DIY Spinning Paper Top

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts | Posted on 22-04-2021 | 818 views

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Today’s craft is an extremely easy paper spinning top.

All we need are:

  • a hardboard paper
  • a toothpick
  • a needle (to be used to poke a hole)
  • a pair of scissors
  • colour pencils and
  • glueInstruction:1) Cut a circle out of hard board paper.
    2) Use a needle to poke a hole in the middle of the circle.
    3) Decorate the circle with beautiful colours.
    4) Poke a toothpick through the hole in the middle.
    5) Secure the toothpick with glue.
    6) Leave to dry.
    7) Enjoy spinning the top.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make this paper spinning top craft:

AMONG US Origami Bookmark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 09-03-2021 | 855 views

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The children are back at school and with that, they’ll need bookmarks for their studies. We made these AMONG US origami bookmarks yesterday. My youngest boy brought them to school and immediately his classmates requested for them too. My boy happily told them, “Okay, my Mummy will help to make them for all of you”

Oh boy… 

Origami Bird

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Paper Crafts | Posted on 28-02-2021 | 750 views

Let’s make an origami bird today. This bird can perch on your fingers or literally anything. You can place it on a tree branch or cable and see it rocking. All you need is a square paper and a pair of googly eyes for this. I used brown paper to achieve that natural look.

Watch this tutorial video to see how to make this simple origami perching bird. 

AMONG US | IMPOSTER Paper Toy Craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts | Posted on 27-02-2021 | 858 views

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I’m not a gamer hence I have no idea what AMONG US is all about. But my sons love this game and the younger one requested for me to make an IMPOSTER paper craft toy for him the other day. So I did. I used coloured paper, a cloth peg and glue for this craft. Watch the video to see how I made this Among Us Imposter paper craft.

Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Craft Idea

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, Valentine's Day | Posted on 12-02-2021 | 924 views

Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away. Let’s get our kids to celebrate this day of love with this simple paper craft. All we need is some craft pipe cleaners, colour paper, a pair of scissors and glue. 

Watch this tutorial video to see how to make this fun and easy Valentine’s Day craft that you can make together with your children. 

30 DIY Chinese New Year Angpow Decor Ideas

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts | Posted on 19-01-2021 | 1,853 views

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We will be celebrating Chinese New Year of the OX in 2021. It may be a little early but here we are sharing video tutorials on how to DIY OX from CNY lucky red packets. They are really simple to make so do try it out yourselves:

ORIGAMI OX HEAD

DIY ANGPOW OX / COW

DIY CNY OX ANGPOW ORIGAMI

DIY YEAR OF THE OX ANGPOW ENVELOPE

DIY YEAR OF THE OX WALL DECOR

A whole fish is a staple for Chinese New Year celebrations as it is intended to welcome prosperity for the entire year ahead. This is the reason fish is widely used in making Chinese New Year decorations. Here are 7 tutorial videos on how to make FISH decor out of lucky red packets:

DIY ANGPOW KOI FISH ORIGAMI

DIY CNY FISH ORIGAMI

DIY ANGPOW FISH WALL DECOR

DIY ANGPOW FISH HANGING DECOR

DIY ANGPOW FISH TREE ORNAMENT

DIY 3D ANGPOW KOI FISH

DIY ANGPOW GOLDFISH

Besides fish, flowers is also a popular element in making Chinese New Year angpow decor. Here are several video tutorials on how to make red packet flowers.

