Monday, 22 June 2015

Minion diamond art

This is a good activity to teach young kids to follow numbers to construct a 3D picture.

What you need:

Diamond art kit

Step by step:

Materials in the craft kit.

Pour out a packet of diamond gemstones onto the tray. Remove the layer of sticker on the board. Use the pencil to pick one gemstone. Transfer it to the sticky number surface.

Halfway done.

Fold the photo frame provided and display the work on the tripod!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Clay fossil

Create clay fossils using few items from the house. It is simple, making it perfect for an afternoon activity with toddlers and children.

What you need:

1. Air hardening clay (purchase here)
2. Items around the house ( toy animals, plants, seeds)
3. Paint
4. Varnish

Step by step:

Knead the clay until smooth. Then roll it until it is flat. Imprint plastic animals in the clay. You may substitute plastic animals with plants, seeds, or even animal footprints. Let them dry. It will take a day or two depending on the thickness of the model.

Paint the fossils to look more real or attractive!

Here are the children's finished products.

Final result after a bit of 'touch up' by mommy. Brush a layer of varnish for glossy outcome.