Aug
12
2014

DIY Tissue Box Whale

Darling, Ethan and I have been brainstorming for a theme for Ayden’s first birthday. Ethan even suggested to have it ala Independence Day as Ayden’s birthday falls on the 31 August but I disagree. It’s not like Ayden understands a thing about our Independence Day. It is HIS birthday and we should do something that is familiar to him. He loves looking at pictures of animals and each time we go shopping, he will play with those stuffed animals in Hamleys. But please, we do not buy any of those stuffed animals for him as we have too many already at home. Anyway, since he loves looking at animals, we have decided that the theme for his birthday shall be… ANIMALS! Actually he loves cars too but I don’t so…

I’ve been really hardworking making animals out of anything that I can grab my hands on. Today, I made this Whale Tissue Box. 
tissue box foam whale

DIY Tissue Box Craft Foam Whale

I think it’s cute but I am unhappy with the workmanship. It’s not as neat as I wished it to be. I had Ayden by my side while making this and he kept disturbing, playing with the foams and pulling them away from me even while I was gluing. He was such a handful that I had no choice but to keep him in ‘jail’ temporarily -.-

baby in jail

Ayden in jail. Poor boy. Mummy’s busy making stuffs for his birthday bash but he ended up in jail, all alone :P

Oh, lemme show you the top part of the whale tissue box. 

tissue box foam whale 5

Aerial view of the whale.

As for the bottom, I cut and tied them up with ribbons so we can refill when we run out of tissue. 

tissue box foam whale 1

Cut in the middle and punch four holes. 

tissue box foam whale 2

Secure with ribbons. 

tissue box foam whale 4

This is the foam for the top part.

tissue box foam whale 6

And these are the foams for the rest of the parts. Just glue them on each sides of the tissue box and we are done.

tissue box foam whale

OK lah.. as long as it looks like a whale and blows water tissue like a whale. 

So one whale done. Any ideas what else I can do for an animal themed birthday party? Quick, quick share with me. I still have about 2 weeks to get them done :D

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    Hey, that’s nice!

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    eih, you are really good in this!! such skillful hands you got, i like this blue whale, but then it doesn’t have the pancut thing coming out like the foam animal you did earlier.. so bad lah this mommy, put Ayden in the “jail” and just thrown him some color paper to “entertain” him :D

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      The tissue is supposed to be the pancut thing… :P

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    Lovely whale! You are so creative. Love your idea on the birthday theme. :)

    Your Ayden so good baby. If my Jamie, it will last him few second in the “jail” before he cries or screams to be out. Nothing holds him for long in there. So his “jail” only used less than 5 times. Now just keep toys. ^^

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    Nice ! Can make one for me ? Are you going to paste the animals on everyone faces , since you make so many ? I’m sure Ayden would be delighted to see animals on everybody faces ! :)

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    Get everyone to dress up like animals during his birthday? Nah, a bit too much work!

    Nice whale tissue box. Hope Aden likes it.

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    That is so cute! Creative and simple too!

    Wanna go do one also lah! :)

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    I m looking forward to some little cute yellow furry chicks out from the egg.hahah

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    This whale reminds me of Twitter fail whale. Ha :D

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    Ok, that’s very creative!

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