Cotton Sheep

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts, Sheep | Posted on 05-07-2010 | 27,225 views

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This is one cute craft you can do with your old newspaper πŸ™‚ See, our crafts are going green!


Cotton sheep


– Crumple a newspaper into a ball.
– Use masking tape to cover the entire surface


– Paste rolled up cotton onto the newspaper ball


– Poke a toothpick through, glue and let dry.
– Cut black straws and glue over the toothpicks.
– Let dry.


– Cut a face out of black colored foam and paste.
– Paste a couple of googly eyes and your cotton ball sheep is ready! So cute πŸ™‚

Craft Stick Bee Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Bookmark, Craft Foam, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts | Posted on 02-07-2010 | 14,033 views

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We can make an interesting bee bookmark using a craft stick.


Craft stick bee bookmark


– Draw a circle on a yellow craft foam and cut


– Draw and cut another circle out of a black craft foam this time


– Paint a craft stick yellow


– Cut the black circle into half, paste as wings.
– Cut some tiny strips out of black craft foams and paste on the bee.
– Paste the craft stick at the back.


Your cute craft stick bee bookmark is all done πŸ™‚

Vitagen Bottle Elephant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Elephant, Pipe Cleaner, Vitagen bottle | Posted on 25-06-2010 | 16,688 views

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If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I like to recycle stuffs for crafts. Today, I’m very happy for the craft that I’m sharing with you is totally, 100%, originally MINE πŸ˜€

I sat for hours looking at the Vitagen bottles piling up in the recycling box in my kitchen. Yes, I have boxes in the kitchen labelled “plastic“, “glass“, “paper” and “others“. We ALLΒ need to do our part for the environment, don’t we? After hours and hours of looking at the bottle, I finally came out with THIS. I’m so happy (oh yes, I’ve said that already :D).

Alright, enough ofΒ talking and let’s get to back to business. A friend of mine calls this elephant ELEGEN, so ELEGEN it shall be πŸ˜€ Ladies and gentlemen, presenting….


Elegen, the Vitagen Elephant πŸ™‚


Draw a circle, cut and paste to cover the ‘mouth’ of the bottle.


Use small strips of paper and paste until you’ve covered the entire bottle.


Cut 2 long strips of paper. I used two different colors.
Fold on top of each other and then paste as the trunk.
Cut 2 ears out of colored craft foam and paste.


Cut four strips out of colored craft foam and glue the ends to form a loop.
Paste onto the elephant as the legs.


Glue a pipe cleaner as the tail.
I stick an oval craft foam at the end for maximum cuteness effect πŸ˜€

Elegen - MY Vitagen Elephant πŸ˜€

Egg Carton Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Fish, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 21-06-2010 | 47,407 views

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Egg carton fish

The next time you think of throwing out your egg cartons, think again for they can be used to make beautiful fish!


Egg carton


Cut the egg carton into individual cups.
Glue them together to get the shape of a fish.


Paint the fish


The kids deep in concentration


Cut craft foams as the fins. Use pipe cleaner as the mouth


The kid’s finished product – The Egg Carton Fish. Simply beautiful!


The kids and their fish striking a pose πŸ˜›

Heart Shape Mouse Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Fridge Magnets, Mouse, Shapes | Posted on 30-04-2010 | 10,546 views

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Today, let’s surprise Mom with a heart shape mouse.

Heart shape mouse fridge magnet

πŸ™‚ Click here to learn how to cut a symmetrical heart shape.

Cut out a heart shape out of grey foam.

Paste the googly eyes.

Cut two small hearts out of beach coloured felt.

Glue the small hearts as the ears. Using a hole punch, punch a pink foam and glue that as the nose. Use some thread as the whiskers. Glue a magnet at the back and your fridge magnet is done πŸ™‚

Cutie Hearts Huggies Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Mother's Day, Pipe Cleaner, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 23-04-2010 | 21,709 views

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This Mother’s Day, let’s give her some hugs and love.. with all our hearts πŸ˜€

You’ll need a lot of heart shapes for this craft. Click here to learn how to get the perfect symmetrical heart shape.

Cutie Hearts Hug Fridge Magnet

Trace a heart shape onto a pink craft foam and cut.

Trace smaller hearts onto red craft foam and cut. You'll need four of those.

Glue googly eyes onto the pink heart.

Glue white pipe cleaners onto the red hearts.

Glue them all onto the pink heart and you are done with your huggies πŸ˜€

What is pipe cleaner? Click here to find out.

Handprint Hen

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Rooster | Posted on 05-04-2010 | 32,621 views

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It’s a wonder what our handprint can do. Today, we’ll transform our handprint into a hen πŸ™‚

Handprint Hen

Paint your palm white and print onto coloured paper.

Using felt and foam, decorate the hen.

