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 | 16,189 views

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely paper heart garland ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day craft to share with us? Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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 | 113,290 views

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This year, I want to hang some Ang Pow fish in my porch ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

1)ย Red packet Ball Lantern

2)ย Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)ย Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)ย Lucky Star Lantern

5)ย Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)ย Chinese Paper Cut โ€“ SPRING

7)ย Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )ย Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)ย CNY Angpow Lantern

10)ย Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)ย Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)ย Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)ย Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)ย 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

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 | 50,603 views

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The versatile red packet can be transformed into basically anything. Today, we shall make a fan out of it ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have nice Chinese New Year crafts, do share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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

1)ย Red packet Ball Lantern

2)ย Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)ย Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)ย Lucky Star Lantern

5)ย Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)ย Chinese Paper Cut โ€“ SPRING

7)ย Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )ย Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)ย CNY Angpow Lantern

10)ย Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)ย Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)ย Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)ย Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)ย 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 | 67,692 views

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This Chinese New Year, let’s hang up some fish on the bamboo tree ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Red packet fish ornament

Have other great Chinese New Year crafts ideas? Share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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

1)ย Red packet Ball Lantern

2)ย Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)ย Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)ย Lucky Star Lantern

5)ย Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)ย Chinese Paper Cut โ€“ SPRING

7)ย Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )ย Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)ย CNY Angpow Lantern

10)ย Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)ย Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)ย Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)ย Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)ย 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

Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Party Craft | Posted on 05-01-2010 | 29,017 views

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This Chinese New Year, let’s make some fortune cookie fridge magnets for our guests ๐Ÿ˜€

Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

Cut a circle out of a piece of felt.

Circle cutout and a piece of fortune note.

Paste as shown above.

Bend it and glue to secure. Insert the fortune note and glue a magnet at the back. Your fortune cookie fridge magnet is done ๐Ÿ˜€

If you have interesting Chinese New Year ideas to share, do submit your crafts here and we’ll link it back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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

1)ย Red packet Ball Lantern

2)ย Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)ย Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)ย Lucky Star Lantern

5)ย Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)ย Chinese Paper Cut โ€“ SPRING

7)ย Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )ย Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)ย CNY Angpow Lantern

10)ย Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)ย Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)ย Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)ย Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)ย 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

Cupcake Bouquet

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends, Food craft, Party Craft | Posted on 31-12-2009 | 12,775 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a lovely cupcake bouquet.

Craft submitted by Anney of http://blogniako.blogspot.com/

Anney didn't use buttercream frosting for her cupcakes coz she was afraid it will melt and fall apart due to the hot weather. She used melted chocolate and colorful sprinkles. It set quickly and perfectly!She used a glue gun to attach the styrofoam ball into the embellished terracotta pot. She then glued some strips of green japanese paper all over the styro so it will not be visible and for a grassy effect.

She inserted bamboo skewers into the styrofoam ball and attached the cupcakes all the way around.

Merryn: Anney this is one very lovely food craft. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m sure many will find this interesting and will be keen to do it for any party coming up ๐Ÿ™‚

You too can share your craft with us. Just submit it here and we will link it back to you.

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 | 28,032 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Share with us your Christmas craft ideas by submitting them here and we’ll link it back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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 | 8,056 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 toย hang it as a Christmas tree ornament. Here, I use glitter pen to line my gingerbread man.ย  This is yet another very simple project to be working with the kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 | 12,933 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 25-11-2009 | 16,717 views

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We can actually use basically anything to make a Christmas tree ornament. It need not be expensive. Here’s a simple idea of making a Christmas tree using pipe cleaner.

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. :D

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. ๐Ÿ˜€

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Click here to learn how to fold and cut the perfect star to be used for the above Christmas tree.

If you love this and want to try doing it, do share your version of the Christmas tree with us by submitting your tree here. We learn and we share. ๐Ÿ˜€

Toilet Paper Roll Santa

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft | Posted on 20-11-2009 | 92,432 views

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I have always loved to have something nice to be placed on the corner table just to add some touch of cheerfulness this jolly season. Try this easy to make toilet paper roll Santa.

Toilet Paper Roll Santa.

Toilet Paper Roll Santa.

Spread some glue onto a pink paper.

Spread some glue onto a pink paper.

Wrap that paper along the toilet paper roll.

Wrap that paper along the toilet paper roll.

Put some glue onto the cotton balls.

Put some glue onto the cotton balls.

Paste the cotton balls onto the roll.

Paste the cotton balls onto the roll.

Paste all over leaving a small square for the face.

Paste all over leaving a small square for the face.

Paste a red felt as the Santa's hat. You may draw the eyes and nose or cut out a face from a magazine and paste it onto the roll.

Paste a red felt as the Santa’s hat. You may draw the eyes and nose or cut out a face from a magazine and paste it onto the roll.

If you have any great Christmas craft ideas and wish to share it with us, feel free to submit your craft here. Thank you.

Origami Candy Cane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Origami, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 18-11-2009 | 9,941 views

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This Christmas, let’s make an origami candy cane.

Origami candy cane.

Origami candy cane.

Fold as shown above and turn over.

Fold as shown above and turn over.

Roll up.

Roll up.

