 views

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Father’s Day is around the corner. I’ve made this card for my Darling, for being the #1 Dad to my precious Ethan. I’ll make another for my Dad too, for being the #1 Grandpa to Ethan and the #1 Dad to ME!

I use blue craft foam.
Fold both ends so that they meet in the middle.
Push down the top corner to make the ‘collar’. Glue it down.
Draw some lines and cut a line through the pocket to insert a note.
I printed Darling’s name and a note to slip into the pocket. Peek-a-boo at what’s inside.
Peek again…
Tah-dah! My precious Darlings!



Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 09-06-2009 | 9,776 views

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If you are a crafter, it is important to know how to get certain shapes right. Here I would like to share how to fold and cut the perfect star.
Fold once.
Fold again.

Fold the corner to the line in the middle.
Fold the tip down.
Fold vertically.
Cut along the line. Open and you get yourself a beautiful star!

Paper Plate Fish


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 06-06-2009 | 10,353 views

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This is the basic of all paper plate crafts. The simplest to do.
Use a craft scissors to cut out a small triangle. You may also use normal scissors if you do not have any craft scissors.
Stick the small triangle to form a tail.
Now here is the tedious part. I use a craft punch and punch out a thousand ‘hearts’ from old magazine pages and get Ethan to do the pasting.
Half an hour later, he is still pasting! LOL! You may opt to just color the fish instead.
Use a button, stone or anything you wish for the eye and it’s done!

Pop-Up Card – House


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cards, Pop Up Card | Posted on 03-06-2009 | 32,929 views

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A friend of mine will be shifting to her new house soon. I made this card to go along with the house warming gift.First, I print out some congratulatory message on a yellow A4 paper.
Cut 2 lines.
Pinch it out.
Fold it in. Decorate it and the pop-up house is ready! Oh yeah, paste it on another piece of paper to make it sturdier. πŸ˜€



Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 02-06-2009 | 9,359 views

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This handprint butterfly is simple to do.
I got Ethan to draw the outline of his palm. And then I helped him cut it out.
Paste the cut-out hands on a piece of paper.
I use black foam for the body and got Ethan to paste the googly eyes.

Pop-Up Card – Shark


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cards, Pop Up Card | Posted on 01-06-2009 | 30,130 views

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Fold a paper in half. Cut a line in the middle using a craft scissor.
Fold each flaps to make 2 triangles.
Unfold them.
Open the card.
Push the triangles up and pinch the edges.
Close the card and push down the folds to make them well-creased.
Open it back and draw a shark on it. Cut along the line.
Glue the outline but do not glue near the mouth or the card won’t open. Paste it on another piece of paper; preferable of different colour.