Paper Loop Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts, Penguin | Posted on 07-06-2010 | 39,276 views

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


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? 😀

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 | 26,595 views

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I’ve always love dove. Let’s make a very simple hand and footprint dove today 🙂


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 🙂


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 😀

Origami Fox

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fox, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 07-05-2010 | 13,074 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 😛 Sorry peeps 😀

Ok, let’s get started. Let’s make an origami fox today 🙂

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 | 16,135 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 🙂

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 😛

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 | 12,988 views

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

Merryn had a little lamb.. 😀 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' 😀

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 | 17,746 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 😛

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 😛 😀

Crepe paper Carnation

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Crepe Paper, Festive Crafts, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner, Wedding favor | Posted on 09-04-2010 | 18,364 views

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Fresh flowers are beautiful but they don’t last. This is my first time venturing into making paper flowers. Instead of using tissue paper, I used crepe paper instead.

Crepe paper carnation

I used crepe paper instead of tissue paper and pipe cleaner instead of the floral wire.

Accordion fold the crepe paper. Fold it once from one side to the other and fold again.

Click here to learn more about accordion fold.

Loop the pipe cleaner in the middle and slowly pull and spread out the crepe paper.

I used pipe cleaner so that it can be looped around little girls' wrist as a corsage. Ideal as a wedding favor 😀

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It will be nice to make a bouquet of this and present them to Mommies out there 🙂

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 | 11,038 views

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

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 😀

Accordion fold red packet butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 08-02-2010 | 23,155 views

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Accordion fold red packet butterfly

Cut the red packet as you'll need only a side and not both.

Fold it accordion style. You'll need to do two of this.

Pinch the middle and cut it into two different sizes.

Staple in the middle to secure it.

Spread the wings and your butterfly is done. Use a double sided tape to secure it onto your window panes or wall 🙂

If you have any butterfly ideas, do share it with us here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Valentine’s Cup Cake Note Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 01-02-2010 | 43,514 views

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Valentine’s Day, love is in the air… Romance is everywhere… As a crafter, all I see is heart shapes everywhere 🙂

Let’s make this lovely cupcake note holder that can also be used as place cards for wedding dinners or anything alike.

Valentine's Cup Cake Note Holder

You'll need some clay, paper cup, fork and crepe paper.

Press some clay onto the paper cup.

Insert a fork in the middle.

Crumple some crepe paper and wrap it around the clay and glue the end.

Using a "Heart" shape punch, punch out several hearts and paste them onto the 'cake'.

Your note holder is done. Insert a nice heart shape card and write some lovely messages on it 🙂

Have some lovely Valentine’s idea to share? Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-01-2010 | 50,804 views

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This red packet seashell tree ornament is extremely easy to do. This Chinese New Year, let’s do one 🙂

Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

Fold the red packet in half.

Cut the folded side of the packet into strips measuring about 0.5cm each. Make sure you leave about 1 cm around the edges before you start cutting, as you are going to staple the edges together later.

Open up the folded red packet. Bring together two opposite corners and staple them together. Poke a hole through one of the ends, put a thread through it and tie a knot in the end of the thread.

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

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) 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 Fish Lantern

20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Valentine Paper Heart Garland

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Chain, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 25-01-2010 | 17,128 views

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely paper heart garland 🙂

Paper Heart Garland

You'll need a long strip of coloured paper.

Cut a heart shape on one end of the strip.

Fold the heart shape and fold the rest of the paper strip.

Once you are done folding, cut along the heart shape. Be careful not to cut on the sides of the heart.

Unfold it and you'll get yourself a lovely paper heart garland 🙂 You may want to use it to decorate your Valentine's Day card, notice board or basically anything! This Valentine's Day.. let the hearts flow 😀

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day craft to share with us? Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Red Packet Fish Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 21-01-2010 | 119,167 views

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This year, I want to hang some Ang Pow fish in my porch 🙂

Red Packet Fish Lantern

You will need 18 Ang Pows (Red Packet) of same designs.

First, make sure all 18 ang pows are sealed. Some ang pow came with self adhesive, some don’t. For those that do not have self adhesive, use some glue to seal off the ang pows.

Fold the all 18 ang pow slightly into half at the top and bottom. Do not fold the whole ang pow until there is a straight line, only fold for a tiny marking.

Fold all 18 ang pows at the corners.