DIY ANGPOW FLOWER BALL LANTERN

DIY ANGPOW FLOWER LANTERN

DIY ANGPOW FLOWER TABLE DECOR

DIY ANGPOW FLOWER LANTERN

And here are several other videos on beautiful lanterns and tree ornaments made from lucky red packets:

DIY ANGPOW LUCKY MONEY BAG ORIGAMI

DIY EASY ANGPOW LANTERN

DIY EASY ANGPOW LANTERN

DIY ANGPOW LANTERN

DIY ANGPOW LANTERN

DIY ANGPOW HOPE LANTERN

DIY ANGPOW LANTERN TREE ORNAMENT

DIY ANGPOW LANTERN TREE ORNAMENT ORIGAMI

DIY EASY ANGPOW LANTERN TREE ORNAMENT

DIY ANGPOW STAR LANTERN

DIY CNY FIRE CRACKER DECOR

DIY ANGPOW FAN

DIY ANGPOW BASKET

DIY ANGPOW ANCIENT COIN LANTERN

Footprint Craft : Paper Popsicle

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts | Posted on 30-06-2016 | 8,995 views

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Today’s footprint craft is a remake of our footprint popsicle we did back in 2011 with the elder brother.

Footprint Popsicle Art for kids

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The younger brother wanted to do it too but is too young to trace his own footprint and cut it out and got the big brother to help him out.

Footprint Popsicle Art

The little one is able to apply the glue onto the popsicle stick himself.

Footprint Popsicle Art 2

And paste the paper footprint on it.

paper footprint popsicle art

He also wanted to EAT it! 😀

Watch this video of the boys making this footprint popsicle craft:

Video Tutorial: Torn Paper Apple Art

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Food craft, Paper Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 19-04-2016 | 6,288 views

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Torn paper apple art for toddlers

We are starting something new. We’ll be making and sharing videos of the kids crafting.

This is their first ever craft video, making Torn Paper Apple Art. Enjoy 😀

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Angpow Origami Monkey

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Monkey, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 08-01-2016 | 7,483 views

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Chinese New Year is just a month away and we will be welcoming the Fire Monkey this year.

Let’s make this cute origami monkey to welcome the year of the Monkey.

Cute Angpow Origami Monkey.

For more details, please click here.

Paper Plate Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Penguin | Posted on 19-08-2014 | 17,178 views

It has been quite some time since we last made a paper plate craft hasn’t it? Let’s make a super simple paper plate craft today. Let’s make a penguin 🙂
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Paper Plate Penguin

Paper plate penguin

All we need is just ONE piece of white paper plate.

Paper plate penguin 1

Fold two sides as the wings.

Paper plate penguin 3

Paint the folded area black.

Paper plate penguin 2

Add eyes, beak and feet and your penguin is done!

 

 

Balancing Butterfly Craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Butterfly, Craft from Recycled Materials, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 06-06-2014 | 10,722 views

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This is a really fun craft that doesnt require any fancy materials. You’ll most likely have everything already at home. It’s also ‘magical’ and I’m sure your kids will love it!
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Amazing Balancing Butterfly Craft

Materials needed:

Coloured Paper
Card board from cereal boxes (or any other box)
Glue
Coins

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Fold a coloured paper half. Draw one half of a butterfly making sure the top wings are way above the butterfly head to enable it to balance. This is also a good time to teach your child about the centre of gravity.

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Cut and paste onto the card board. Cut again. 

balancing butterfly craft

Decorate the butterfly. 

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Paste a coin each on the back of the top wings. 

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The butterfly should be able to balance itself now. 

balancing butterfly

It can balance almost anywhere. 

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Your kids will have a whole lot of fun balancing the butterfly everywhere!

balancing bird

You can also make a balancing bird instead of a butterfly. 

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 It’s just as beautiful and fun to play with. This is a great craft to make at any parties 🙂

 

Origami Whale

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Whale | Posted on 01-06-2014 | 25,166 views

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It’s the school holidays now so let’s make an origami whale.
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Origami Whale Crafty Crafted

OK so it’s the school holidays and I just wanted to do something different with my entry. Hehe. This is not my usual entry. There is no step-by-step instructions but just comic of my two kids because I’ve posted a step-by-step instructions on how to fold an origami whale back in 2009. If you need the full instructions, click here.

Masquerade Mask

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts | Posted on 29-04-2013 | 11,020 views

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Today we will be making a face mask or rather an eye mask from colored construction paper.
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Construction Paper Face Mask

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You’ll need construction papers of various colors.

Trace your hand onto two different colored paper.

