Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fruits, Flowers and Vegetables Origami

Origami is a fascinating and creative craft for kids, especially if you can find origami models appropriate to their age. Not only will children get a real sense of satisfaction out of making these fun origami models, but they will be getting practice at following instructions, increasing their manual dexterity, and producing a fun and decorative end-product..
So, to make our origami as clear as possible for children, we have diagram and animation our models each step of the way.
We hope that you and the kids can follow along easily, clicks here to make fruits, flowers dan vegetables Origami

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Drum dan alat musik pukul dari kaleng bekas

Bahan : Kaleng susu bekas berbagai ukuran, selotip, kertas krep/kertas warna buat hiasan, gunting, karet gelang, sumpit kayu.

Cara : Posisi kaleng dibalik, Pasang 3 sumpit pada pinggir kaleng (di bagian luarnya saja) pake selotip melingkari kaleng susu (biar kuat), hiasi dengan kertas warna.

Untuk kaleng yang ukurannya kecil (misal kaleng susu bearbrand/kaleng sarden), bisa digabung 2 atau 3 kaleng menjadi sati, diikat pake karet atau diselotip.

Untuk pemukulnya pake sumpit yang atasnya dililitin pake karet gelang.

Kira-kira jadinya seperti pada gambar.

Hand print Heart

Handprint heart

If your child prints a handprint heart, it will be yours forever! These make a super quick craft activity for Katini's Day or Mother's Day and a lovely keepsake, too.

Free Papercraft Source

Papercraft is a method of crafting three-dimensional objects out of paper, similar to origami. Papercraft differs from origami in that the final product is usually made from patterns cut out from paper and held together with glue.

Here are my other great resource of Papercraft. Enjoy making your own paper world

Colouring Australian animal

My favourite site, get free colouring picture.

You can print the page and then colour the pictures.

click here to get more pictures about Australian animal

Gelang dari Botol Bekas

Bahan dan alat : Cutter, lem, busa lembaran, pita biasa, renda/manik buat hiasan, botol bekas air mineral (bisa botol apa saja yang terbuat dari plastik)

Cara membuat :

  1. Potong bagian tengah botol membentuk lingkaran gelang pake cutter (kebetulan Rahma dan Rafif menggunakan botol bekas aqua yang ada garis-garisnya, jadi potongnya pas di dua garis itu untuk satu gelang (oya untuk anak balita perlu bantuan orang dewasa untuk memotongnya)
  2. Gunting busa lembaran seukuran pola gelang, lem ke pola gelang (potongan botol)
  3. Ambil pita dan lilitkan ke seluruh permukaan sampai tertutup semua, akhiri dengan mengelem guntingan pita pada gelang.
  4. Hiasi dengan renda atau manik yang ditempelkan di permukaan gelang.

Shake a shaker

You will need
1. An empty soft drink can/soft bottle
2. A few rice
3. Coloured paper
4. Marker
5. Glue

How to make :
Put the rise inside the bottle.
Cover the opening of the bottle by paper sticking a piece of chart paper across it.
Take coloured paper of a size that is enough to cover the entire bottle. Stick it over the bottle with glue.

Decorate the bottle the way you want to. You can draw flowers, cartoons, faces or whatever catches your fancy.

Try your hand at making shakers of different types. Place pebbles in a paper plate. Cover this with another plate. Now, stick them together with glue. Add decorations with felt pens or markers.

Perhaps you can think of more ideas to make your type of shaker.

Paper Butterfly

Materials List



  1. Fold the paper in half.
  2. Draw two circles, one smaller than the other. Both should overlap the fold line and each other (see pattern).
  3. Cut along the dark line. But don't cut along the fold line.
  4. Cut out different types of decorations for your paper butterflies. The decorations could be circles, lines, triangles. Glue them on the butterfly's wings in patterns.
  5. Cut a thin piece of paper for each antennae. Scrap scissors along the paper to curl it.


  • Butterfly wings have matching patterns. Use two layers of paper when cutting out decorations to make sure you have matching pieces for both wings.
  • Almost any colored paper can be used to make butterflies. The picture shows butterflies made from construction paper.

Homemade Playdough for children

Uncooked Playdough (salt and flour)

1/4 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup water

Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. You may need to add more water.

Note: Your child will find that this playdough doesn't last as long as the cooked recipes.

Cooked Playdough (flour and salt)

What you'll need :

3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tarter
3 tbsp oil
3 cups water
  1. Dissolve salt in the water.
  2. Pour all ingredients into a large pot.
  3. Stir constantly over medium heat until a ball forms by pulling away from the sides.
  4. Knead the dough mixture until the texture matches playdough (1-2 minutes).

Store in plastic container. Should last for at least 3 months.

NOTE: This recipe is made from edible ingredients and not toxic in small amounts for children. However, a dog got sick after eating a batch of playdough. It is not intended as a food item. Please be sure to put it away after your children have finished playing.

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