Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feb 17, 2011: water bottle carriers

Using craft foam, glue and plastic laces, we made water bottle carriers. Hope they'll come in useful this summer!

Feb 3: The year of the rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year! We always have to smile at those chinese cats with waving paws you see in many shops in Manila. We wanted to do something similar with the children for Chinese New Year and came up with these waving rabbits. Unfortunately you can't see on the photos, that the rabbit's paw actually moves!

Jan 27: Calendars

Dec 17: keychain gifts

Dec 10: ornaments

Christmas trees and little red  (and blue) elves. 

Dec 3: ornament tree

Small ornaments dangle off the wire branches of these little trees. 

Nov 25: flowerpot Santa

Last year, our flowerpot angels were one of our most popular crafts, so we added a Santa to our collection this year! (Photos to follow, sorry we had some technical difficulties!)

Nov 18: Paper plate trees

The original idea for these paper plate tree came from Bkids  but we changed it a bit to make it easier for small hands as well as give them more scope for using glue and beads etc! The paper plates are available in most supermarkets, although you may need to search to find an appropriately Christmassy color. I also saw silver and gold in Divisoria. We used silver card stock from National Bookstore for the ornaments although it is not often in stock. You could also use white and paint it or any other color your kids like, We use ricrac, sequins etc to decorate the ornaments and we tied the plates together with twisty ties sold in baking supply shops to close plastic bags used for packing cookies and candies. You do need a fairly tacky glue as the surface of the plates are pepped to withstand water and they'll also withstand ordinary paper glues.