Valentine’s Heart Stand

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 09-02-2011 | 10,097 views

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely heart stand today πŸ˜€

Valentine’s Heart Stand

We’ll need two hard construction paper

Cut a circle out of each construction paper. Cut a slit through in the middle end on both the paper.

Slide the paper together, top to bottom.

Cut a heart shape out of white paper. Refer to our previous post here on how to cut symmetrical paper heart.

Use crayon and colour the heart shape.

You may choose to iron the heart shape.

You’ll get stained glass effect after ironing.

Stick a thread onto the heart and glue it onto the paper stand and you’ll get a lovely Valentine’s heart stand πŸ˜€

Hand and footprint Chicken

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Easter, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Rooster | Posted on 21-01-2011 | 10,369 views

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Oh Mac Donald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O,

And on his farm he has some chickens,

E-I-E-I-O,

With the cluck, cluck here, cluck, cluck there…

Alright, let’s just get to business πŸ˜›

Hand and footprint Chicken

Trace your footprint on a piece of yellow paper

Trace your handprint on orange and red paper

Paste the footprint onto the handprints

Add eyes, beak and all and your chicken is done πŸ™‚

Gold Packet Gold Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts | Posted on 17-01-2011 | 22,873 views

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This Chinese New Year, let’s have beautiful goldfish accompanying us πŸ˜€ We’ll need only 6 red packets, oops, in this case, gold packets.

Gold Packet Gold Fish

We’ll only need two folding methods. 3 packets for each fold.

Fold both edges, leaving a small gap in the middle.

On the opposite end, fold both edges, leaving no gap in the middle.

You’ll need to fold 3 packets according to the above folding method.

Pick the part with the gap and staple so all three are attached to each other.

It should look like this.

Turn them out

See the fold line? You’ll need to cut the triangle out but do not cut on the line. Leave a little space.

Cut only one side. Leave the other untouched. Do not throw away the small triangle as you’ll need it later for the fins.

Cut the second packet. Cut only on one side too.

Cut the third packet. This time, cut both sides. You’ll now have 4 little triangles.

Fold the remaining 3 packets into half

Fold as shown above

Fold again as shown above and repeat on the other side

Fold all three packets using the above folding method.

Staple them side by side together

Place the tail in between the two packets.

Staple on one side

Staple on the other side too

Take 2 triangles

And staple as the fin

Staple the body shut

Staple as shown above

Insert your finger to puff up the fish

Take another small triangle and staple

Repeat on the other side

Staple it totally shut

Open up the tail

Cut two eyes out of white paper and draw the black eye and paste

I like to use this glass stone purchased from IKEA for the ‘fish eye’ effect.

Simply glue the glass stone onto the eyes and you are done πŸ˜€

You may also use red packets (ang bao) if you do not have gold packets πŸ™‚

Still don’t get it? Watch this video πŸ˜€

Red Packet Lucky Star Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 15-01-2011 | 33,905 views

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We are going to make a Star out of red packets today πŸ˜€

Red Packet Lucky Star Lantern

Fold ten red packets as shown above.

It should look like a diamond from the back

Staple five diamond shape red packets to form a star.

Make two sets.

Staple the two sets together and you’ll get a lovely LUCKY star lantern.

An auspicious decor for Chinese New Year πŸ˜€ Tie a gold string so you can hang it.

Add a beautiful tassle to make your star a lovely one πŸ™‚

Ang Pow Lucky Star lantern

Origami Snake

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Snake | Posted on 14-01-2011 | 11,289 views

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Let’s make a snake today πŸ˜€


Origami Snake



Fold a square paper half



Fold half again and open.



Fold two ends to meet in the middle.



Fold again.



Open up the previous folds. With the lines as a guide, fold as shown in the picture.



Fold down.



Fold up again.



Do the same for the top.



Fold them together and you'll get your origami snake πŸ™‚


Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts | Posted on 05-01-2011 | 77,163 views

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Chinese New Year is around the corner so let’s do some paper cuts today. Let’s start with the word SPRING πŸ˜€

Spring has arrived

Get a square paper

Fold half

Fold half again

Write the character Spring on the paper as shown above

Cut. Cut a small hole at the top and tie a thread through it.

We should use red or gold thread but I did the above in my working place

and so happen to be running out on those two so I made do with white πŸ™

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1)Β Red packet Ball Lantern

2)Β Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)Β Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)Β Lucky Star Lantern

5)Β Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)Β Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7)Β Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )Β Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)Β Red Packet Fish Lantern

10)Β Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)Β Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)Β Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)Β Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)Β Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Red Packet Lantern

20) Angpow Flower Lantern

21) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

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 | 23,702 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™‚

How To Cut Letters from Papers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 22-09-2010 | 35,352 views

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I found this on YouTube the other day and thought that it is extremely awesome!

Coming up soon is what we did with those letter cut outs. Stay tune πŸ™‚

Craft Stick Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Panda, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 10-09-2010 | 42,562 views

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Remember the abstract art we did previously? If you don’t, check it out here.

