Archives for "KIds’ Crafts"

Posted by burntmuffin on 12th March 2010


Here’s a great idea (it was Mr K’s).

Cut out a big piece of paper and get your child to lie on top of it while you trace around his/her body. Give him/her a bunch of crayons and this will keep them occupied for ages! It’s also great to do when they have friends come over to play and they want to do some crafts. (Gives you a bit of a break as they are busy colouring in) :) .

Posted by burntmuffin on 2nd March 2010

Herb window box

When we got the heat pump installed, the installer made the heat pump box into a “house” for my daughter. It’s a very simple house with one window and a door. She has never tired of playing in it.

A while back, Mr K decided it was time we decorated the “house”, so he proceeded to cover it with crayon art – with the little one lending a hand.

Today, we made a new sign for the door – corrugated cardboard flower shapes with button centers stuck onto a piece of black paper.

New sign

As we were finishing this, I thought we should make a window box too (I had a cardboard flower leftover).

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Posted by burntmuffin on 24th February 2010


This is another paper activity that is a favourite with my daughter – paper lady bugs.

Yellow ladybugs

For 1 Ladybug:

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Posted by burntmuffin on 24th February 2010


We made linked paper dolls a while ago, and my daughter has never tired of them. In fact, she asks to make them again and again very often. She calls them “Girls”. These “Girls” won us a craft book from the huggies craft ideas competition. It’s an old classic, but it is so much fun. I think I had more fun than she did. :)

Paper Doll Chain


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Posted by burntmuffin on 7th February 2010

Cardboard House(s)

My little girl wanted to do some craft.

I was out of ideas, and theĀ Usborne Books has been returned to the library.

Then, she told me she wanted to make a house.

A house? I thought about the options:

  1. We could build a house with blocks, but technically speaking, that is “play” not crafts.
  2. We could make a house with the cushions and the chairs, but that is “play”, too.

Hmmm… if I had a tissue box, but we seldom use tissues in this household.

Some rummaging around the house later, I emerged with a handful of colourful A4 sized corrugated card.

Corrugated Card

Surely one can fashion a house out of this.

Here are the steps I took:

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Posted by burntmuffin on 25th January 2010

Usborne Craft Books

I love craft. But when it comes to things to make with a two-year-old, my brain draws a blank.

Thankfully, our local library has books like these for loan.

Usborne Craft Books

Bit hard to see in the picture, the books are:

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