Craft Tips – Beautifying a simple bowl

By Merryn | Posted on 17-02-2011 | 7,640 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Bear, Christmas Ideas, Craft Tips and Tricks, Party Craft

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When I do grocery shopping, I often get bowls as free gifts for some of my purchases. Today, I feel like doing something to beautify the bowl and make it the center of attraction 😀 All we need is the bowl and a bear. I use the bear I got from being a loyal member […]

Heart Egg

By Merryn | Posted on 16-02-2011 | 5,110 views
Categories Father's Day, Festive Crafts, Food craft, Mother's Day, Shapes, Valentine's Day

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No.. not talking about heart ACHE here… but Heart Egg 😀 Heart Egg Heat a pan and place a silicon heart mould on it Crack an egg into the mould Pour some water into the pan Cover it Remove the silicon mould and decorate as you wish 😀 We decorated ours with lots of ketchup! […]

Toilet Paper Roll Cupid

By Merryn | Posted on 14-02-2011 | 16,956 views
Categories Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Pipe Cleaner, Toilet Paper Roll, Valentine's Day

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It’s Valentine’s Day today and we are making a cute cupid out of toilet paper roll 🙂 Toilet Paper Roll Cupid Paint a toilet paper roll pink Paste eyes onto the roll. Alternatively you may dip your finger into white paint and print it as the eyes, paint black for the eyeball. Draw the mouth […]

Valentine’s Heart Mobile

By Merryn | Posted on 09-02-2011 | 10,498 views
Categories Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day

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Let’s make a super simple heart mobile today 🙂 Valentine’s Heart Mobile Refer to our post here and cut two hearts out of coloured construction paper. I prefer to use papers of different colours. Cut a slit to the centre of the heart, one slit on the bottom half of the heart and the other […]

Valentine’s Heart Stand

By Merryn | Posted on 09-02-2011 | 10,774 views
Categories Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes, Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely heart stand today 😀 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 […]

Craft Stick Insect Garden

By Merryn | Posted on 07-02-2011 | 23,641 views
Categories Bee, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Insect crafts, Ladybug

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Craft sticks can be used to make beautiful decorative items. Today, let’s make an insect garden 🙂 Craft Stick Insect Garden – You’ll need 8 craft sticks. – Arrange them as shown above and glue to keep them in place. Refer here for the ladybug instructions and here for the bee instructions. – Cut some […]

Rabbits to usher the Chinese New Year

By Merryn | Posted on 01-02-2011 | 12,368 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Rabbit

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Chinese New Year will be celebrated on the 3rd February 2011, just a couple of days away 😀 We are getting really excited and let’s have a look at the kids making rabbit art to usher the New Year of Rabbit! A couple of rabbits to usher the New Year of Rabbit Look for a […]

Toilet Roll Goat

By Merryn | Posted on 28-01-2011 | 33,611 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Goat, Toilet Paper Roll

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Mek…. Mek…. My first time attempting a goat craft 😛 Toilet roll goat Paint a toilet roll brown Use cotton as the beard and foam and felt for the rest. Mek Mek is done. I’d prefer the ears to be slimmer and eyes not too big though 😛

Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

By Merryn | Posted on 26-01-2011 | 22,436 views
Categories Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts

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We are making an auspicious Ancient Coin Lantern using red packets today 🙂 Ang Pao Ancient Coin Lantern You’ll need to fold 16 packets of ang paos as shown above – fold all four edges. Staple them together to get 4 of the above Staple them together to get the above Arrange and staple them […]

Ang Pao Ball Lantern

By Merryn | Posted on 25-01-2011 | 29,983 views
Categories Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, YouTube tutorial

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I made some beautiful ball lanterns and many have requested for me to share the steps here. Red Packet Ball Lantern Gold Packet Ball Lantern I found it very difficult to explain it with pictures but I found this video instead.  Let’s watch this video and I’m sure you’ll be able to make your very […]

Egg Carton Sail Boat

By Merryn | Posted on 24-01-2011 | 14,366 views
Categories Corrugated Paper, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Vehicle

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Let’s go sailing today 🙂 Egg carton sail boat We’ll need some colored corrugated papers, egg carton and wooden sticks Draw a triangle on a drawing board and paint on both sides Once dry, cut and paste on a wooden stick Use a single hole punch and punch a hole in the middle of the […]

Hand and footprint Chicken

By Merryn | Posted on 21-01-2011 | 11,575 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Easter, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Crafts, Rooster

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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 😛 Hand and footprint Chicken Trace your footprint on a piece of yellow paper Trace your handprint on orange and red paper Paste the footprint […]

Toilet Paper Roll Rabbit

By Merryn | Posted on 18-01-2011 | 34,085 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Rabbit, Toilet Paper Roll

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To usher the New Year of the Rabbit, let’s make a cute rabbit today 😀 Toilet Paper Roll Rabbit Cut three rings out of a toilet paper roll Glue two rings together Glue the 2 rings to the third ring Cut two ears out of the envelope of your Chinese New Year card greetings (or […]

Gold Packet Gold Fish

By Merryn | Posted on 17-01-2011 | 23,763 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts

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This Chinese New Year, let’s have beautiful goldfish accompanying us 😀 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, […]

Red Packet Lucky Star Lantern

By Merryn | Posted on 15-01-2011 | 35,209 views
Categories Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes

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We are going to make a Star out of red packets today 😀 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 […]

Origami Snake

By Merryn | Posted on 14-01-2011 | 12,144 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Origami, Paper Crafts, Snake

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Let’s make a snake today 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Orange

By Merryn | Posted on 12-01-2011 | 54,124 views
Categories Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll

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Toilet Paper Roll Oranges Cut a toilet paper roll into rings Cut a circle out of a paper plate and paste onto the ring Paint it orange We did three oranges 🙂 Cut a leaf out of green felt and paste on the oranges Frame them up and they’ll be a nice wall decor this […]

Craft Stick Stationery Holder

By Merryn | Posted on 10-01-2011 | 21,181 views
Categories Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Toilet Paper Roll

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We need to eat a lot of popsicles to do this 😀 Craft stick stationery holder Get a toilet paper roll tube, the bigger the better. Draw a circle on a hardboard box, cut and paste. Spread some glue Put an elastic band in the middle and insert the craft sticks. The band is to […]

Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

By Merryn | Posted on 05-01-2011 | 83,040 views
Categories Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts

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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 😀 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 […]

Handprint Octopus

By Merryn | Posted on 03-01-2011 | 16,223 views
Categories Animal Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Octopus

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Let’s do handprinting again 🙂 Remember the Octopus we did?  Since we are in the mood for octopus, let’s make a handprint Octopus 🙂