Abstract Art – Bubble painting

By Merryn | Posted on 03-10-2011 | 27,993 views
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Today we are going to have fun with bubbles! Bubble print art We’ll need a shallow bowl, water, washing-up liquid and paints Pour water into a shallow bowl Add the washing-up liquid Squeeze in some red paint Using a balloon pump, pump up the mixture. I refrained from letting the kids use straw to blow […]

Magic Painting

By Merryn | Posted on 26-09-2011 | 11,314 views
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We’ve been doing lots of artwork and crafts lately but I just can’t find the time to post it! Today I managed to squeeze in this post 😀 We did some magic painting the other day in the Studio and the kids loved it! I prepared some ‘magic sheets’ before the arrival of the kids. […]

Traffic in the city

By Merryn | Posted on 10-09-2011 | 7,664 views
Categories Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Vehicle

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We saw some boxes lying at the corner of the craft room and came out with this impromptu idea of making a mini city for all his toy vehicles 🙂 After an hour or so of working together, we came out with this! 😀 Click here for full instructions.

Rainbow craft stick stationery holder

By Merryn | Posted on 04-09-2011 | 74,771 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll

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I did a craft stick stationery holder with my student earlier this year. Refer to it here. Back then my boy was too young to make that. Today, he is ready to make his own craft stick stationery holder and requested for a rainbow theme 😀 Rainbow craft stick stationery holder Paint the craft sticks […]

Egg Carton Flowers

By Merryn | Posted on 02-09-2011 | 5,775 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafty Crafted Friends, Egg Carton

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Victoria of Reuse Crafts shared with us this beautiful egg carton flowers craft. Egg Carton Flowers Thank you Victoria for the wonderful idea. Click here to check out Victoria’s entry. You too can share your art and craft work with us. Just click here to submit. Thank you

Kitchen Paper Roll Castle

By Merryn | Posted on 23-08-2011 | 28,107 views
Categories Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Toilet Paper Roll

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We saw some old cardboard boxes and kitchen paper rolls today and decided to make a castle out of it 😀 Kitchen paper roll castle We use some old box and kitchen paper rolls Cut one end of the kitchen paper rolls to look like the top of a castle tower. Draw a door and […]

Lala Butterfly

By Merryn | Posted on 19-08-2011 | 13,061 views
Categories Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, Insect crafts

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We ate some lala (a type of shellfish) the other day and instead of disposing the shells, we made butterflies out of them 😀 Click here for the full entry of our Lala Butterfly artwork 🙂

Abstract Art – Bubble Wrap

By Merryn | Posted on 17-08-2011 | 16,882 views
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We did a very interesting abstract art using bubble wrap today 🙂 Bubble wrap abstract art Paint a bubble wrap with the colours you like The painted bubble wrap Stamp the painted bubble wrap onto a piece of drawing block Lift the bubble wrap and repeat.

Jelly Fish craft

By Merryn | Posted on 13-08-2011 | 16,523 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts

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He came home from his Mandarin class the other day with this jellyfish craft. It was a very cute craft indeed but when I asked him, he said most of the work was done by the teachers. He got to paste the tentacles though… Jellyfish craft Since he did not get to do it entirely […]

Hungry Ghost

By Merryn | Posted on 11-08-2011 | 7,525 views
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The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated by Chinese in many countries. According to the Chinese Calendar, the Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month. It is believed, ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from […]

Stamping with cut straws

By Merryn | Posted on 09-08-2011 | 9,205 views
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Roopa of Putti Prapancha shared with us this beautiful art work by stamping with cut straws. Roopa says, “Cut one end of drinking straws to make star shape and dip it into paint and then stamp on paper to create stars, flowers, fire works and anything else” Easy peasy and very lovely indeed. Thank you […]

How to draw with charcoal

By Merryn | Posted on 04-08-2011 | 7,169 views
Categories Art Crafts, Charcoal drawing

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I sent Ethan to his Mandarin class today and went to work right after. For the very first time I have peace and quiet at my work place. I saw this sitting at the corner.. Charcoal sticks I have never sketched using charcoal before but since I have all the time in the world today, […]

Toilet Paper Roll Oil Lamp

By Merryn | Posted on 28-07-2011 | 17,748 views
Categories Craft from Recycled Materials, Deepavali, Festive Crafts, Hari Raya, Toilet Paper Roll

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We are in the festive spirit and will be making oil lamp today 🙂 Toilet Paper Roll Oil Lamp Cut half a large toilet paper roll Cut a triangle out of small toilet paper roll Paste onto the larger toilet paper roll Cut ‘flames’ out of coloured construction paper. Paint the toilet paper roll inside […]

Abstract Art – Toilet Paper Roll

By Merryn | Posted on 23-07-2011 | 14,689 views
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We are going to make an abstract art using toilet paper roll today 🙂 Abstract art Dip a toilet paper roll into tub of paint Stamp onto an art block, repeat until you’ve covered the entire surface My boy loves to wipe away the paint before dipping the roll into different colour tubs 🙂 The […]

Footprint Popsicle

By Merryn | Posted on 14-07-2011 | 9,981 views
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Footprint Popsicle Draw the outline of your foot Cut it out and paste Paste a popsicle stick Layer it with more footprints for a nicer effect 😀 Slurp!

Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile

By Merryn | Posted on 12-07-2011 | 7,248 views
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Kate Gribble of An Amazing Child shared this beautiful Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile 😀 This activity uses paper towel and food colouring (paint). It is perfect for toddlers. The paint spreads beautifully across the paper and once dry, can be cut into any shape you like. This mobile was made by Kate and her 27 […]

Paper Plate TP Roll Mushroom

By Merryn | Posted on 10-07-2011 | 26,319 views
Categories Cotton, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll

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We are still in the mushroom craze so that is what we’ll be making today 🙂 Paper plate toilet paper roll mushroom Paint the toilet paper roll brown Cut a line to the middle of the plate and glue as shown above. Paint the paper plate red. Varnish the paper plate with PVA Glue. The […]

Creative Expression – Game

By Merryn | Posted on 09-07-2011 | 5,789 views
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Today, the kids were given these.. Heavy paper roll and these.. Empty plastic bottles. They were told to think of a game to play with those and they came out with this… Plastic bottle bowling. Cool! They enjoyed it very much that they were reluctant to stop! The satisfaction they got when they hit a […]

Hand and Footprint Carrot

By Merryn | Posted on 06-07-2011 | 14,213 views
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My boy loves eating carrots. He says they are good for his eyes so when he heard that we are going to make a hand and footprint carrot today, he is very excited! Hand and footprint carrot. Paint your foot orange Stamp it onto a piece of paper Paint some lines across the carrot Paint […]

Yarn Circle Garland

By Merryn | Posted on 05-07-2011 | 4,767 views
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Jamie of hands on : as we grow shared this beautiful Yarn Circle Garland craft with us. Jamie says, “Crafts sometimes take different shape than originally intended. Most of the time they end up with a better outcome. This beautiful garland is made from only yarn and glue and the help of a muffin tin, […]