B is for Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Butterfly, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Teaching Aid | Posted on 20-02-2011 | 8,900 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is B.

B is for Butterfly

Cut a B out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper B as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam

Use craft punch to punch out colourful circles and paste all over the B.

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day | Posted on 14-02-2011 | 16,417 views

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It’s Valentine’s Day today and we are making a cute cupid out of toilet paper roll πŸ™‚

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

Paint a toilet paper roll pink

Paste eyes onto the roll. Alternatively you may dip your finger into white paint and print it as the eyes, paint black for the eyeball.

Draw the mouth

You’ll need some aluminium foil

Twist the foil until you get a strip and shape it into a wing. Repeat until you get a pair of wings

Use cellophane tape to tape the wings into place

Cut a strip of white paper and paste onto the cupid. Get some cotton and paste it too as the hair

Use pipe cleaner and craft foam and make the bow and arrow.

Glue the arrow and bow onto the cupid and you are done!

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all πŸ˜€

Craft Stick Insect Garden

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Insect crafts, Ladybug | Posted on 07-02-2011 | 22,306 views

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Craft sticks can be used to make beautiful decorative items. Today, let’s make an insect garden πŸ™‚


Craft Stick Insect Garden


– You’ll need 8 craft sticks.

– Arrange them as shown above and glue to keep them in place.

Refer here for the ladybug instructions and here for the bee instructions.


– Cut some grass out of green felt and paste them all onto the craft sticks.

– Your masterpiece will definitely cheer up any dull looking wall πŸ™‚

Toilet Roll Goat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Goat, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 28-01-2011 | 29,709 views

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Mek…. Mek…. My first time attempting a goat craft πŸ˜›

Toilet roll goat

Paint a toilet roll brown

Use cotton as the beard and foam and felt for the rest.

Mek Mek is done. I’d prefer the ears to be slimmer and eyes not too big though πŸ˜›

Egg Carton Sail Boat

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Vehicle | Posted on 24-01-2011 | 13,706 views

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Let’s go sailing today πŸ™‚

Egg carton sail boat

We’ll need some colored corrugated papers, egg carton and wooden sticks

Draw a triangle on a drawing board and paint on both sides

Once dry, cut and paste on a wooden stick

Use a single hole punch and punch a hole in the middle of the egg carton

Paste corrugated paper to cover the egg carton

Place the wooden stick with the sail in the hole and sit two eggs in your sail boat πŸ™‚

We are ready to sail πŸ˜€

Craft Stick Stationery Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 10-01-2011 | 19,783 views

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We need to eat a lot of popsicles to do this πŸ˜€

Craft stick stationery holder

Get a toilet paper roll tube, the bigger the better.

Draw a circle on a hardboard box, cut and paste.

Spread some glue

Put an elastic band in the middle and insert the craft sticks.

The band is to hold the sticks in place.

Glue the craft stick all around the toilet paper roll tube.

Tie a string around it.

And you are done. You may also add some little bugs as deco.

Beads – Cars

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Beads, Vehicle | Posted on 01-01-2011 | 9,793 views

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Still in the beads mood, Ethan requested for a car for each of us. That means I have to make 3 cars! OK, here goes…
Pyssla beads nicely arranged. Now all it needs is some ironing πŸ˜€
My pink car and Ethan’s blue car. Nice? πŸ˜›
He loves his brand new car. Wait till you see what I got for Darling πŸ˜€
Tah-dah!
A brand new open top Maserati! Haha… πŸ˜›
I Love U πŸ˜€

Pyssla Beads spotted at Toys ‘r’ Us

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Beads | Posted on 21-12-2010 | 25,300 views

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Was shopping for gifts in Toys ‘r’ Us today when I came across THIS! Pyssla beads! Ok, so they don’t call them ‘Pyssla’ but they sure ARE the BEADS that I’ve come to LOVE so much recently! So to those of you who live far, far away from IKEA, you can now get your beads from Toys ‘r’ Us! 
Now.. isn’t THAT great? I bet many of you will make a dash to Toys ‘r’ Us soon πŸ˜›

Our Pyssla beads project for today is…

Watermelon! πŸ˜€

Toilet Roll Plane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Roll, Vehicle | Posted on 20-12-2010 | 31,663 views

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It’s a bird…. It’s a plane.. Yeah… It’s a PLANE! πŸ˜€

Toilet roll airplane

Glue egg carton and toilet roll together

Paint the toilet roll

Let them dry

Paint windows on the plane. Use hairdryer to expedite the drying process. Read more about it here.

Use colored craft foams as the wings and deco

The plane is ready to fly πŸ™‚

The kids and their planes πŸ˜€

Craft Stick Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts | Posted on 15-12-2010 | 7,374 views

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Let’s make a Christmas tree out of craft sticks today πŸ˜€

Craft stick Christmas tree

Glue 3 craft sticks to form a triangle. Let dry.

Paint it green. Once dried, decorate as you wish.

Tie a silver / golden thread if you wish to hang it as a Christmas tree ornament.

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Cotton Craft, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 13-12-2010 | 40,090 views

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Let’s make a reindeer out of toilet paper roll today πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer

Cut four legs out of a toilet paper roll

Paint the reindeer brown

Paint the feet black

Paint a cotton ball red. Just dip the brush in red paint and dab the brush all over on the cotton.