Stapler 2 top corners of 2 ang pows together. Stapler another 2 more ang pows to form the fish body like the picture above. You will need to make 2 of these shape.

Stapler all the side together to form the fish body.

Fold 2 ang pows into halves. Arrange the ang pows just like the picture shown above and stapler them together.

Stapler the mouth piece to the body piece as shown in the picture.

Fold 2 ang pows into halves. Stapler one of the folded ang pow on the top of the fish body as shown. Stapler the other folded ang pow into the fin. Repeat the fish fins instruction for the bottom side of the fish body.

Fold the rest of the ang pows into halves, there should be 4 ang pows left. Take 2 ang pows and stapler them as shown above. Do the same for the rest of the ang pows. Stapler one tail onto the body of the fish first, then stapler the second one.

Put a string through the top fin of your fish and hang it. Your lantern is done 🙂





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

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) 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) Ang Pow Flower Lantern

20) Ang Pow Fish Lantern

21) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Origami Goldfish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 19-01-2010 | 18,683 views

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I love anything marine 🙂 Let’s do an origami goldfish today.

Origami Goldfish

You'll need a square paper.

Fold half with the white side facing out.

Fold a flip down.

Fold the other side too.

Fold down a flap for the tail.

Make a small fold for the mouth.

Draw the eyes and your goldfish is done 🙂

If you have any origami you want to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 14-01-2010 | 53,618 views

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The versatile red packet can be transformed into basically anything. Today, we shall make a fan out of it 🙂

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

Fold the red packet in half

Fold again so that the two ends meet in the middle.

Open and you’ll get these lines

Fold according to the line as shown above

You’ll get this. Fold it in half and glue.

Your fan is ready. Use a needle to put thread through it and hang 🙂

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

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) 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

Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 12-01-2010 | 71,862 views

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This Chinese New Year, let’s hang up some fish on the bamboo tree 😀

Red packet fish ornament

Draw a line in the middle of the red packet.

Draw the tail and cut. Cut a small square as the mouth too.

Glue the tail together. Use a needle to put a thread through a fin and hang 🙂

Red packet fish ornament

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

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) 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) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Origami Alphabet – R

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabet, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 07-01-2010 | 13,210 views

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The letter of the day is ‘R’ 😀 Let’s do this simple Origami R.

Origami

Origami R

Fold a square paper half. Then fold the bottom end to meet the middle line.

Fold all the remaining corners to the middle. Fold the right end to meet the middle line.

Fold as shown above and turn it around.

Fold back and your letter R is ready 😀

Share your origami with us. Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 😀

Origami Alphabet – O

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabet, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 24-12-2009 | 8,745 views

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Origami Alphabet

Origami

Let's start with the letter O today.

Let's start with the letter O today.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold the bottom half to meet the middle line.

Fold the bottom half to meet the middle line.

Do the same with the remaining three corners.

Do the same with the remaining three corners.

Make a small fold for all four corners.

Make a small fold for all four corners.

Turn it around and your origami O is done :)

Turn it around and your origami O is done 🙂

Origami Yacht

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 16-12-2009 | 9,536 views

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Let’s go sailing today 🙂

Origami Yacht

Origami Yacht

Fold the paper half.

Fold the paper half.

Fold up.

Fold up.

Fold up again as shown in the picture. Your yacht is now ready. So simple.

Fold up again as shown in the picture. Your yacht is now ready. So simple.

If you have worked on an origami recently and would like to share with us, submit your origami here. We will link it back to you 🙂

Origami Bear

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bear, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 10-12-2009 | 13,490 views

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Let’s do an origami bear today.

Origami Bear

Origami Bear

My students figuring out what to do next..

My students figuring out what to do next..

Fold a square paper half.

Fold a square paper half.

Fold as shown above.

Fold as shown above.

Fold both sides out.

Fold both sides out.

Fold a flip on both ends again.

Fold a flip on both ends again.

Fold a small flip down on both top sides.

Fold a small flip down on both top sides.

Turn it around and fold up a flip.

Turn it around and fold up a flip.

Fold back a small flip as the upper lip.

Fold back a small flip as the upper lip.

Fold back the lower lip and draw eyes. Your bear is done.

Fold back the lower lip and draw eyes. Your bear is done.

The kids with their bears :D

The kids with their bears 😀