You are done πŸ™‚

Easter Foam Egg Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Shapes | Posted on 02-04-2010 | 8,793 views

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Your fridge deserved to look good during Easter too. Let’s make an Easter Egg fridge magnet out of foam today πŸ™‚

Easter Foam Egg Fridge Magnet

You'll need multi coloured craft foams and a craft scissors

Cut out an egg and some strips. Paste a double sided tape on each strip.

Paste the strips onto the egg

Trim off the excess strips

Paste a magnet on the back of the egg

Let the little one place it on the fridge to be admired by all πŸ™‚

Happy Family Chicken Eggs

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Party Craft, Rooster | Posted on 29-03-2010 | 12,364 views

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I so love this Easter project that I did with Ethan (well, most of it was ME as empty egg shells are too fragile to be handled by him). The end result is just too satisfying and cute!
Let’s start πŸ˜€

One Happy Family Chicken Eggs

You'll need some empty egg shells.

You'll need to cut out some 'chicken parts' from coloured felts and paste double layered tape on it.

Paste all the parts onto the empty egg shell. Draw two dots as the eyes.

Introducing... Daddy Chicken Egg πŸ˜€

Put your hands together for... Mummy Chicken Eggs πŸ™‚

Our bundle of joy... Baby Chicken Egg a.k.a. Ethan πŸ˜›

Together, we make a lovely Happy Family portrait πŸ™‚

I’m still smiling looking at those eggs πŸ™‚ If you have any Easter projects you want to share with us, please submit them here and we’ll link it back to you. Thank you πŸ™‚

Easter Egg Bunny

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Party Craft, Rabbit | Posted on 22-03-2010 | 11,227 views

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This Easter, let’s make a cute bunny out of an egg πŸ™‚

Easter Egg Bunny

Use a double sided tape to keep the egg in place.

Cut two ears from felt and foam and glue them onto the egg.

Decorate the bunny as you wish and you'll have a cute centrepiece πŸ™‚

Easter Greeting Card

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cards, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Felt, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Rooster | Posted on 19-03-2010 | 9,730 views

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Easter is around the corner. Let’s make a simple but cute Easter greeting card πŸ™‚

Easter Greeting Card

Trace the outline of your palm and cut. You'll need both sides of your palms cut out.

Cut out an oval from a yellow construction paper.

Paste the palm cut out on each side as the wings.

Cut a triangle from a brown felt as the beak. Two circles from beach felt as the eyes. Cut two legs from brown foam and two small circles from black foam. Glue. You may also opt to use construction paper instead of felt and foam but I prefer felt and foam for a better finish πŸ˜€

Foam LadyBug Wall Decor

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 26-02-2010 | 30,398 views

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Remember the Foam Insects Bookmark we did some time ago? We were redecorating our studio when I thought of doing it on a bigger scale this time.

Foam LadyBug Wall Decor

Draw a circle on a red piece of craft foam.

Draw the outline of the ladybug and cut.

Paste the wings onto the body.

Use a coin and draw the outline. Cut out ten as the spot for the wings. Use decorative stones for the eyes and you are done. Put some double layered tape at the back and paste it onto your wall πŸ™‚

Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Insect crafts | Posted on 29-12-2009 | 19,658 views

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Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

Foam Bee Fridge Magnet / Note Holder

You'll need to use your imagination and cut out the shapes of your Bee out of coloured foams.

You'll need to use your imagination and cut out the shapes of your Bee out of coloured foams.

Glue them all together layer after layer and let dry. Your fridge magnet cum note holder is done :)

Glue them all together layer after layer and let dry. Your fridge magnet cum note holder is done πŸ™‚

If you have any craft you want to share with us, feel free to submit your craft here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft, Ribbon, Snowman | Posted on 14-12-2009 | 26,819 views

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Come Christmas, all I can think of is a wonderful winter wonderland. Let’s get some paper plate and ‘build’ a cute snowman πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Snowman

Paper Plate Snowman

Glue two paper plates together. Put cloth pegs to secure it until the glue dries up.

Glue two paper plates together. Put cloth pegs to secure it until the glue dries up.

I cut a carrot out of an orange foam for the nose. Glue it onto the snowman.

I cut a carrot out of an orange foam for the nose. Glue it onto the snowman.

I cut circles out of green foam for the button. See my boy trying to photograph him pasting the buttons here. He's learning to take over my job! :D

I cut circles out of green foam for the buttons. See my boy trying to photograph himself pasting the buttons here. He's learning to take over my job! πŸ˜€

Use a hole punch to punch out tiny dots for the mouth.

Use a hole punch to punch out tiny dots for the mouth.

