Simple Paper Twisting Project

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Food craft, Paper Crafts | Posted on 05-03-2012 | 8,953 views

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We did a simple paper twisting project today.

Paper Twist Apple

All we need are crepe papers and PVA glue. Twist crepe papers.

Paste and shape according to your liking. He is trying to make an apple there πŸ˜€

While another girl did snakes and their nest filled with eggs! Simple but lots of fun! πŸ˜€

Fridge Magnet : Dragon

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets | Posted on 16-01-2012 | 25,444 views

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Let’s make a Dragon art today πŸ™‚

Dragon fridge magnet.Β 

Super simple and a fun craft to make. Print out a dragon head and a tail. I got the dragon head and tail template from here.

Paint them and cut when dry.

Cut a strip of paper and paste three magnets along it. Paste the strip of paper to the Dragon’s head and tail and the fridge magnet is done πŸ˜€

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

If you are looking for more simple DIY Chinese New Year decor, click hereΒ for lots and lots of Ang Pow decor tutorial.

Z for Zebra

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Teaching Aid, Zebra | Posted on 06-01-2012 | 9,692 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!Β Β 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 πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Pyssla Bead : Happy Feet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 27-12-2011 | 11,163 views

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We were shopping when he came across this penguin and took the feet away! >_<

Happy Feet πŸ˜›

Pyssla Bead Happy Feet WITHOUT the feet as my board is just too small!

Anyway, it’s been raining cats and dogs recently and Ethan found many dead frog on the road.. They looked like this :

Have a nice day folks! πŸ˜€

Yellow Angry Bird Pyssla Beads

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bird, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 23-11-2011 | 8,825 views

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Still in the mood for Pyssla Beads. Here’s a Yellow Angry Bird πŸ˜€

Yellow Angry Bird

Toilet Paper Roll Bird

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Craft from Recycled Materials, Easter, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 01-11-2011 | 17,877 views

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Let’s make a bird today. Not an angry bird but a cute one πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Bird

Paint a toilet paper roll any colour to your liking.

Paint your thumb white and stamp as the white eye. Paint your pointer black and stamp again as the eyeball πŸ˜€

Cut two triangles out of orange construction paper for the beak

Spread PVA glue all over the toilet roll

Now it’s the fun part – Sticking feathers onto the bird.

Instead of buying feathers from craft store, I bought a brand new feather duster and stripped the feathers from it instead. It’s much cheaper that way!

The kids with their bird πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 18-10-2011 | 12,872 views

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Halloween is around the corner and it’s time to make some creepy crafts πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bats

Cut a line through a toilet paper roll to open it.

Cut wings and two ears out of another toilet paper roll

There, the bat is already forming. Now all we need to do is paint it black.

Paint the toilet paper roll, wings and ears black

Paint your thumb white

Stamp your painted thumb on the toilet paper roll as the eyes. Paint your pointer black and stamp as the eyeball.

Glue the wings and ears

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bat πŸ™‚

Angry Bird Coasters

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 07-10-2011 | 9,686 views

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After the success of making our very own Pyssla Beads Angry Bird keychain, we proceeded to making coasters today.

Angry Bird coasters *well, the one in the middle is NOT Angry Bird though, it’s DOMO πŸ˜€*

It’s basically the same as making keychain except we don’t hook a key ring on it.

Blue Angry Bird coaster

Red Angry Bird Coaster

I wanted to add background to make the coaster square but it turned out too large for a coaster so I scrapped the idea totally. Let this be a unique coaster that is neither round nor square πŸ˜€

The coasters, keychains and even fridge magnets are now on sale in the Studio. Coming soon is the green pig and yellow bird πŸ˜€

Angry Bird Pyssla Beads Keychain

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Pyssla Beads | Posted on 05-10-2011 | 19,576 views

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A student showed me a picture of an Angry Bird made of Pyssla beads and asked me if I can make that for him. Well, we tried and guess what? We made a key chain out of it!

Angry Bird Keychain

I think we got it right… πŸ˜€

After ironing the beads

Angry Bird keychain πŸ™‚

P/S: I really would like to give credit to the person who created the pyssla design for this Angry Bird but I just don’t know where my student got the picture from. If you are that person, please do drop me a line and I’ll link it back to you. Thank you.

Here’s how to insert the keychain to the Angry Bird:
* Poke a hole in the Angry Bird and insert the keychain

* The bird will be angrier coz u poked it

* It doesnt like to be poked
Cheers and have a nice day πŸ˜€

Jelly Fish craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts | Posted on 13-08-2011 | 14,404 views

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He came home from his Mandarin class the other day with this jellyfish craft. It was a very cute craft indeed but when I asked him, he said most of the work was done by the teachers. He got to paste the tentacles though…

Jellyfish craft

Since he did not get to do it entirely by himself in school, I let him do it in the Studio today.

Paint a jellyfish and let it dry

Cut. He can cut perfectly now πŸ˜€

Paste the eyes

Paste the tentacles

Tah-dah! Equally cute and 100% his own effort! *thanx to his teachers for the idea though* πŸ˜€

Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cat, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-06-2011 | 20,508 views

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Meow! My boy loves cat and he’ll get excited each time we do a cat craft. Today, we did a cat pencil holder using a large toilet roll.

