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Aug
27
2014

Paper Plate Shark Craft For Kids

I was browsing the net and came across a paper plate shark craft by Cindy and her son Trevor from My Creative Life. It looks good so I made that our project last week. Besides the paper plate, we used different materials for other parts though.  Ayden can’t paint yet so I just let him sit on his high chair watching the elder brother at work.  Ayden got restless on the high chair so I […]

Aug
19
2014

Paper Plate Penguin

Still in the mood of making simple animal crafts. Today’s extremely easy to do craft is made of paper plate. I love using paper plates for crafting as they are more durable compared to art block. It’s also nicer to paint on paper plates.  All we need is just ONE piece of paper plate. Fold as shown above. Paint the folded areas black. Glue them so they stick onto the plate.  Add eyes, beak and […]

Aug
15
2014

Paper Plate Cow

Ethan made this cute paper plate cow back in 2011 but it got stolen during one of our craft events in Tropicana City Mall some time ago. Who on Earth would steal a child’s cow craft buffles me.  Paper Plate Cow Ethan at 4 years old back in 2011. Ethan and his cow before someone stole it. So cute this boy last time.  Why I’m sharing this again today is because we made another cow […]

Jun
24
2014

Learning the Practical Way

Ethan is turning 7 next month. While it was generally ‘easy’ raising him, he drives me crazy at times too. I am lucky in a sense that Ethan is a bit smart. Book smart that is. Teach him anything and that boy can comprehend it quite effortlessly. But because he is ‘too smart’, he sometimes thinks that he can outsmart us, his parents.  Very often, he’ll argue about the simplest of things. Maybe it is […]

Jun
19
2014

Sex Talk

July is coming and that means double celebration as both Ethan and Darling’s birthdays fall just a week apart. On the way home from school today, Ethan had a chat with his father regarding his birthday and how he wants to celebrate it this year. Talking about birthdays, that boy asked the father why wasn’t he born on 31 August just like his brother, Ayden. It would be super cool to be born a Merdeka […]

Jun
6
2014

Amazing balancing butterfly craft

A friend reminded me recently that I made a really cool, magical bird back in our primary school days that got them all awed. Funny that I don’t remember about it until he mentioned it. I’ve forgotten how to do it though so I asked my sister if she remembers and sure enough, she did. We discussed further how to actually make it and today, I made it with Ethan. This is a really fun […]

Jun
1
2014

Origami Whale

It’s the school holidays and that means planning some activities to keep the boys occupied. I did an impromptu origami session with Ethan a couple of days ago but he doesn’t know what we are making. LoL OK! Looks like I have to write up a lesson plan to introduce WHALEs to Ayden. Hmm… where can I find an edible whale? :D

Apr
23
2014

Should Dads be allowed in Baby Changing Rooms?

Totally! Today I’m going to touch on the subject of baby changing and nursing room. By ‘baby changing’ I don’t mean you go in there to switch babies! Get a grip of yourself, no matter how cute the baby on the next changing table is, you are NOT allowed to trade babies! Now that I’ve made that clear, let me start my story. I was in a mall last weekend when a lady made a big […]

Mar
25
2014

Hand and Footprint Sun

It’s the school holidays and that means having Ethan at home all day, all night, all week :D To keep him occupied, we did an artwork yesterday. We did a Hand and Footprint Sun. We used Ayden’s hand and footprint for our art. Ethan tracing Ayden’s handprint.  He then traced Ayden’s foot. Ayden admiring his footprint. I get Ethan to cut out the hand and footprints. And paste them. Finally, he drew a pair of […]

Mar
20
2014

School Injury Insurance Claim

Ethan was involved in an accident in school recently. A student knocked into him at the staircase causing an injury to his head. The student (Year 5) carried Ethan into the office for initial treatment. The school’s person-in-charge then called Ethan’s father to take him for further check-up. The father brought him to our family doctor where his wound was checked and cleansed. I’m not sure if it was the doctor or the teacher who […]

Feb
28
2014

Telescope Art Paper Holder

Ethan’s in Primary One now. That means bringing homework home, artwork included. I can’t stand how his art paper always ended looking like salted vege (all crumpled) at the end of the day so I made him this the other day – a telescope art paper holder. I didn’t actually make a telescope initially. Just a normal paper holder but after a chat with my Whatsapp group friends, the idea of telescope came to mind.  […]

Feb
26
2014

Choosing the Right Book for Babies

When it comes to books for babies, remember this ONE rule – wipeable. I always get glossy wipe clean books for babies. The reason being they won’t easily tear or clump when soaked with baby’s saliva and at the end of the day we can easily wipe them clean and keep them away.  I have this old book of Ethan’s that is not a wipe clean book. It’s a touch and feel book so I […]

Dec
4
2013

SJKC Primary One Orientation Week

Just as the year-end school holidays started a fortnight ago, Ethan had to go to his primary school for a two-week orientation. We paid for this actually, RM130 for 2 weeks (4 hours/day) inclusive of food. We asked Ethan earlier if he wants to join this orientation and excitedly he said YES so we signed him up on the day we confirmed his registration in this school. With Ayden keeping me occupied, I had not […]