Cut. Cut a hole in the middle for the eyes to see.

Paste them together.

Decorate.

Paste a chopstick at the back and your handprint face mask is done!

Halloween Paper Pumpkin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Crafts | Posted on 30-10-2012 | 17,481 views

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Halloween is fast approaching and we hope it’s not to late to share this creation, Halloween Paper Pumpkin.

It’s a great way to decorate your house with these cute little pumpkins. Full tutorial here.

Happy Halloween!

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cat, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Paper Crafts | Posted on 16-10-2012 | 7,394 views

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Halloween is just around the corner. Let’s start preparing for ‘Trick or Treat’.

We don’t need to burn a hole in our pocket this festive season. Just DIY what we can. For this Halloween Goodie Bag, all we need is brown paper bag and black sugar paper.

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

First, draw any creepy Halloween features on the black sugar paper. Let your child cut it out. You may need to assist him/her if they are not ready to handle the scissors yet.

Apply glue to one side of the sugar paper.

Paste onto the brown bag. Decorate as you wish.

The Halloween Goodie bag is ready. You may also use brown bags with handles.

Papier Mache Hook

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Crafts, Paper Mache, Snake | Posted on 25-09-2012 | 7,939 views

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It’s been some time since our last papier mache project so let’s make one today.

Papier mache snake hook

Cut an S shape out of a hard board.

Roll some old newspapers and secure them on the S template using masking tape. Repeat on another side.

Use masking tape and tape all over the newspaper.

Tear old newspapers. Soak them in water. Apply PVA glue and paste all over the masking tape. Repeat several layers. Let dry.

Paint the snake and let dry. Once dry you can use it to hang some lightweight stuffs 😀

Pencil Topper

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bookmark, Butterfly, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts | Posted on 12-06-2012 | 7,630 views

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During the school holidays, I brought our little crafty boy to the mall for some fun holiday crafts. They did a pencil topper that day.

My boy was given this piece of hard construction printed paper. He coloured it.

I thought he did a great job at coloring the horse! 😀

He then applied glue all over and placed a pencil in the middle.

Fold, seal and let dry.

He loves it so much that he wanted to make more for his teachers so he can give them when school reopens. We printed our own pictures and he did a few..

Watch this video of him printing and making a Butterfly Pencil Topper 🙂

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 | 10,705 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 😀

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

Textured Space Art

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Paper Crafts | Posted on 20-02-2012 | 13,824 views

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My boy loves the outer space. He found this picture online the other day.

He loves it so much that he printed it out. Since he loves it very much I thought of converting it into a piece of art.

We managed to make the above inspired by the picture that he printed out earlier.

We’ll need lots of recycled cardboard boxes. What I did was to cut the shapes of planets, meteorite and more out of those boxes. We brought those cut-outs to the Studio.

Got the kids to glue the shapes onto hard construction paper.

Paint the paper with lots of colors and let dry.

Lit a candle and drop the wax all over.

Paint over the wax drops. Paint the planets and the frame.

The artwork after painting. Let dry.

This is the fun part. Once dry, use a coin to scrape the wax off the paper to reveal colorful dots.

The kids and their space art 😀 Houston, we DON’T have a problem 😛

Puffy Heart Valentine

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Crafts | Posted on 07-02-2012 | 10,853 views

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Let’s make a puffy heart today <3

Valentine’s Puffy Heart

Referring to our post here, cut a heart out of hard construction paper to be used as the template. Let the kids trace the outline of the heart on white hard construction paper.

Cut the heart out. Younger kids might need assistance in cutting the heart.

Paint the heart red. Let dry. Repeat on the other side.

Using a hole punch, punch a hole on the heart.

 Cut long strips out of crepe paper. Cut again into small squares.

Crumple the crepe papers squares into tiny balls. You’ll need plenty of these.

Spread PVA Glue on one side of the heart.

Scatter the crepe paper balls onto the heart and press down to secure them. Repeat on the other side.

Tie a gold string through the hole and the Valentine’s Puffy Heart craft is done 🙂