Toilet Roll Cat Pencil Holder

You’ll need a large toilet paper roll and egg carton as the ears.

Glue the ears to the toilet paper roll and let dry

Glue the toilet paper roll onto a hard board

Once dry, trim off the excess board

Paint it, inside out.

Twist a newspaper

Wrap it with masking tape

Glue cotton around it and paste as the tail

Dab your brush on the cotton to paint it

Paste eyes, nose and draw whiskers and your pencil holder made of entirely recycled materials is done! πŸ˜€

He loves it!

Egg carton turtle

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Fridge Magnets, Turtle | Posted on 20-06-2011 | 81,377 views

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We will be going to the beach real soon for a holiday. Getting really excited! Today, we are going to make a turtle/tortoise out of egg carton to gear up for our upcoming getaway! πŸ˜€

egg carton tortoise

Egg carton tortoise and turtle

egg carton tortoise

Paint an egg carton cup any colour you like

egg carton tortoise

Decorate it and let dry

egg carton tortoise

Cut the body out of craft foams

egg carton tortoise

Glue the coloured egg carton onto the craft foam.

egg carton tortoise

Glue magnets at the back and you’ll get a cute fridge magnet! πŸ˜€

Painting a Panda

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Panda | Posted on 08-06-2011 | 8,080 views

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We painted a panda today and it turned out so CUTE!

Panda

These days, he simply loves painting.

Glued some cotton on the ear to make it more interesting.

The cute little panda πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Cow

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cow, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-05-2011 | 17,166 views

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We are making a very cute cow today, a paper plate cow πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Cow

We’ll need 3 paper plates for this. One for the head, one for the body and another for the legs, ears and all.

Cut out four legs

Cut a small circle for the head

Cut spots out of black construction paper

Glue the spots into place

Draw the eyes

You’ve now got the cutest cow ever!

Paper Plate Oyster

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 23-05-2011 | 29,826 views

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My sister has been requesting for an oyster craft for a long time. Today, we are going to make an oyster out of paper plate for her! πŸ˜€

Paper plate oyster

Paint the top session of a paper plate pink

Paint the other side grey

Glue a cotton ball in the middle as the ‘pearl’ and the oyster is done! πŸ˜€

Simple and nice πŸ™‚

Handprint Elephant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Elephant, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 29-04-2011 | 14,944 views

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I love handprint art. It’s been a while since we last did a handprint art. Let’s make an elephant today πŸ˜€

Handprint Elephant

Paint your palm black

Stamp your painted palm onto a piece of paper

He loves handprint art πŸ˜€

Paint the side of your palm white

This will be the elephant’s ear

Stamp it on the elephant as the ear

It needs an eye.

Use a marker to draw the eyes and the elephant is done πŸ˜€

TP Roll Egg Carton Alligator

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alligator, Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 22-04-2011 | 21,782 views

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Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream..
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM! πŸ˜€

Alligator or crocodile.. call it what you want as we are making one today πŸ™‚

Egg carton alligator

Glue 3 toilet paper rolls together or you may just use kitchen roll.

Glue the egg carton on it and let dry.

Paint the alligator green

Paint the eyes white

Paint the eyeball black. Paste the legs and teeth and the alligator is done πŸ™‚

Origami cranes for Japan

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 21-04-2011 | 8,767 views

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We were in Sunway Giza this evening and saw this..

Let’s fold origami cranes for Japan!

They say anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will have their heart’s desire come true.

Let’s together fold MORE than one thousand origami cranes for the Land of the Rising Sun in light of their recent quake and tsunami plight.

Origami papers and simple instructions were provided.

Ethan trying to figure out what to do..

He is getting it… it is starting to turn out to be a crane πŸ˜€

There! His origami crane. I think the tail is a little bit off but it’s okay. It’s the effort and thoughts that counts right? He is barely 4 years old, give him a break! πŸ˜›

Ready to insert the origami crane into the box provided.

We did not one but four origami cranes. We would love to stay on and do more but we ran out of time.

Will definitely go back to Sunway Giza soon to make more origami cranes.

Our Heart Goes to the people of Japan…

Paper Plate Elephant Door Hanger

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Elephant, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 07-04-2011 | 21,044 views

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We did a paper plate elephant today πŸ™‚

Paper plate elephant

I’m sorry for we did not take pictures during the making this time around. My camera was not with me πŸ™

Anyway, you’ll need 4 paper plates; 3 small ones and 1 big one.

Paint them.

Glue a small paper plate to a big plate.

Cut another small paper plate half and glue as the ears.

Cut legs and tail from the last paper plate and paste.

Cut a strip of paper and fold accordion style and paste as the trunk.

Paste the eyes and you are done πŸ˜€

Giraffe Art

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Giraffe | Posted on 03-04-2011 | 6,140 views

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Ethan did a giraffe art today. Let me share it with you πŸ˜€

Giraffe Art

He drew a giraffe modeled after the Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe in our previous entry πŸ™‚

Here he is diligently colouring the giraffe

Tah-dah! His giraffe art is done and he is all smiles πŸ˜€