Roll all the way until you get this.

Roll all the way until you get this.

Fold forward.

Fold forward.

Fold backward and you are done.

Fold backward and you are done.

You may use this candy cane as a bookmark, Christmas tree ornament or anything to your fancy.

Have other Christmas ideas to share? Submit your crafts here and we’ll share it with the world this Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

Felt Hand and Footprint Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Felt, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft | Posted on 13-11-2009 | 14,901 views

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This Christmas, after all the attention spent on your Christmas tree, don’t forget your walls. They could use some cheering up too. Let’s make this cheerful ‘Rudolph’. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Trace your footprint on a piece of felt.

Trace your footprint on a piece of felt.

Trace your handprints onto another felt of different colour.

Trace your handprints onto another felt of different colour.

Paste and decorate the reindeer.

Paste and decorate the reindeer.

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Click here to see how to make the double bow ribbon used on the reindeer.

Have any nice Christmas craft to share? Share it with us by submitting your craft work here and we’ll link it back to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Woven Heart Basket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 04-11-2009 | 13,419 views

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This nice little paper basket can be used to place little gifts for the little ones.

Woven Heart Basket.

Woven Heart Basket.

You'll need two different colours of papers. Fold and cut so that each piece has 3 loops.

You'll need two different colours of papers. Fold and cut so that each piece has 3 loops.

Starting with the bottom 1/3 loop of the green piece, weave it through the first red loop, insert the second red loop through this green piece and weave this green piece through the 3rd red loop again.

Starting with the bottom 1/3 loop of the green piece, weave it through the first red loop, insert the second red loop through this green piece and weave this green piece through the 3rd red loop again.

Do the opposite way for the middle loop of the green piece. First weave the right red loop through this green loop, then weave this middle green loop through the middle red loop and then weave the red loop through this green loop again.

Do the opposite way for the middle loop of the green piece. First weave the right red loop through this green loop, then weave this middle green loop through the middle red loop and then weave the red loop through this green loop again.

If done correctly, your basket should be able to open this way.

If done correctly, your basket should be able to open this way.

Using a craft scissors, cut a red strip and weave a green strip through it as the handle of the basket.

Using a craft scissors, cut a red strip and weave a green strip through it as the handle of the basket.

The beautiful paper heart basket.

The beautiful paper heart basket.

Snowflake Crystal

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Origami, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-10-2009 | 10,718 views

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This Christmas, let’s do some snowflakes to decorate our house.

Snowflake crystal.

Snowflake crystal.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold half again.

Fold half again.

Fold as shown above.

Fold as shown above.

Turn over.

Turn over.

Fold as above.

Fold as above.

Fold in half.

Fold in half.

Draw the lines and cut accordingly.

Draw the lines and cut accordingly.

You may want to paste it onto a hard board and paste some glitters on it as a Christmas tree ornament or just paste the snowflake onto your window panes.

You may want to paste it onto a hard board and paste some glitters on it as a Christmas tree ornament or just paste the snowflake onto your window panes.

Got some awesome Christmas ideas? Come share it with us.ย  Submit your crafts here.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Ginger Bread Man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 22-10-2009 | 14,244 views

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Kimmy of “Kimmy and Julie :: Family Journal” had requested a craft on Christmas. He specifically wanted a Ginger Bread Man. So here it is, a Crafty Crafted version of the Ginger Bread Man.

Ginger Bread Man

Ginger Bread Man

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.

Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.

Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.

Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.

Spooky Halloween Lollipop

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft, Quick n Easy | Posted on 04-09-2009 | 10,332 views

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This Halloween, let’s make it a spooky event for the little Trick or Treaters.. ;P

Instead of the ordinary candies, why not spook up your lollipop?

Instead of the ordinary candies, why not spook up your lollipop?

First, you'll need some lollipops.

First, you'll need some lollipops.

Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.

Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.

Secure it with white thread.

Secure it with white thread.

Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. :)

Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Mummy

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft | Posted on 20-08-2009 | 7,463 views

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This Halloween, why not make this freaky Mummy to give your Treat or Treater a scare?

This Halloween, why not make this freaky Mummy to give your Trick or Treater a scare?

First you'll need a toilet paper roll. Browse through old magazines and cut out the nicest looking pair of eyes there. Paste it onto the toilet paper roll.

First you'll need a toilet paper roll. Browse through old magazines and cut out the nicest looking pair of eyes there. Paste it onto the toilet paper roll.

Wrap tissue or toilet paper around it.

Wrap tissue or toilet paper around it.

With the eyes peeping, your Mummy is ready to freak guests out!

With the eyes peeping, your Mummy is ready to freak out guests!

Jack-O-Orange

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft | Posted on 13-08-2009 | 5,666 views

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Introducing Jack

Introducing Jack

Alright, so Halloween is a couple of months away. But It’s never too early to start planning right? Instead of using the big and bulky pumpkin year in year out and throwing them away after a party, why not try using a smaller version? An orange. Kids will love them, adults will find them delicious!

Here's a fresh orange

Here's a fresh orange

Draw the outline of Jack

Draw the outline of Jack

Jack

Jack