The Lazy Way to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

It’s Thursday! How are you feeling today? I sure hope yours is better than mine!

InShot_20171207_141035393-1440x1440

It had been a tough week. From little milo being sick, till it spread to the grandmother, and then now it’s my turn. What’s even worse was when the lappie decided to call it quits at such timing!

I’ve been cracking my head to think of means and ways to prevent any delay in our activities. So let’s hope I manage to get a new computer up and running asap!

InShot_20171207_141148513-1440x1440

Anyhow, this is the first time where I bought a Christmas wreath. Instead of getting one that was decorated, I chose to decorate it in the easiest and fastest way!

So here’s what I bought from Daiso. A Christmas wreath and a pack of decorated pegs (8 in a pack).

InShot_20171207_141221266-1440x1440

Simply clip it all around, spreading it out evenly. For young children like little milo, there might be some difficulty in opening the pegs. Good for training motorskills.

InShot_20171207_141253431-1440x1440

Within minutes, it’s done! Our Day 2 activity.

Tsum Tsum Keychains!

It’s perler beads again! And this time we are making keychains for Teachers’ Day! Had wanted to make the coin bank but it proves to be too much work.

IMG_20170828_170518-1192x1190

This time round, we use the circle template as the mommy insisted on making the Disney Tsum Tsum version.

InShot_20170828_173552549-1440x1440

I took more photos this time round to show how it was done. As per mentioned on the previous blog, put the beads at the respective place. Then place a wax paper over it and iron across till the beads melt and stick together. Then remove the wax paper.

Take note not to over melt the beads.

InShot_20170828_173655492-1440x1440

The picture on top shows the 2 different sides. Once cooled, punch a hole using those small screwdrivers, and hook to a keychain.

IMG_20170828_173810-1192x1190

Here’s part of my trash after burning 2 days of midnight oil! (Little M&M has got quite a number of teachers… -.-”)

InShot_20170828_174039991-1440x1440

It’s fun playing with these. Little milkie continues to enjoy it too. She even refused to follow the designs I found on the Internet and create her own designs! Good time to unleash that little bit of creativity!

Perler Beads Coin Bank

It’s time for some perler beads craft! The mom had just bought a tub of perler beads from IKEA because of the pastel colours! For those who never frequent IKEA Tampines, FYI, there are the pastel coloured ones and if you want it, better get it fast before the stocks run out! I’m not too sure if it’s for a period of time or not but till now, I still hasn’t seen it at the Alexandra branch yet.

InShot_20170825_154957276-1440x1440

For the benefits of those who hasn’t played before. Perler beads are basically small rubbery beads (like those cut from rubber tubes). What you need to do is based on a design (which you can find tons in Google), put the beads according to its position and colours.

InShot_20170825_155034355-1440x1440

And today we are going to make a coin bank! So I showed little milkie the design and asked her to count the coloured squares and place it on the board.

InShot_20170825_155111322-1440x1440

It really is a training of the motorskills but watch out, this is not for the too young as they might just put it inside their mouth. I had to keep fending little milo off as he has the tendency to put things inside his mouth, still.

What’s more, the children need to count too. And little milkie had been putting her hand in the whole tub (sensory) to search for the colours she wanted (sorting)!

InShot_20170825_155216741-1440x1440

So after the picture is done, put the wax paper on top of the picture and iron lightly until the beads melt and stick together as follows.

InShot_20170825_155244193-1440x1440

As we wanted to make a cube coin bank, we made 6 pieces in all, of which there are 2 pieces for each “shape” so that we can lock them together.

IMG_20170825_152855-1490x1488

This is the final product! Do remember to be gentle with it as it can break off quite easily and will be difficult to put it back again, which means you will have to redo again.

For those who are wondering about the price. IKEA is selling the beads at $9.90 per tub and $2.90 for the boards which consist of 4 pieces.

Have fun! We will most probably do another round soon!

IMG_20170626_165102_803

IMG_20170626_165102_805

IMG_20170626_165102_806

IMG_20170701_065403-1192x1190

IMG_20170626_165102_807

It’s the last day of school, so have you finished your school assignment? Seems like we had way too much fun and am doing it at the last minute! So here’s our wanton mee for milkie’s show and tell when school reopens using plasticine. #milkandmilo #wantonmee #plasticine #showandtell #localfood #sglocalfood #schoolassignment

Messy Painting!

As I wrote this, a thought suddenly dawns on me. There really is a difference between the things you do when you only have one child compared to two or more. I remember I used to do more messy painting with little milkie but with little milo, I think he only tried it once. Perhaps its also due to the age. Though I am still not THAT old, I do feel a difference in the energy level between now and 3 years back.

Since the mom is sick (and still is), she shall continue to keep a distance and sit somewhere nearby to take some pictures while the kids play with the paint! ^^

IMG_20170526_175034-745x744

And I am soooo glad that we did! Can you see the expression on little milo’s face when he first touched the paint and print it on the paper? He was totally ecstatic! Laughing happily as he does finger printing on the paper, his shirt and legs!

IMG_20170526_175054-745x744

And then showing it to us when he’s got different colours on his fingers!

IMG_20170526_175335-1192x1190

And little milkie only seems interested in mixing the colours and painting herself purple today. Her grandmother had to stop her from painting her whole arm!

IMG_20170526_175405-745x744

They could have went on and on had the grandmother not came out to prevent more ‘damage’ done (paintings on the clothings, hands, arms, face and legs).

Nonetheless they had lots of fun with this. It’s easy to prepare, just a little tiresome to clean up.

Once in a while, let your children have a chance to play messily and explore the paints and textures. There’s actually a lot of benefits to it!

Well, it’s the school holidays now, time to take a break and have some fun!