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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pop-Up Card - Shark

Fold a paper in half. Cut a line in the middle using a craft scissor.
Fold each flaps to make 2 triangles.
Unfold them.
Open the card.
Push the triangles up and pinch the edges.
Close the card and push down the folds to make them well-creased.
Open it back and draw a shark on it. Cut along the line.
Glue the outline but do not glue near the mouth or the card won't open. Paste it on another piece of paper; preferable of different colour.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Envelope Bookmark

All you need is an old envelope, a craft scissors and some craft punch.
Cut the corner of an envelope and decorate it as you like.
The idea is to use the corner of an envelope as a bookmark. How you beautify it is up to you! Simple isn't it?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Origami Ladybug

This has got to be one of the simplest origami ever! If you ever want to try origami, this origami ladybug is definitely for you.
Fold a square paper half.
Fold down both corners leaving some space in the middle.
Flip it over and fold the upper part to the middle point.
Fold a little back up.
Flip it over again and decorate it with some black dots.
Simple? Too simple... This origami ladybug is just way too simple. :D

Friday, May 22, 2009

Paper Chain Rabbit

A great way to decorate your wall, notice board, posters or anything is to add this cute paper chain rabbit.
Take a strip of paper. Fold it lapping each other.
Draw a rabbit, making sure the nose and the tail touches the folded area. This is to ensure your rabbits will be chained to each other.
Use a paper punch and punch out a hole for the eyes. Cut along the lines and you'll get your cute paper chain rabbit!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Origami Frog

Sugar Honey taught me this origami frog.

This origami frog is quite simple yet looks difficult to explain.
First, get a square paper and fold all corners to the middle.
Turn it over and fold all corners to the middle again.
Turn it over again and fold all corners to the middle one last time.
Turn it over and you'll get this.
Pinch two of those out to form the eyes.
Like this.
See the eyes? Then press down the mouth.
Flatten the feet.
My students with their origami frog. ^^

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ribbon bookmark

This is too simple to do. All you need is a ribbon, foam and googly eyes. Cut out the foam to any shapes desired and add the googly eyes to make it more interesting. Paste the foam on both sides of the ribbon and on both ends too. Alternatively, you may used nice buttons instead of foams.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Handprint Tree

At the playground today, Ethan kept on observing the trees and the falling leaves. He has seen those trees and the leaves everyday for so many months now but wonder why today he was more intrigue by them. So when we got back home, I decided to do this craft with him.
By now this boy is an expert in tracing the outline of his palm. I helped him cut out the 'hands' as he is too young to use the scissors.
I let him do his own pasting. One thing about craft for kids is, the more imperfect it is, the better I like it!
He is so proud of all his crafts, he kept on telling Daddy, "Ethan make tree" and also "Ethan make SUN" referring to his previous Sun craft! :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Peek-A-Boo Chick

There was once when I kept the eggs in my fridge for far too long that they turn bad. Then hubs jokingly said that luckily it turn bad, otherwise they will hatch! And then, I got an idea for this craft...
All I used was my old place mat and that scouring sponge? Is that what they call it? Some googly eyes and glue are needed too.
Got Ethan to outline the 'egg'.
Ready for assemble.
Cute? It's a gentle reminder to quickly consume the eggs before they hatch! :D

Origami Whale

Another super easy origami to do. It's so easy, I'll just let the pictures do the 'talking' as usual.