Thursday, October 31, 2013

Moon Lantern

These moon lantern making tips can come in handy not only for festival purposes but for decorating stage sets for children's school play or for adding a special accent in your baby's room.

First Step: 

Second Step:

Third Step:
This hole can be modified later by adding a flap to the side of the cut portion to tuck inside the lantern.

Hang up or attach to a pole.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Creativity Quote ~ Rumi

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~Rumi


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scraft-o-Toy: Paper Cup Queen

A little something to amuse oneself after a cup of  sweet treat...
The Paper Cup Queen


Things needed...


Procedure...










Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

No-Sew, No Glue, Crafty Booklet Binding


Make a home for your loose doodles~ try this crafty no glue, no stitch booklet binding technique.

(1) Gather up colored art or construction papers, (2) fold them together in half; (3) make an approximately 1/2 inch fold at the side; (4) make little cuts to the fold at the side with equal distances; (5) alternately fold the cuts on the side.

An early attempt at creative writing by my boy aged six. Please excuse the grammar and spelling, English isn't our mother tongue.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mini Ice Cream Parlor Set



Dollhouse furniture-making can be a very engaging hobby. It dates back to centuries past when rich housewives (and everyone else) didn't have thrilling TV series to consume their time with. It can also be a great bonding activity for mother-daughter tandems~ so it would be wise to save some tricks up your sleeves from time to time.

Two major things this project needs is a trio of champagne cork cages and a rope. But if you have an old, outdated and worn braided rope belt you are ready to discard away with any minute- well hold on a second...always think recycling, it is kind to our environment.


You'll Need:
  • 3 or more cork cages
  • rope or an old braided rope belt
  • a bottle cap
  • some wires
  • strong undiluted white glue
  • a piece of cardboard
  • a pair of scissors
  • some wire tools
  • a glue gun/ glue stick
  • a black marker

Procedure:

  ~for the chair
  1. First take out the cap and the separate bottom wire off the champagne cork cage.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of extra wire with lengths of about 6" each.
  3. Bend to form 2 mirror image of the pieces that would resemble the back support of an ice cream parlor chair.
  4. Attach the two wires together by twisting, now they are one piece.
  5. Attach this to the cork cage.
  6. This is optional: replace a new wire at the bottom part of the cork cage; most ice cream parlor chairs have this part. 
  7. For a slick finish, cover the completed chair frame with a 'coat' of black marker.



 ~for the table
  1. Take out the cap and the separate bottom wire off another champagne cork cage.
  2. To elevate the table, hot glue a bottle cap on top of the cork cage.
  3. Cut 2 small and 1 large proportionate circles on a piece of cardboard.
  4. Coil the end of rope by itself in a small circle then start glue-ing at the center of a cardboard piece winding round and round till it's fully covered.
  5. Secure the other end of the rope at the back of the cardboard.
    This is how the set would look after the 'seats' and the table board have been attached:




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Creativity Quote ~ Albert Einstein

faux tree on a faux moon

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

                                                                               ~Albert Einstein