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Nov
29
2016

Craft with Ayden: Cotton Bud Tree Art

cotton-bud-tree-art

It has been raining the past evenings, Ayden has caught a cold. Yesterday, it looks like it was going to rain again so I decided to bring the kids to the playground much earlier. At least if it rains, they would have gotten some sunshine and fresh air before rushing home.  Since Ayden is nursing a cold and won’t be able to play with the other kids, I let him do some art work in the […]

Nov
5
2016

Art Time with Ayden: Handprint Christmas Mitten

handprint-christmas-mitten-art

November is here and that means Christmas is NEAR! LoL I know, I know, I can get a little over excited sometimes. But it is never to late to start decorating our house. I love filling the house with the kids’ handicraft so I get Ayden to make one today. The elder brother will make more during the holidays. Handprint Christmas Mitten Watch this video to see how easy it is to make this lovely […]

Oct
31
2016

Art time with Ayden: Sponge Painting

Koi fish painting

Just the other day I shared the benefits of stamping for toddlers. In case you missed it, you may read all about it here. Today, we explore further on stamping with a new paint tool – sponge. Ayden loves Koi fish so I thought let’s make today’s art activity more interesting by letting him paint his very own koi fish. I did this same art activity with big brother Ethan back in 2012 when he […]

Oct
25
2016

Art time with Ayden : Why Stamping is important for young children

stamping-activity

Ayden is 3 years old. It is important to work on his soft motor skills. At this age, I pay more attention to his finger muscles and hand strengthening as it is crucial in helping him to hold the pencil when he starts going to school. Stamping is one of the best activity to work those finger muscles as he will be utilising all four fingers and his thumb to hold the stamp. It helps in […]

Sep
5
2016

Art & Craft: Sponge Owl

Sponge owl craft

Ethan came home from school one day showing me the instruction for his school craft project. I took a look at it and asked him what is that supposed to be. He said that is an owl. We got into a heated argument as I refused to believe that is how an owl is supposed to look like but he insisted it is an owl.  I don’t read chinese so I don’t know if Ethan […]

Jul
14
2016

Rainy Day Activity: Toy Car Painting Abstract Art

Toy Car Painting abstract art

The past few days have been frustrating as it rained in the evenings, today included. We were all ready to go to the playground but as we stepped out of the house, it started to rain   You don’t know how important it is for us to go to the playground. The boys need to go to the playground to burn off whatever surplus energy they have otherwise they’ll have difficulty sleeping at night. I need […]

Jul
4
2016

School Holiday Crafts: Angry Bird Bookmark

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It’s the school holidays so let’s make something useful on everyday basis for the kids or even better when they get back to school. My boys love to read so we’ll be making an Angry Bird bookmark I learned from here. We’ll start with a red square paper. Fold it half as shown above.  Fold both ends up to form a crisp line as shown above.  Unfold the two ends.  Fold the tip of the paper down, […]

Jun
30
2016

Craft for Children: Footprint Popsicle

Footprint Popsicle Art for kids

It has been a while since our last arts and crafts project. Today’s project is making paper popsicle out of the boy’s footprint. Ayden can’t do much here so Ethan assisted him when it comes to tracing and cutting.  Materials needed are coloured paper, popsicle stick, glue, pencil and a pair of scissors.  Big brother Ethan helped trace Ayden’s footprint.  He also helped to cut it out.  Ayden is able to apply glue onto the […]

May
8
2016

Craft for Toddlers: Rock Painting

Rock painting for children

Today’s craft is inspired by the colourful rocks found in big brother Ethan’s school. Ayden follows Ethan on Saturdays for big brother’s Taekwondo class. He loves the colorful rocks in the school compound. That prompted me to let him paint his own rock. Materials needed are acrylic paints, paint brush, an empty egg carton for the paints and an empty Vitagen bottle to wash the paint brush. You can always use a paint palette but I […]

Apr
29
2016

Craft for Children: Sand Name Art

DIY Sand art for children 1

It is craft time again. I love crafting using natural materials. Today, the boys did sand art.  Kids need to explore to learn. They need to FEEL how grainy the sand is and by feeling is not buying them the ‘TOUCH and FEEL book’ but letting them PLAY real sand.  After they are done playing, it’s craft time. I got them to collect the sand in the big bottle for our craft activity.  Using glue, I […]

Apr
22
2016

Craft for Toddlers: Leaf Stamp Art

Leaf stamping art for toddlers 1

Ayden enjoyed doing the Torn Paper Apple Art we did several days ago and kept requesting for more arts and crafts activities. I happily obliged. This time I brought them outdoor. The weather is always beautiful in the evenings and it will be such a waste not to enjoy it. I made a video of Ayden painting and stamping independently. The elder brother Ethan disappeared soon after collecting leaves to join his friends for a game […]

Apr
19
2016

Art & Craft: Torn Paper Apple Art for Kids

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The weather is horrible these days. It is scorching hot in the mornings and early evenings and then it rains in the evenings causing the boys to be trapped at home. No fret though as that only means more time for art and craft! Today the boys had fun making torn paper art. The materials needed are: 1 piece red construction paper 1 piece white paper A pair of scissors A marker pen Glue *Edible […]