I use felt for the scarf, pipe cleaner for the hands and foam and ribbon for the ear muffs. The snowman is ready to cheer up your wall. If you wish to convert it into a mobile, just do two of it and paste it back to back. Tie a string over it and hang. Nice :D

I use felt for the scarf, pipe cleaner for the hands and foam and ribbon for the ear muffs. The snowman is ready to cheer up your wall. If you wish to convert it into a mobile, just do two of it and paste it back to back. Tie a string over it and hang. Nice πŸ˜€

Share with us your Christmas craft ideas by submitting them here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 02-12-2009 | 7,798 views

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Remember I did a gingerbread man using cork sheets? Well, we can always improvise and use craft foam instead. Always remember to do the same on both sides if you intend toΒ hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. Here, I use glitter pen to line my gingerbread man.Β  This is yet another very simple project to be working with the kids. πŸ™‚

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

Foam Gingerbread man ornament

If you have any other gingerbread man crafts to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you. πŸ™‚

Craft Demonstration – ParenThots Family Day

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Announcement, Art Crafts, Bookmark, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Ladybug, Origami | Posted on 29-11-2009 | 8,628 views

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Our craft demonstration during the ParenThots Family Day is finally over. Here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy πŸ™‚

The booth before the 'crafty' touch :)

The booth before the 'crafty' touch πŸ™‚

Crafters at work.

Crafters at work.

Ethan's artwork for display.

Ethan's artwork for display.

Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork :)

Our booth with the bunting, banner and artwork πŸ™‚

Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.

Foam Christmas Tree and Ladybugs are the chosen crafts to be given away to visitors.

The art and craft work on display.

The art and craft work on display.

Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..

Kids trying their hands on origami as I guide them along..

The scorpion boy! :P

The scorpion boy! πŸ˜›

The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!

The origamis kids can come out with.. Simply amazing!

Kids having fun...

Kids having fun...

Visitors filling up the blog subscription form.

Visitors filling up the blog subscription form.

Finally, the people who made it possible that day. A million thankx go out to Kimmy and family, my parents and also my Darling husband for helping me out. I can't possibly make it without you guys. :D

Finally, the people who made it possible that day. A million thankx go out to Kimmy and family, my parents and also my Darling husband for helping me out. I can't possibly make it without you guys. πŸ˜€

Foam Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft | Posted on 27-11-2009 | 12,622 views

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Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas tree ornaments are getting rather expensive these days. Why not try making some on your own? Not only will it be more sentimental, it’ll not burn a hole in your pocket.

This foam Christmas tree ornament is extremely easy to do. Try it, you’ll love it.

Foam Christmas tree ornament.

Foam Christmas tree ornament.

Draw a Christmas tree on a green foam. If you have Christmas cookie cutters will be great. You may use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to draw an outline on the foam.

Draw a Christmas tree on a green foam. If you have Christmas cookie cutters will be great. You may use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to draw an outline on the foam.

Cut it out.

Cut it out.

Add glitters.

Add glitters.

Put a needle through it and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Your Christmas tree ornament is done. So simple. :)

Put a needle through it and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Your Christmas tree ornament is done. So simple. πŸ™‚

Foam Pig Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Fridge Magnets, Pig | Posted on 27-10-2009 | 13,111 views

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Foam pig fridge magnet.

Foam pig fridge magnet.

Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.

Using coins, draw two circles of slightly different sizes.

Draw the ears and legs and cut.

Draw the ears and legs and cut.

Glue some google eyes and the nose.

Glue some googly eyes and the nose.

Glue the face to the body. Stick a magnet at the back and your foam pig magnet is all done. Oink Oink!

Glue the face to the body. Stick a magnet at the back and your foam pig magnet is all done. Oink Oink!

Inspired to create other cute animals? Share with us here. πŸ™‚

Foam Insects/Animals Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bookmark, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Turtle | Posted on 24-08-2009 | 26,530 views

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These cuties foam animals bookmarks can surely encourage the little ones to read more..

These cuties foam animals bookmarks can surely encourage the little ones to read more..

Using a coin, draw a circle on a craft foam.

Using a coin, draw a circle on a craft foam.

Cut out the shapes as desired, depending on what animal/insect you fancy.

Cut out the shapes as desired, depending on what animal/insect you fancy.

Glue them all together, add decor.

Glue them all together, add decor.

Glue a paper clip at the back and let dry. Your bookmark is now ready to be used!

Glue a paper clip at the back and let dry. Your bookmark is now ready to be used!

Freaky Hair Smiley

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials | Posted on 26-07-2009 | 7,282 views

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Ethan loves anything smiley! Everything belonging to him will have a smiley sticker on it. I’ve decided to make his smiley a little bit freaky and happening! ^^
First, draw a circle on a piece of paper. Draw a smiley face on the circle.

Then put a drop of water paint on the top of the smiley head and blow it to form hair. Keep on doing it with different colours all over the head.

Your smiley will look something like this. Cut a circle out of a yellow paper and paste it onto your smiley here. Optional, I cut a ‘sunglass’ out of black craft foam to make my freaky smiley looks cool!

There you are. The freaky hair smiley!