Hand and Footprint Dove


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts | Posted on 31-05-2010 | 28,017 views

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I’ve always love dove. Let’s make a very simple hand and footprint dove today πŸ™‚

Hand and Footprint Dove

Draw the outline of your palm on a piece of white paper

Draw the outline of your foot on a piece of white paper

Cut them out

Dot some glue on the hand cut out

Paste the hand cut out onto the foot cut out

You’ll get a flying dove πŸ™‚

Use marker to draw a dot as the eye. Dab some glue on the dove

Paste the dove onto a piece of black sugar paper

Oh yeah, cut a beak out of a brown felt and paste. I framed up my dove and it turned out beautiful πŸ˜€

Footprint Ladybug


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 28-05-2010 | 76,629 views

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People told me ladybug is for good luck and I’ve been believing in that ever since. I can never have enough of ladybugs in my art or crafts. Thanx to Handprint and Footprint Arts, let’s do a footprint ladybug today πŸ™‚

Footprint Ladybug

Paint your heel black

Paint the remaining 3/4 of your foot red

Nice πŸ™‚

Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of paper

Paint your fingertip black. Dot the bug.

Paint your fingertip white and dot two eyes.

Use a thin paint brush and paint the eyes and legs and you are done πŸ™‚

Craft Tips – Hair Dryer comes handy


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 26-05-2010 | 13,369 views

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When doing art work or crafting, a hair dryer can come in handy at times. Sometimes the paint or glue take too long to dry. Use a hair dryer to expedite the drying process. Invest in the most basic hair dryer as all you need it to do is blow dry πŸ˜€

Albino Spider


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 24-05-2010 | 14,077 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 Frog


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Frog | Posted on 21-05-2010 | 43,168 views

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Our hand print can do wonders when it comes to arts and crafts. Today, let’s make a frog out of it πŸ™‚

Handprint Frog

You'll need green and white paper, a black marker pen and glue.

Draw a circle out of the green paper and cut. You may need to assist your child to cut the circle if he has yet to master the scissors πŸ™‚

Fold the green paper into two. Draw your hand print and cut. You will need two hand print cut outs.

Paste the hand print as the frog's feet.

Cut two eyes out of the white paper and paste as the frog's eyes.

Use the black marker to draw the eyes, nose and mouth. Your hand print frog is all done and ready to hop πŸ™‚

Craft Tips – Paper Plate as an alternative to paper


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 19-05-2010 | 8,535 views

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Ever tried painting with your toddlers? Remember the mess they can create? How often do they tear the paper when they kept on painting on the same spot and that spot became soggy and weak? When doing a paint project with your toddlers, it’s good to use paper plates instead of drawing paper as paper plate is much thicker to prevent from tear resulting from too much handling.

Paint a paper plate πŸ™‚

Footprint Lion


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Lion | Posted on 17-05-2010 | 23,691 views

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Roar!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ This lion won’t scare anyone away.. Let’s do a footprint lion today πŸ™‚

Footprint Lion. Cute? πŸ™‚

Paint your foot brown.

Stamp it onto a piece of paper.

Paint your fingers and print it as the lion's mane πŸ™‚

It should be something like this..

Paint a finger and print it as the tail.

Your lion is all done πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Rabbit


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Rabbit | Posted on 14-05-2010 | 36,943 views

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Have a paper plate to spare? Let’s do a rabbit πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Rabbit

Cut a paper plate half. Cut two ears out of white paper and two smaller ears out of pink paper. Paste the pink on the white ears.

Paste the ears on the plate.

Paste a cotton ball as the tail.

Paste several strands of thread as the whiskers and draw the eye and nose.

Paper Plate Rabbit

Handprint Fish


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fish, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 10-05-2010 | 40,289 views

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Blurp Blurp… Let’s print out some fish today πŸ™‚

Handprint Fish

Paint your palm and print on a blue piece of paper.

Paint the other palm and print. You'll have two lovey-dovey fish πŸ™‚

Paint your fingers and print as the sea weeds.

Using a brush, draw the eye and mouth and some bubbles. You are done πŸ™‚

Dating fish πŸ˜›

Origami Fox


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fox, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 07-05-2010 | 13,509 views

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It has been quite some time we did not touch on origami. If not for all the emails I’ve been getting requesting for origami, it might have just slipped out of my mind. I’ve just been too engrossed with paper art, foams and painting lately πŸ˜› Sorry peeps πŸ˜€

Ok, let’s get started. Let’s make an origami fox today πŸ™‚

Origami fox

Fold a square paper half.

Fold again as shown in the picture.

Fold up both ends as shown in the picture.

Turn it over. Draw eyes and nose.

Origami fox

Craft’s What Is – Craft Scissors


Posted by Merryn | Posted in General, What is | Posted on 05-05-2010 | 11,493 views

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Craft scissors

Craft scissors are scissors which have been developed for use in arts and crafts. There are several different styles of craft scissors, ranging from pinking shears, which create a wavy edge in cut objects, to children’s craft scissors, with blunt blades which are designed to reduce injury. Many craft stores sell an assortment of craft scissors, and it is also possible to order them through specialtyΒ suppliers. Having a pair of utility craft scissors around the house can be extremely useful, as these scissors tend to be very versatile.

Footprint Bee


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Bee, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 03-05-2010 | 100,818 views

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It’s been sometime since we last did a footprint art. Today, inspired by Handprint and Footprint Arts, let’s do a footprint bee πŸ™‚

Footprint Bee

Paint your foot yellow. Unlike when he was younger, my boy finds it rather ticklish these days πŸ˜€

Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of paper.

Help your little one paint three black lines across the footprint.

Paint your finger tip white.

Print your fingertip on the bee as the eyes.

The almost completed footprint bee.

Help the little one paint the eye balls, wings and all and the bee is done πŸ˜€