Monday, 21 July 2014

Music Videos

Gwen and Oliver took on singing lessons for the very first time at United Music school and had a blast.
Here is their school's website, in case you are interested.
Gwen learnt how to sing We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrrus and Oliver learnt Katie Perry's Roar.
Teacher Careen is the principal of the school and also their teacher.
Here are their music recordings done at the studio at the end of their 10-lessons.

Simple Ribbon Clips Craft

Mummy has been very interested in making kiddie clips for children as I wanted to make use of the big bag of plain clips I recently bought (50 pieces for $11.50 bought at Jalan Sultan).
Today, I went shopping for craft materials at Chinatown and came across some very pretty ribbons at this big craft store called Golden Dragon.
Here is a link of the store in case you wish to visit them.
Some of the pretty ribbons costs between $0.70-$1.50 per meter.
I find this place quite well-stocked and reasonably priced for craft materials.
There are some other beads stores within People's Park Centre that you can also browse around to look for materials. Highly recommended to check this place out.

Materials Needed:
1. Metals Clips
2. Grosgrain ribbons
3. Scissors

4. Hot glue gun

1. First, measure then cut out 14cm of the ribbon to make a bow for one clip. You will also need to to cut out another 4cm of the ribbon to wrap around the centre of the bow.

2. To make 4 clips, cut out 4 pieces of 14cm ribbons and 4 pieces of 4cm ribbons.

3. Pinch the ribbon to the back, then hot glue (a little glue will do) to stick it to place.
Do the same for the other side and glue it down.

4. Next wrap around the centre of the bow using the 4cm ribbon. Use a little hot glue to glue it down.
 5. Lastly, hot glue the bottom of the bow. Then paste it onto the metal clip like so.

Here you have it - a simple ribbon craft project that will cost you less than a dollar and less than 5 minutes to make!
You can let your little girl wear the pretty cute clips to school or even make these as party favours for your daughter's birthday party.
They are simple, easy & also cheap to make, yet they look so cute!
Hope you will give this a try.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Maleficient Paper Roll Craft

Hello guys, the Mini Makers are so glad to be back... this time with a craft project.
We just caught Maleficient in the cinema today on its premiering week, and we loved Angelina Jolie's titular character so much that we decided to get started with our own version of a toilet roll craft for her Maleficient character.

Materials Needed:
1. Magic pens
2. Black marker pen
3. Toilet Roll
4. Goggly eyes
5. Scissors (optional)

1. Use a pencil to draw an outline of Maleficient's face.
Then use the black marker pen to trace over it.

2. Colour in Maleficient's horns using a black marker pen.

3. Next paste her eyes in and colour her mouth red.
Outline her eyes, nose and mouth using the black marker pen.

This is how Maleficient should look like.

4. The next step is optional. We decided to cut out Maleficient's horns to make them stand out a bit more so that they look more 3D.

Here she is... Maleficient, the hero and villian all rolled into one... made from toilet paper roll.

We hope you have enjoyed our Maleficient craft today.
Till next time, adios!

Friday, 28 February 2014

Fruit Kebabs

Hello guys, It can be quite a challenge getting the kids to eat more fruits. So we decided to make the fruits look more attractive and also get them all involved in the kebab making process.
All you need are satay sticks and what else...but fruits? It's that simple! Anyone can make them.
This activity turned out to be a real hit and the kids really loved their fruit kebabs and ate up all the fruits!

Materials Needed:

1. Satay sticks
2. Cut-out fruits (e.g. strawberries, bananas, kiwis, oranges, apples, mangoes, grapes, starfruits etc)

1. Cut out the fruits into small pieces.
2. Wash the satay sticks and then let the children assemble the fruits one by one onto the sticks. 
Precaution: Pls check that there are no splinters sticking out of the satay sticks before letting the children handle them. Also ensure that the children do not poke their eyes with the sharp end of the satay sticks. Adult supervision is essential when young children are handling satay sticks.

And ta-da... you have made your very own Fruit Kebab!
How easy was that?
Best thing is the fruits look so attractive and appetizing on the satay sticks.
And my kids really enjoyed eating the fruit kebabs as they looked so pretty and colourful.

These are the kebabs made by the kids.


I think these kebabs can also make very nice centerpieces for birthday parties, don't you think?
Hope this activity gives you some ideas for your next recipe with your kids.

Minion Paper Roll Craft

Hi guys, the Little Mini Makers made a very cute Minion paper roll craft a few months' ago, but we had been too busy to post it up on our blog. Finally, here it is. We made this cute little guy using unwanted toilet paper roll and an old blue glittery nail polish.

Materials Needed:

1. Toilet roll
2. Yellow construction paper
3. Blue nail polish (or blue paint)
4. Large goggly eye
5. Black marker
6. Super glue

Materials needed are here. But pls ignore the yellow ice-cream sticks.
They are not needed for this craft.

1. Wrap the toilet roll with yellow construction paper.
2. Use a pencil to draw the Minion's eye, mouth and overall.
3. Then use the blue glittery nail polish to paint his overall, and let it dry.
4. Then use super glue to paste on the large goggly eye.
5. Lastly, use the black marker to outline his eye, mouth and overall.

There you have it --- your very own cute little Minion using old unwanted items!

We also came across a cafe in The Cathay called Bricks 'n' Cubes which had cute little Minions made of legos. Here are some pics for you to enjoy.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Ribena Popsicle Recipe

Hello guys, Little Mini Makers are back again with a new recipe for little kids.
Since the weather in Singapore has been so hot lately, we decided to try our hands at making popsicles to cool ourselves down. 
We bought ourselves this really cute snowman Popsicle Maker at Tokutokuya (#02-18/19, Bedokpoint) for only $2.
This place sells most of their stuff at just $2, similar to Daiso.
We like shopping there as it's less crowded than Daiso and they stock a lot of Made in Japan products for $2 flat.
Once we bought our Popsicle Maker, we rushed back to make our Ribena popsicles. 
This recipe is so simple that anyone who can't cook, can make this!

- Ribena (2 tablespoons)
- Water (one cup)


These are what's inside the Popsicle set.
1. First mix the Ribena cordial with one cup of water.
2. Then pour the mixture slowly into the Popsicle Maker using a spoon.

 This is how the Ribena popsicle looks like.
This is Gwen enjoying the remainder of the Ribena after filling up the Popsicle Maker.
3. Put the Popsicle Maker into the freezer for at least 4 hours.
4. Take the frozen popsicles out of the freezer and Enjoy!

Our Ribena popsicles!

Yummy... Yum... Yum.... Lick.... Lick....

We hope you enjoyed making popsicles with us and it helped you to beat the heat!
Till next time, Adios!