Art

  • 5 activities to go with “Today I am…” by Mies van Hout

    Last week I reviewed the book "Today I am..." by Mies van Hout and started a worldwide giveaway of the book (8 more days ...

  • 5 special Christmas cards to make with kitchen supplies

    Finally! I got the post out! I've been uber busy, spending lots of family time that I've not been able to keep up with the ...

  • A day of painting – my little Monet at work

    Alicia has officially finished the term at Julia Gabriel and since we've withdrawn her from classes, I decided that she ...

  • Activities to go with The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

    *Backdated post: the activities were conducted at about the time of chinese new year*Alicia loved this story about the wind ...

  • Advent calendar 2012

    Our advent calendar is ready and I'm firming up the activities (will be posting them up soon!). Look out for how we did ...

  • Alicia busy at work…

    Alicia's in love with colouring with her crayons and drawing too... She obviously can't colour very well yet and she's always ...

  • Alicia’s first day at JG Bilingual Play Club

    It's the start of the school term again and it's Alicia's first day at JG Bilingual Play Club (the class is for 18mths-3 ...

  • An afternoon at the Singapore Art Museum (7 June 2011)

    We went to the Singapore Art Museum earlier this month and had an afternoon of fun there with Alicia. Visiting museums is ...

  • Bilingual PlayClub (Term 1 Graduation)

    Today's the last lesson of the term for Bilingual PlayClub and so the kids had their 'graduation ceremony'. Yesterday Alicia ...

  • Can babies paint? and other 13-month-old milestones

    Dear Alex, What they say about boys being natural daredevils must be true because I see it all in you. The scariest part ...

  • Chinese New Year contact paper craft (+free printable)

    Tomorrow marks the first day of Chinese New Year and I didn't do anything crafts with my little girl until today!! Can you ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #11 – Paper plate angel

    For this paper plate angel, all you'd need are a paper plate, a pair of scissors, a pen and any embellishments of your choice. ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #12 – Christmas Gift Tags

    We're more than halfway through in our countdown to Christmas! Are you still following us on our advent activities? Yesterday ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #13 – Tissue paper Christmas wreath

    I had planned making a tissue paper Christmas wreath as one of my advent activities way back in November. Coincidentally, ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #14 – Christmas cards kids can make

    We made really easy-to-put-together Christmas cards and it doesn't take up too much of time too! Are you ready? 🙂 Christmas ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #6 – Handprint Christmas Tree

    I'd actually already done up the posts for Days 6 and 7 before I left for my staycation but my blog was hacked. Fortunately, ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #7 – Craft stick Christmas tree ornament

    Last year, we made a couple of very pretty Christmas tree ornaments out of toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper and they ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #8 – Glitter Snowflakes

    This glitter snowflakes craft was so easy to put together and needs only two basic supplies - glitter and contact paper! ...

  • Christmas Countdown Day #9 – Q-tip snowflakes

    I know we've been really late in getting this Q-tip snowflakes craft done, but you know with the weekend rush, and I went ...

  • Clothes pin wreath advent calendar

    Yesterday I showed you our advent calendar for the year. This year we made a special one - a clothes pin wreath advent calendar. ...

  • Colour away!

    As mentioned in an earlier post, we decided to bring out the crayons again for Alicia as she seems to be more mature now ...

  • Colour mixing for kids using pipettes

    This is such a simple activity that I think you might laugh at me! Some pipettes, a few cups of water with food colouring, ...

  • Contact paper and kitchen supplies process art

    This contact paper craft activity for toddlers and preschoolers is so convenient to put together because all it requires ...

  • Cotton ball sheep craft – handprint keepsake

    I'm always looking out for how to recycle used items and here's a simple craft idea to put the "tong-ed" out-of-shape cotton ...

  • Creative face masks – for kids, designed by kids

    We haven't done something really arty and specific (as opposed to whatever they usually draw in their free time) in quite ...

  • Creative Face Masks for Kids 2017

    The creative face mask design competition entitled "I have the POWER" organised by Xepa-Soul Pattinson (“XepaSP”) and ...

  • Cut straw bits painting

    Do your kids love cutting things? I know mine does, especially straws! Thank goodness those things aren't expensive but ...

  • Doodle Art

    I have been very keen to let alicia start on some form of art coz she has be doodling on her doodling board for quite a ...

  • Enjoying Ikea’s Easel

    A couple of months ago we bought an easel from Ikea for Alicia as she started to show a keen interest in drawing. The easel ...

  • First lesson of Term 3 at Julia Gabriel

    It was pouring last Saturday morning and it was a last minute decision to bring Alicia to class because the rain abated ...

  • Flowers on a rainy morning…

    Remember the previous post?Well, here's what we did with the flowers we collected and since it was a rainy morning after ...

  • Fun advent activities for kids 2012

    We find that counting down to Christmas is so much fun and we get to do lots of craft and it's also a time that I gather ...

  • Fun with little fingerprints

    On one of my excursions to Tiong Bahru Plaza with Alicia, I picked up this interesting book from Popular. Actually I thought ...

