Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Seashell Windchime Craft

We went for a holiday to the beautiful Koh Samui beach in Thailand quite some time ago, and collected many pretty seashells there as souvenirs.
The seashells had been sitting in our house for quite a while now, and I've finally decided to take them out for a craft activity with my kids.

In case you'd like to find out more about Koh Samui, I've included a link for you.

Before we begin, here are some pictures of Gwen and Oliver enjoying themselves at the private beach. :)

Materials Needed:

- Twine string
- Super glue or glue gun
- Scissors
- A twig
- Seashells

1. Pick out the pretty seashells you would like to use.

2. I tried to select those seashells with holes so that I can easily slip the twine in, then tie a knot to secure the seashell.

3. For those seashells with no holes, I simply used super glue or hot glue gun to secure them on the twine.

Leave them to dry for a while.

4. Once they are all dried, assemble the pieces on the twig.

Then tie them on the twig and secure them.

5. Lastly, tie another piece of twine on the twig to hold up the seashell windchime.

Tadaaaa.... Here's our masterpiece and souvenir to remember our little trip to Koh Samui beach!

Our completed Seashell Windchime.

Hope you enjoyed our little seashell craft, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Monsters University: Mike Wazowski Paper Plate Craft

                                                    Cute Mike Wazowski!

We brought our kids to watch Monsters University recently and they really enjoyed the show.
Their favorite character is the adorable little monster called Mike Wazowski.
So I decided to do a Mike Wazowski Paper Plate Craft with my kids when we got home.
I came across a beautiful website by Kimberly that has printables for Mike Wazowski.
Here's the link.
So I just printed out the template for Mike and simply replaced his body with a paper plate.
Then I got the kids to paint his body light green and then pasted his body parts together on the paper plate. Lastly, I simply attached a string on the top of the paper plate so that we can hang Mike Wazowski on our door. :)
Enjoy the craft!

Materials Needed:
- Paper plate
- Light green paint
- White paper (print template from http://learncreatelove.com/?p=5225)
- String

1. First step is to paint the paper plate light green in color for Mike Wazowski's body.

2. Then continue painting the rest of his body parts light green in color.

Leave them to dry.

3. Then cut out his body parts and glue them on the paper plate.

4. Lastly, glue string on the top of the paper plate so that you can hang Mike Wazowski on your door.

Hope you enjoyed the Monsters' U Mike Wazowski Paper Plate Craft!