Posts tagged as "craft"

Posted by burntmuffin on 25th July 2010

Felt Dumplings

I’ve wanted to make felt dumplings for a little while.¬†We (well, Miss S and I) eat quite a few dumplings in our household. And I thought they would be pretty simple to make – since I knew how to make the real thing, the felt ones should be easy, right? Hmmm… not really. Felt ones [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 13th May 2010

Jigsaw puzzles

Miss S has discovered she likes jigsaw puzzles. We were loaned a set of 2 train puzzles – an alphabet and a number train – and she decided that she would work on that on the kitchen floor while I cooked dinner one day. It was terrific – she completed the puzzle in 2 hours [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 8th April 2010

Hello Kitty

Who would have thought that Hello Kitty would come back into popularity. When I was in primary school, having Hello Kitty stickers in your sticker album was a really cool thing. Come to think of it, having stickers back then was a real treat – when my siblings and I got a sheet, we would [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 12th March 2010

Outlines

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 [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 24th February 2010

“Girls”

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. [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 7th February 2010

Cardboard House(s)

My little girl wanted to do some craft. I was out of ideas, and the¬†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: We could build a house with blocks, but technically speaking, that is “play” not crafts. We [...]

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

Posted by burntmuffin on 24th January 2010

The Shirred Dress

It was 2 am on Sunday the 24th of January. I was shirring the bodice of a dress for my little girl for the 3rd time. I am thinking, “One day, I’m going to tell her what I went through to make her this dress and she will not believe me”. So, a bit of [...]