We are going to make a lantern out of that art piece today.

Craft Stick Lantern

Paste 4 craft sticks to form a square on the art piece

Paste more sticks until you get 4 squares

Cut and paste the end together. Cover the bottom and stick a tea light in the middle.

I made another using Panda as the motive and I find it really cool πŸ˜€

Using crayons, I drew a couple of pandas on a tracing paper

Like this πŸ™‚

Cover it with another tracing paper

Iron. Again, please be careful while handling hot iron. Make sure the little ones are no where nearby.

Cut and glue together

Nice πŸ™‚

Origami Ice-cream

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 09-08-2010 | 12,473 views

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It’s time to indulge in delicious ice-cream πŸ™‚

Origami Ice-cream

Fold a square paper half

Fold both ends to meet in the middle

Fold it back down as shown in the picture

Turn it around and fold back the excess ends.

Fold the top ends to meet in the middle.

Fold down as shown in the picture above.

Fold up again.

Like this.

Fold down again.

And up again πŸ™‚

Turn it around and you’ll have this.

Draw lines for the cone and your ice-cream is done πŸ™‚

Slurp! Slurp! Yummy πŸ˜€

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 | 27,236 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™‚

Paper Plate Elephant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Elephant, Felt, Paper Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 28-06-2010 | 11,345 views

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Trumpet please! We are making an elephant today πŸ™‚

Plate Elephant

Draw a circle on a felt, any colour of your choice. Draw a line in the middle and cut so you will have two semi-circles.

Glue the semi-circles as the ears.

Cut a strip of paper and fold accordion style.

Click here to learn what is accordion fold.

Glue the strip of paper as the trunk.

Glue two googly eyes and you are done πŸ™‚

Craft’s What Is – Sugar Paper

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts, What is | Posted on 16-06-2010 | 12,799 views

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Sugar paper or construction paper is a light paper that looks frosted due to the nature of the source material from which the paper is manufactured. ItΒ  isΒ  a tougher type of coloured paper; coarse, slightly rough with unfinished surface and is mostly available in large sheets.

The most commonly used sugar paper in craft is the black sugar paper.

Father’s Day Handprint Card

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Corrugated Paper, Crafts by Materials, Father's Day, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts | Posted on 14-06-2010 | 17,746 views

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Father’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a card for dear ol’ Dad πŸ˜€


Father’s Day Card


Draw a heart on a craft foam and cut

Click here to learn how to get symmetrical heart shape


The kids with their ‘hearts’ πŸ™‚


Draw the outline of your palm


The kids decorating and personalising their cards


Their masterpiece πŸ™‚

Paper Loop Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts, Penguin | Posted on 07-06-2010 | 31,525 views

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Simple paper loop can create such cute creatures. Today, let us make a paper loop penguin πŸ™‚


Paper Loop Penguin


Get a strip of sugar paper


You need to cut two strips. One slightly longer than the other


Roll them to form a loop and paste the end


Do the same for the other strip and you’ll have two loops


Put some glue on the joining


And paste the two loops together


Cut two flippers and paste


Paste googly eyes


Cut an oval out of a white piece of paper and paste


Your paper loop penguin is done. Isn’t it cute? πŸ˜€

Hand and Footprint Dove

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts | Posted on 31-05-2010 | 22,146 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˜€

Origami Fox

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fox, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 07-05-2010 | 11,769 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 Tips – How to make Symmetrical Paper Heart

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 21-04-2010 | 14,649 views

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Do you have difficulty making a heart? I mean, do you find it hard to draw a heart that looks even on both sides? You might find that one side is bigger than the other or loop sided or anything else. It is actually very simple to make a symmetrical heart shape. Let’s do it now πŸ™‚

Get a piece of paper.

Cut out the shape of half a heart.

There, your symmetrical heart shape. It can never be too ugly no matter what πŸ˜›

Paper Loop Lamb

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Paper Crafts, Ribbon, Sheep | Posted on 16-04-2010 | 11,432 views

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Merryn had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb…

Merryn had a little lamb.. πŸ˜€ Before I break glasses with my ‘out of tune’ singing, let’s start with our lamb project.

Paper Loop Lamb

Paste one end of a strip of paper to the other end; forming a loop.

Paste two cotton balls as the feet.

Cut two ears from paper and paste.

Paste some cotton balls at the back as the wool and a ribbon near the ear to make it 'pretty' πŸ˜€

Handprint Flower Bouquet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 12-04-2010 | 16,169 views

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There’s nothing a mother loves more than a handmade handprint flower bouquet from the little one. This Mother’s Day, let’s get the little tots to do something for us πŸ˜›

Mother's Day Handprint Flower Bouquet

Draw your handprint on various colour papers.

Cut them out.

Paste them onto a piece of paper; the handprint being the petals.

Arrange and paste them until they form a flower.

Cut a piece of felt as the stalk and some heart shape as the leaves. Paste them.

Done! A bouquet of handprint flowers for Mommy! Boy, he doesn't look too happy πŸ˜› πŸ˜€