Oct
30
2013

Leaf art: Fox with a bushy tail

We were at the playground one evening when I recalled seeing a leaf art in one of the SJKC book recently. I quickly prompted Ethan to pick up some leaves home. Dried leaves of different shapes and sizes. Guided him to paste those leaves in place. Drew the eyes using liquid paper.  Add the eyeballs using a black marker.  Tah-dah! Can you guess what this is? A forklift! fox leaf.. Urm.. I mean a fox […]

Sep
30
2013

The Poo Story

You know when you have a baby boy, you tend to get ‘showered’ with his urine during diaper change time? You know what I do? I place a tissue on his penis so that each time he pee, he’ll wet the tissue instead of ‘shooting’ it at me. There, this way I know I won’t get ambushed each time I change his diaper :D Anyway, since we are talking about diaper change, here’s a comic […]

Sep
19
2013

Toe Print Caterpillar

15th September 2013 marked the first time my boys did art together. They did toe print caterpillar. Well, the big brother did most of the work but still.. :P Ethan painted a leaf. Stamped in onto a piece of paper.  Then he painted his toes.  And stamped them onto one of the leaves.  He drew legs and all and woke the little brother up.  Painted Ayden’s tiny toes. Ayden was pretty ticklish and kept pulling […]

Aug
30
2013

How to draw the STAR of our Jalur Gemilang?

With Merdeka Day just around the corner, Ethan has been learning a lot about patriotism and singing the Jalur Gemilang and Satu Malaysia songs everyday in Kindy. Yesterday, he brought home his homework and proudly showed me the Jalur Gemilang he drew in class.  I find it amazing that he is able to draw the STAR as I always find it difficult during my school days. I told him that my star always ended up […]

Aug
12
2013

Learn Physics at Petrosains KLCC

Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Michael Faraday. What do all 4 of them have in common? No, it’s not their WACKY hairstyles!! It’s PHYSICS! Physics i.e ‘knowledge of nature’ is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force in order to understand how the universe behaves. You’re ‘lost’ already? Me too. I can only remember Albert […]

Aug
10
2013

School Holiday Project: Stamping Art

Ethan is having almost 2 weeks of school holidays and I’m already losing track of the days of the week. It happens when we are too free and need not remember what day it is today unlike during school days when every Monday means SPELLING, Wednesdays means EJAAN and Thursdays means TING XIE.  We did not go out of town as we dread the heavy traffic jam so I kept Ethan occupied at home. We […]

Aug
1
2013

DIY Handphone Charger Holder

How many of you charges your handphone this way and worry that some elephant might stomp on it when you are not watching?  I used to do it this way until that day when I saw a genius creation of a handphone charger holder being made out of plastic shampoo container being shared on Facebook.  Well, I don’t think I can even cut a shampoo container so I decided to make do with a milk […]

Jul
28
2013

Snorkeling craft

I love snorkeling!  This is the best time of the year to go snorkeling but since we did not get to go snorkeling this year, we are just going to make a snorkeling craft instead :D Snorkeling pencil holder A cute toilet paper roll going snorkeling! :P We’ll need a large toilet paper roll, a straw, a sauce cup I got from McD’s (shhhhh… don’t tell them!) and a rubber band for this craft. Paste […]

Jul
26
2013

Learning the art of painting

The kindergarten that Ethan is attending is kinda ‘weird’ in a sense that though they have Art & Craft in their timetable, they don’t do much BUT they’d encourage us to sign Ethan up for the additional Art & Craft classes held every Thursday AFTER schooling hours with an additional fee. Some of his friends go for this and Ethan’s teacher is always commenting that though Ethan is doing great in every subject, he is […]

Jul
23
2013

Milk Carton Sailboat Craft

Every once in a while I like to buy milk in a carton. We don’t drink them too often but we do-lah once in a while. Knowing me, you’ll know that I don’t throw away things easily. I’ll try to come out with something before disposing them off.  So we did this – Milk Carton Sailboat. Ethan and his milk carton sailboat.  Ethan enjoying his glass of chocolate milk. I super love chocolate milk! Ethan […]

Jul
16
2013

Keputusan Penempatan Tahun 1/2014

After so many sleepless nights, D-day is finally here! THE day to check the result for Ethan’s Primary 1 school placement application. I was so scared to even log-in to check the result. I know I won’t be able to take it if he got rejected and we had to appeal and wait until November again for the next result. But no matter how scared I was, I had to do it. We have to […]

Jul
10
2013

How to Remember the Order of the Planets in our Solar System

We live on a ball of rock called Earth in a vast expanse called space. Besides us, there are other planets, billions of stars, and other bits of rock and dust in space. The name for all this stuff is the Universe. Ethan came home from Kindy the other day with this box filled with planets. I find it very creative that the teachers got the kids to paint a tissue box black and paste […]

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