Mar
27
2016

Stamping Activity for Toddlers

Big brother Ethan came home with his art homework last week. His task for that week was stamping using okra and leaves. Of course little brother Ayden won’t let the big brother work on his homework in peace unless he is given the opportunity to do the same too. So I got an extra okra for Ayden to have fun together with Ethan. I wrapped the okra with tissue as their hand gets itchy holding […]

Feb
2
2016

DIY Chinese New Year Angpow Basket

Can you believe it that we will be welcoming the Fire Monkey in just a few more days? Still it is not too late to make some DIY CNY decor using past year’s ang pow packets.  This is the first time I am making a basket using red packets.  Chinese New Year Ang Pow Basket  I used 6 red packets for the basket + 12 red packets for the decor + 6 gold packets for […]

Jan
27
2016

CNY DIY Angpow Fish

Today’s Chinese New Year Angpow decor is a remake of the classic Red Packet Fish Ornament but we added additional tail to it, making it more beautiful :) Chinese New Year Red Packet Fish Ornament We’ll need an angpow with beautiful prints on it.  Cut it into a square. Turn it over and draw lines as shown above.  Cut along the lines.  We’ll need another angpow with different print or color for the tail.  Attach […]

Jan
3
2016

CNY Angpow Monkey Origami

Chinese New Year is just a month away. We will be welcoming the Year of the Monkey. As usual, it is time to take out the Angpow wrappers and make decors with them. I did an origami monkey with my gold wrappers. Chinese New Year Angpow Origami Monkey It is best to use gold wrappers to make this monkey. I tried with pink wrappers and my friends do not seem to fancy it. They said pink […]

Dec
10
2015

Christmas Art for Kids: Handprint Christmas Tree

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We have not been doing art or craft for a very long time now haven’t we? I finally took out the tempera paste today and get the boys to do a handprint Christmas tree. Ayden is much better in painting now. He can paint his own palm and stamp accordingly.  I’ve forgotten how fun it is to spend time doing artwork with the kids. Let me think of more artwork to make with the boys […]

Nov
6
2015

#10dayschallenge – Can the kids survive TEN-no-gadget-days?

Angry Bird Art & Craft

Late last year we got ourselves a new HP Deskjet 4515 e-All-In-One printer that is able to print content from the Web without the need to connect to the computer. We had so much fun during the year end school holidays making lots and lots of origami printed from HP Printables.  Ethan had the time of his life as it is extremely easy and convenient to print origami templates from HP Printables using our HP […]

Oct
29
2015

Halloween Footprint Ghost for Kids

Happy Ghost

Halloween is just a couple of days away. Though Ayden is still clueless about what Halloween is all about, it doesn’t stop us from making a simple ghost artwork for fun.  I guided him to trace the outline of his foot on a piece of white paper.  Happy ghosts come in twos. He said they are very cute.  I cut the ghosts out for him to be used as bookmarks but he rather play with […]

Aug
17
2015

DIY Minion Stationery Holder

Minion pencil holder

During the long school holidays late last year, I held a craft lesson for some of Ethan’s classmates at one of his classmate’s parent’s tuition centre. The kids made Minion pencil holder.  Minion Pencil Holder using toilet paper roll and colored paper.  Recently, I have some extra time so I decided to make one again. This time I used colored felt for a better finish.  I get Ayden to help me glue the toilet paper […]

Aug
5
2015

TP Roll Multi-Storey Toy Car Garage

Toilet paper roll multi-storey car toy garage3

Both the boys have too many toy cars scattering on the floor. I decided to help them build a multi-storey garage last weekend. We used the larger toilet paper rolls for this project. We used 15 rolls for this multi-storey garage. Maybe we can build a bigger one next. Stick double sided tape on the TP Rolls. Stick them together as you wish. We made three levels with 5 garages on each level. Ayden seemed […]

Jul
28
2015

Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree

Toilet Paper Roll Apple Tree 2

Ayden is turning two next month. That means he is ready for art and craft activities with me. Today, we made an apple tree using toilet paper roll and coloured crepe paper.  First, I get Ayden to paint the toilet paper roll with brown tempera paste.  He only needs to paint half of the toilet paper roll as we’ll be using only half. I did not cut it first because it is easier for him […]

May
15
2015

DIY Wrapping Paper

DIY Wrapping Paper 8

Ethan will be celebrating Teacher’s Day in school today. He had no time to get gifts for his teachers so I helped him buy but I forgotten to get wrapping papers. I only realized we are out of wrapping paper after dinner and it is already too late to go out already. How? We made our own wrapping paper. First, I cut a heart shape from a piece of paper.  Then I placed another piece […]

May
12
2015

How To Draw A Human Face out of your Foot Print

footprint human face

I was spending time drawing and colouring with Ayden. As usual, I’ll help him trace his hands and feet and draw faces out of them. We have been doing this since he was a baby and he loves it. Today, I am going to be very generous and share with you how to draw a human face out of your foot print. It is such an intricate art so you should pay close attention to […]

Mar
13
2015

The Learning Process

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Art subject can be fun and interesting but more often than not, parents and students don’t see it that way. For example Ethan brought home his latest art project last week. It is a texture and color art work. His teacher gave him a piece of paper with a printing of a robot on it. He is required to find surfaces with textures, place the paper on it and color; making prints on the robot along the […]

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