Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Drinking bottle.... for sewing????? YES!


I don't prefer using plastic bottle...
but sometimes my hubby would bring a few from office.

Today, I found a new way to 'reuse' the bottle

I cut it cross way into circles

And when I combine two circles together....

Voila!!!  I have a small little sewing hoop!





Thanks for drop by

PC

Impromptu DIY - Drinking bottle + Sharpener

As a mom, I always have to choose between..

A) A clean house
B) Happy kids

And of course... I believe (B) is a a better choice.
But I can't stand 'messy' house.

So...today...while the little one is doing her favourite pass time activity...coloring

Yes...the little girl understand how her mom would react when seeing
the sharpener waste 'fly' and ' landed' on the freshly mopped floor.
She really did try very hard by holding the sharpening 'inside' the rubbish bin.

Poor thing...she more concentrate in the sharpening process then enjoying the coloring process.

So... something suddenly comes into my mind....


I'm too busy to write down the tutorial...(need to do cleaning....)
hope the pictures flow above helps.


Have a nice day!
Love

PC & Mei Mei


Friday, August 21, 2015

Easy Kids Craft - "Tie" Cat / Bear?


Evey Wednesday, Mei Mei's school have art class.

This morning, her teacher asked the class to bring a list of material to for the art class...

Some rubber bands
A ractangular sponge of any color
some ribbon or lace,
buttons, stickers, anything for decoration
She ran through my stash and took whatever
that interest her.

So, this is what she bought back from school.


It's a 'tie' bear!
(Oops...sorry..Mei Mei said this is Hello Kitty!)
The material are simple and 
easy to make too...
but the result is quite impressive I would say.

According to Mei Mei...some of the students
make 'bear', 'dog', 'monster', 'tiger'...instead of cat.

The 'ears' of the kitty are made by tying the rubber band on both corner of the sponge.

After that, creat a 'neckline' by simply wrap a rubber band around the middle of the sponge


This is how the 'kitty' looks from the back

And you make decorate it as you wish with your imagination.


I think this is a very fun craft project for little one
It's fun, easy and full of possibility.


Thanks for drop by.

Love

PC * Mei Mei * Jojo





Thursday, August 20, 2015

How to help your children find they talent?


I know this is a very serious question
This are one of the many questions that running through my mind
whenever I unable to sleep at night

Laying on my bed...having my kids in my arms 
Looking at the stars and wondering
how to make my kids as bright as the star when they grow up one day!

And of course...I never have a satisfied answer or solution
As a mom...I teach, I guide, I supervise, I pray for them.

And finally...something happened!

Last year... close to the year end school holiday...
When I was driving Mei Mei back from school...
she told me that she won the first place in the school high jump tornament.
She was so excited and so am I...but I was more curious at that moment...
because...

I never coach her about high jump
We don't have the particular sport facilities at home
I never knew she 'can high jump'

I have no clue at all.  I started to ask about 
"Is it a really tornement?"
"Is it a race within your class"
"Is it just a P.E. lesson activities?"
"Is it a REAL tornament?"

She was so excited and saying that she will received the medal
on stage during the school assembly on the following week.
I was so happy for her but at the same time I still found it hard to believe.
I just hope it's not one of those 'made up' stories or imagination things.
(Yes, I know...I'm a bad mom)

But the week later...she bought home these...


She got a gold medal for high jump event and
a bronze for long jump.

My hubby and me were really overjoyed.  We had a big celebration fir her.
The next day, I visit Mei Mei sport's coach...
She told me that Mei Mei is very good in both events and the events is actually
for the 3rd grade...(Mei Mei was 2nd grade at that moment) but she encourage
Mei Mei to join the event since she showed interest during her PE class trainings.

Here is Mei Mei represented her school in the regional match this year


There are about 45 schools joining in the match...
Honestly I don't expect her beat all the competitors especially
she is the youngest one there ...
(she is the only 3rd grade competing with all the 4th grade)
But she looks very confident...
And this is her result...


Yes, she beat them all and this is the gold medal for the hight jump event she took.

So, now if someone ask me "How to help my children find they talent?" 
I would say...
"They all have great talent since the day they born...
The talent is 'inside' them...they will "show" you they talent when the time is right!"

What you need to do is ..... never underestimate them!


Love

PC * Mei Mei * Jojo











Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jojo's art class homework - Making Art from Nature

Hi! 2015 is full of suprise...
good and bad

Well, today I would like to share
Jojo's recent art class homework
"Making Art from Nature"

The class is asked to produce an art piece
with natural material.

With only 1 night lead time
we have limited material on hands

and here is what she came out with

We manage to get some dry coconut branch for the 'roof'



The 'wall' and 'door' 'sponsored' from mom's kitchen...
some dried grain and beans


Here you can found the 'bogainville petals' and egg shell mosaic walkways




Just love the little 'cottages' the coconut braches are very 'handy'.



Jojo spends hours arranging the beans with twizer...
I love my girls when they show patient in their works.


The egg shells mosaic is amazing too!


I'm impressed with her work, and the best joy of all
is to appreciate what nature gives us for free!


Love you
Regards

PC * Mei Mei * Jojo



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Paper Model - Sheep - Free Template and Instruction


http://papermodel.jp/eto.html

New Year Inspiration - Keep on reuse



Drinking bottle to Thread Storage....

Brilliant!!!

2015 Chinese New Year Goat Lantern

Every pre-Chinese New Year,
Jojo's school will ask each student to submit a lantern
made of red packets to hang in the school hall.

As this year is the year of goat / sheep...
we thought we should try something
more fun than making the ordinary Chinese lantern.

Jojo found a very interesting website from Japan which
have tutorial and PDF template to make
a paper model Sheep
here is the link 
http://papermodel.jp/eto.html

With some modification
this is what she came out at last.


After finish the paper model sheep
she added some red packets which pre-cut into
round shape and pasted on the sheep'body'
She also added a pair of 'horn' for the sheep.




So, if you get bored of the old fashion Chinese Lantern
maybe this can be a fun diy project for you and the kids at home.


Have a nice day
and thanks for drop by.

Love
PC * Jojo * Mei Mei



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