Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hippo Cloth

It was a rainy afternoon and the family didn't know where to go. We had some constraints though.... the journey had to be long enough for my little one's power nap in the car.... so we ended up at Ikea.  Found this cute hippo cloth that's really bright and cheery =)  Now what should I do with it?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another Dinosaur Craft

Here's a dinosaur craft that I made a few months back together with my little one.  In Ice Age 3, there is an Ankylosaurus (dinosaur with spikes on its body and a hammer-like tail).  Having watched this over and over and over and over again, the little one wanted me to make one for him. So...... armed with 1 toilet roll, a discarded toothpaste box, newspaper, and some starch (flour mixed with water), the dino was slowly put together.

This was the first time in my life that I've worked with paper mache, so I thought it was wise to work on this part alone...... gosh it was messy!!  Plastered on the newspaper to form the body, and made paper mache spikes to be glued on later.  I left it to dry overnight, then let the little one glue on the spikes to the body the next day. More waiting for the glue to dry..............

Luckily the little one was patient enough to wait for the painting stage.  He chose red for the spikes.... so here goes...

Now for the body.... green it shall be.  Draw on the eyes with a marker and the dinosaur is ready!

Yeah, I know it's missing a hammer-like tail..... but there were no complaints from the little one =)