Doodling Patterns inside Chinese Characters

Doodling Patterns into Chinese Characters- Muumade.com

Doodling patterns inside Chinese characters is a great way to familiarize yourself with their beautiful shapes while at the same time having fun by making beautiful patterns. But what exactly is doodling? According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word doodle is defined as an “aimless or casual scribble, design or sketch.” Now that does […]

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Heart Shaped Paper Mache Box with Lid

How to make a paper mache box with a lid

  Paper mache is a great material for making light-weight boxes and bowls.  This post contains instructions for making a heart shaped paper mache box with lid, as well as a bowl.  The first part of the heart shaped box project is to make a box from thin cardboard.  (If you prefer to make a […]

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Bright Star Ornament

DIY Bright Star Ornament

  Making this bright star ornament is a fun family activity for the holidays.  For this project, yo will need: 1 styrofoam ball, with a diameter of 6 cm (2 1/2″); 60 or more tooth picks; 1 skewer that is long enough to make a hole all the way through the ball; Thin clear plastic […]

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Making Cards with Tissue Paper Scrunchies

Making Cards with Tissue Paper Scrunches - pale pink dress card

  Making cards with tissue paper scrunchies is fun and easy.  This idea involves making small balls or wads from pieces of tissue paper and gluing them onto a card in whatever way you like. Below, I will describe how I made a card decorated with tissue paper scrunchies.  But, you can use tissue paper […]

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Seashell Choker Necklace

How to make a seashell choker necklace

  Summer vacations at the beach provide a great opportunity to collect seashells.  Then, once back home, you can make beautiful crafts with them.  This year, we made seashell choker necklaces and earrings from the treasures we found while on vacation. We decided to use some small seashells with holes to make our shell jewelry.  […]

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Needle Felted Food

needle felted food - hamburger

  Do your children enjoy make-believe picnics and dinner parties with their toy friends?  Needle felting is an easy way to fill such special occasions with lots of homemade (or rather, “handmade”) food. Needle felted food can be made into whatever shapes and sizes that match your child’s play friends. If you are not familiar […]

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Paper Cut-Out Cards

Paper cut-out cards: a heart, a sail boat, and a snowflake

  This is a free tutorial on how to make paper cut-out cards.   This project is suitable for children and grownups alike. The idea of this paper cut-out card is very simple, but I think that the symmetry makes the cards look rather elegant.  And as you can see in the photo above, the […]

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