Paint your thumb white

Stamp onto the reindeer as eyes. Glue the red cotton ball as nose.

Twist several short pipe cleaners and glue as the antlers.

Your toilet paper roll reindeer is done πŸ˜€

Cotton ball snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Cotton, Festive Crafts, Snowman | Posted on 10-12-2010 | 8,839 views

Today we are just going to put cotton balls together to make a snowman πŸ˜€

Just paste the cottonball and decorate as you wish. Your snowman is done πŸ˜€

Handprint Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Reindeer | Posted on 26-11-2010 | 11,629 views

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Rudolph the red nose reindeer… we’ll be making one today πŸ˜€

Handprint Reindeer

Draw the outline of your handprint on a piece of paper and cut

Use that handprint template and draw on a brown craft foam

Cut a small oval and paste as the tail

Bend some pipe cleaners and paste on the reindeer’s head. Paste other small details.

Paste googly eyes and you are done πŸ™‚

Handprint Santa

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft, Santa Claus | Posted on 15-11-2010 | 30,699 views

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We did a very interesting art piece today πŸ™‚

Handprint Santa Claus

First paint your palm white

Stamp the painted palm onto a darker coloured paper

Paint your thumb red

Stamp the painted thumb as Santa’s nose

Paint your thumb pink

And stamp as the Santa’s cheeks πŸ˜€

Paint your thumb white and stamp as the eyes

Cut the Santa’s hat out of red felt. We use red foam as I happened to run out of felt! Improvise! πŸ˜€

Paste on some cotton too

Paste a cotton ball at the end of the hat

Paint your pointer black and stamp as Santa’s eyeball and you are done πŸ˜€

Handprint Santa – featuring cute kiddos Cavan of Life Muses and Ethel of Ling in De House

Egg Carton Catterpillar

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 05-11-2010 | 9,883 views

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Today, let’s make good use of the egg carton again and make catterpillars out of it πŸ˜€

Egg Carton Catterpillars

Cut an egg carton and paint

Remember the craft tips on how to expedite the drying process of your craft work? If you don’t, read about it here.

Paint your pointer white and stamp as the eyes.

Done πŸ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 29-10-2010 | 16,123 views

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Victoria Ruby Azevedo gave me this idea through our Facebook Fan Club page and I tried it out with Ethan. This is our outcome πŸ™‚


Toilet Paper Roll Tree



Paint the toilet paper roll brown



Let it dry



Cut a tree top out of a green foam



Use a single hole punch, punch out red little 'apples' πŸ˜€



Glue the 'apples' onto the tree top



Cut a slit on both opposite sides



Insert the tree top and your toilet paper roll tree is done πŸ™‚


Thank you Victoria for the great idea πŸ˜€

O is for Octopus

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Octopus, Teaching Aid | Posted on 13-10-2010 | 8,408 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is O.

O is for Octopus

Cut an O out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper O as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam.

Cut eight tentacles for the octopus.

Use hole punch and punch some circle foams.

Paste the small circles onto the tentacles.

Glue the decorated tentacles onto the O and you are done πŸ™‚

Paper Cup Flower

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts | Posted on 04-10-2010 | 24,268 views

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When we go out shopping, we like to sample food given by the promoters and always end up with lots of paper cups in hand. Instead of just disposing them, if they are used to serve you cereals or any dry food, chances are they are still clean. Let’s do Mother Nature a favour and recycle those paper cups. Let’s transform them into pretty flowers πŸ™‚


Paper Cup Flower


See this paper cup? Don’t throw them away.
Let’s make a flower out of it πŸ™‚


Cut all around the paper cup


Cut a circle out of craft foam and paste.
Any color of your choice.


Glue a craft stick at the back. Let it dry.


Your simple paper cup flower is done πŸ™‚

Paper plate UFO

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 27-09-2010 | 22,781 views

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UFO – Unidentified Flying Object. Let’s make one today πŸ˜€

Paper plate UFO

You’ll need to paint two pieces of paper plates.

Decorate the paper plate with glitter paper.

Cut an alien out of green paper and paste.

Glue an empty plastic container over the alien.

Glue the two pieces of paper plates together.

We had a ‘Project UFO’ in the studio last Saturday.

And the kids loved it. These are some of their UFOs πŸ˜€

Boys will definitely love this craft πŸ™‚

D is for Dinosaur

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Dinosaur, Teaching Aid | Posted on 24-09-2010 | 12,378 views

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Remember the video I shared on how to cut letters out of paper here ? Well, we are going to make use of our new found skill and make learning the alphabets so much FUN!

From today onwards we are going to make random alphabet craft projects. We are going to start with the letter D. We are going to make a Dino teaching aid πŸ˜€

D for Dinosaur πŸ™‚

Cut out a D and outline it on a brown foam or any color of your choice.

That letter D will be the prominent feature in this craft

Using other colors except brown, cut out body parts from craft foams.

I refrain from using brown again as we need the letter D to stand out.

Glue onto the letter D

Cut out shapes for decorative purposes and glue onto the dinosaur

The Dinosaur is done πŸ˜€