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Aug
14
2011

Colours in Mandarin

A week after attending Bao Bei, Ethan is starting to speak in Mandarin. Ethan and colours in Mandarin While we were playing with colours last Tuesday, he happily blurted this out… Sweet! He now has the confidence to speak in Mandarin to ME but not to his teachers yet. Why? Because he knows his Mandarin is superior to me so he can show off!! Most of the time I don’t know what he says until […]

Aug
11
2011

Hungry Ghost: The making of a ghost

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 the lower realm on this day. Are you afraid of GHOST? Taken from my Horror in Singapore Night Safari post Keeping up with […]

Aug
4
2011

How to draw with Charcoal?

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, I decided to try and came out with this.. Charcoal Zebra Though I thought that the zebra is cute, but it did […]

Jul
15
2011

Foot in mouth project

To put one’s foot in one’s mouth means to embarrass oneself by saying the wrong thing. But fret not as that is not the issue here today.  The past few days have been very hectic, running from one place to another and come night time, classes back to back. But I like to take things positively, it’s better to be busy than being left idle and grow cobwebs around you, right? Tonight I just don’t […]

Jul
9
2011

Creative Expression – Game

Today, the kids were given these.. Heavy paper rolls 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 STRIKE was priceless :D Click here to check out other creative expression activities in the Studio 1) Creative Expression – […]

Jun
30
2011

Mushrooms for Smurfs :D

While everyone is in the Transformer’s craze, I dreamt of Smurfs last night! Dunno what made me have that blue dream (hehe.. ) but I am really looking forward to watch Smurf in 3D! Remember Smurf Day not too long ago? BLUE everywhere! Read about it here. Well, today is craft day and I seriously dunno what to make. Sitting in the art room with Ethan, I recalled my dream. That prompted me to make […]

Jun
28
2011

Toilet Paper Roll Cat Pencil Holder

I am very happy! Ethan loves colouring so it’s only natural that we did something to hold all his colour pencils. What made it best is that we used entirely recyclable materials for that. Presenting to you, our toilet paper roll cat pencil holder! :D Meow! Click here for the full instruction on how to make the toilet paper roll pencil holder.

Jun
15
2011

Papier Mache aeroplane

It’s time to save the world :P Turn your junks into something useful. We decided to make our own toys. We made an aeroplane out of plastic bottle and paper plate! Papier mache aeroplane. It is so fun to make our very own plane. It’s cheap and environment friendly. This is our first papier mache toy project and I can tell you that it won’t be our last! All we need are a plastic bottle, […]

May
25
2011

Getting ready for ‘Craft with ParenThots’

I’m quite busy these days. Preparing the students for their exam is done and this is their exam week. I’m still busy though. The reason is because I’m turning into a dinosaur! @[email protected] ‘Craft with ParenThots’ is just several days away and I’m still in the midst of cutting and gluing egg cartons and toilet paper rolls together to form a dinosaur. In this case however, make it hundreds of dinosaurs! It hurts, seriously.. fingers […]

May
24
2011

Zippers Pencil Case

I received an amazing gift for Teacher’s Day recently. I was speechless when I saw it as it was simply awesome! What did I get? I got a handmade zippers pencil case. Zippers Pencil Case (Front) Back. The pencil case is made up of only zips sewn together! It can be opened from any of the many zippers! :D I can choose to open it from the middle too :) Beautiful and simply amazing! The […]

Apr
23
2011

A day @ Crafty-Crafted Studio

We go to our Studio everyday except Sunday.  We have different sets of students each day. People ask me what it is like to be in the Studio every single day. I answered them, ‘It is FUN!’. Today I shall let you have a peek at what it is like in any of the lessons. I choose to feature my Saturday students as they consist of mainly bloggers’ kids :D The kids did toilet paper […]

Apr
22
2011

Let’s fold origami cranes for Japan!

We were in Sunway Giza this evening and saw this.. Let’s fold origami cranes for Japan! They said anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will have their heart’s desire come true. Let’s together fold MORE than one thousand origami cranes for the Land of the Rising Sun in light of their recent quake and tsunami plight. Origami papers and simple instructions were provided. Ethan trying to figure out what to do.. He is getting […]

Apr
16
2011

Our Earth Hour

Where were you and what did you do during the recent Earth Hour? As for me, we were at Philea Resort & Spa, Ayer Keroh Malacca. Awesome place! We had dinner at Nusantara with our blogger friends. At 8.30pm sharp, Philea turned off all non-essential lights and we dined in ‘darkness’. Romantic to the max! :D Buffet spread illuminated by candle lights They even organised an interesting activity to fill up the entire one hour. […]

Mar
29
2011

Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe with a touch of glamour

We did this exciting craft yesterday. Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe You will need four toilet paper rolls and one kitchen paper roll. Draw a giraffe head and cut. Draw another slightly bigger head, cut and paste to the smaller head. You’ll get a giraffe head as shown above. Cut the remaining rolls as shown above. Glue them all together to get the giraffe. Paint the giraffe yellow While waiting for the yellow paint to dry, […]

Mar
22
2011

Painting an elephant

Ethan loves painting. He can colour perfectly using colour pencils and is now hook on water colours. Here is a video of him painting an elephant :D Enjoy :) Oh one thing.. you MUST watch the ENDING. It is a MUST! Look at him when he finally completed the elephant!!

Jan
26
2011

Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

We are making an auspicious Ancient Coin Lantern using red packets today :) TUTORIAL VIDEO      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 as shown above     Side view. […]

Jan
25
2011

Red Packet Ball Lantern

 I made some beautiful ball lanterns and many have requested for me to share the steps here. Gold Ball Lantern Red 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 own beautiful ball lantern using red packets :D If you want to make it round, like a ball without those spikes. […]

Jan
17
2011

Ang Bao Gold Fish – Very easy to do :D

I was at my in-laws today and instead of counting lizards, I did this :D 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, leaving no gap in the middle. You’ll need to fold 3 packets according to the above folding method. Pick the part with the gap and staple so all […]

Jan
15
2011

Red Packet Star lantern

I’m sorry for the late blog entries of the many ang pow lanterns I’ve done. Many of you are already pestering me! *I know time is running out and CNY is just around the corner* But I’ve just been too busy and last week has been crazy!   Anyway, today I’m gonna share with you a very simple red packet craft. It’s a star. But since Chinese people like everything auspicious, let’s call it a […]

Dec
21
2010

Pyssla Beads spotted @ Toys ‘R’ Us

Was shopping for gifts in Toys ‘r’ Us today when I came across THIS! Pyssla beads! Ok, so they don’t call them ‘Pyssla’ but they sure ARE the BEADS that I’ve come to LOVE so much recently! So to those of you who live far, far away from IKEA, you can now get your beads from Toys ‘r’ Us! Now.. isn’t THAT great? I bet many of you will make a dash to Toys ‘r’ […]

Dec
17
2010

Our latest obsession!

We love Pyssla beads. We can make almost anything out of it! Pyssla beads The kids hard at work :D Arrange the beads according to what you want it to be Place parchment paper on the beads Iron the beads, moving the iron about for 10 seconds or so The beads will be attached to each other once ironed Let it cool before removing the parchment paper A beautiful ladybug :D You know how much […]

Sep
7
2010

MUST BUY – The Star paper TODAY!

WHY? Because WE are in it! Muahahahahhahaa… OK~lah, maybe I’m the ONLY one who is excited about this. But can’t blame me alright? After all, how often do I get to appear in the papers, especially The Star?! The Star 07/09/10 pg IT7 Ethan and I shared the page with 3 other moms who’ve banked on their hobbies and build successful businesses on the Web :D Read the article here.

Sep
1
2010

Thank you In Tech

A couple of weeks ago, a journalist from The Star’s In.Tech called me up requesting for an interview session in my craft studio on that day itself. I got like just a few hours’ notice and I was a nervous wreck. Thank goodness for my online buddies who managed to somewhat calm me down a little :P This morning I woke up to several sms-es telling me that we are in Tech Takes :D According […]

Aug
10
2010

The Soft Launch of Crafty Crafted Studio

8/8/2010 was definitely a day to be remembered for me as it marked the day we launch Crafty Crafted Studio. Former colleagues, friends and fellow bloggers made the event a memorable one for me. Thank you all for coming. I don’t have many pictures with me as I was too busy crafting with the kids. But I did notice many guests came with DSLR and all.. care to share the pictures taken? Thank you :) […]

May
8
2010

Crocs Recycled

Remember I went to that Crocs warehouse sale the other day? Bought something right? You see, each item comes with a hook right? The hook is pretty useful I tell you. Don’t just dispose them off. Recycle them! What do I do with it? I hang it on the car seat. I now have a cool looking hanger in da car! Not only cool looking but branded too :P Da buaya baby admiring the buaya […]

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