  • Her favourite pastime (for now…) and her newest achievement 🙂

    Alicia really loves drawing and colouring these days and 'draw' and the different colours of her crayons are among the most ...

  • Homemade fingerpaint fun (Part I)

    I've been wanting to make fingerpaint for Alicia for the longest time and finally got down to it last Wednesday!Here's the ...

  • Homemade fingerpaint fun (Part II)

    We did this activity on 30 April... and little Alicia had great fun - I think she preferred stamping with the lotus root ...

  • Invitation to create – Christmas stockings

    For the second day of advent, I set up an invitation to create foam Christmas stockings: It's really interesting what the ...

  • JG Bilingual PlayClub (20/2)

    As usual, sat's class her favourite class so she enjoyed herself tremendously. Haha... all the music and movement (the music's ...

  • JG Bilingual PlayClub (27/2)

    As mentioned in the earlier post, my hubby brought Alicia to JG on his own that day since I was down with flu and anyway, ...

  • JG Mandarin PlayClub (10/2/10)

    Alicia went for her first Mandarin PlayClub session on 10/2. She looked a little lost at first but fortunately there was ...

  • JG Mandarin PlayClub (12/2/10)

    We were the first to arrive for the 11.30am class today! The English and Mandarin PlayClub teachers were all awaiting the ...

  • JG PlayClub (13/2/10)

    As expected, the turnout for today's lesson was bad, similar to yesterday's lesson. Hehe. As a result, my hubby was allowed ...

  • JG PlayClub (16/1/09)

    Alicia was slightly more attentive this week at class. She still didn't manage to sit quietly to listen to the teachers ...

  • JG PlayClub (17/2/10)

    Alicia wasn't her usual self today - both at class and at home. She kept fussing and throwing tantrums and really tested ...

  • JG PlayClub (23/1)

    I accompanied Alicia into class today and she was such a good gal! She was so attentive and didn't move much and she even ...

  • JG PlayClub (27/3)

    Last Saturday was Alicia's first lesson of Term 2 at Julia Gabriel. The usual instructor was on reservice so there was a ...

  • JG PlayClub (30/1)

    Alicia was a very well-behaved girl in class and I can almost say that she was the only one who didn't misbehave yesterday! ...

  • JG PlayClub (5/2/10)

    It's now getting so enjoyable bringing Alicia for class at JG. She's so well-behaved and attentive: it's definitely money ...

  • JG PlayClub (Term 1 Week 9)

    Mandarin lessons were fine this week though she's still trying to enter the English PlayClub classroom whenever we reach ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 2 Week 2)

    Alicia was so restless in class, moving here and there in class... but she didn't wander away from the activities. Instead ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 2 Week 3)

    Alicia was relatively well-behaved during Saturday's class... Anyway, during the previous lesson, the instructors gave the ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 2 Week 4)

    This is the first Saturday that I've had to bring Alicia for class on my own since we started her at Julia Gabriel. Well ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 2 Week 9 & Graduation)

    Last week Alicia went for class with her daddy while I stayed home to clean the blinds, windows and do the routine vacuuming ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 3 Week 5)

    It's mid-term and the last week to withdraw from JG without forfeiting the deposit. Like I mentioned in my previous post ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 3 Week 6)

    Week 6 at Julia Gabriel. 4 more lessons... We're counting down to the end of the term! lol.Theme this week: the letter C.The ...

  • Julia Gabriel PlayClub (Term 3 Weeks 2 & 3)

    Just realised that after blogging about Alicia's birthday celebration at Julia Gabriel, I didn't mention or include pics ...

  • KinderHands review and giveaway

    You know I'm big on learning activities for my kids because besides the obvious fact that the children benefit from the ...

  • Learning the letter A (Part II)

    Here's Alicia fiddling with the words and pictures of things starting with the letter A. Although she won't be able to match ...

  • Learning to cut with Crayola’s scissors

    I finally got her a pair of proper scissors. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the pair I saw at Borders which claims that the ...

  • Little Blue and Little Yellow activities

    My children absolutely adore Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni. The fact that it's available in the board book ...

  • Little Cloud activities

    Before I brought Alicia to watch Act 3's performance of Eric Carle's stories - Little Cloud, The Mixed-up Chameleon and ...

  • Little town sight words game

    It's taken me a almost a couple of months to get this post up! I actually made this little town with my little girl a few ...

  • Lollibox {Review + Giveaway}

    School has started and the routines we had last year are slowly falling back in place. During tiring times like these where ...

  • Mister Seahorse activities

    I think you already know I like Eric Carle's books... so Mister Seahorse should come as no surprise. 😛 Actually, Mister ...

  • My lil artist – Batik paintings

    I'd meant to post this much earlier but the framing of the pictures took quite awhile and I was feeling under the weather ...

  • My little artist

    Alicia came home with an assignment a few days back and she said she was to draw anything she wanted. I asked her what she ...

  • My little painter

    Recently Alicia really loves to paint...Look at that serious expression on her face: I love mixing colours and fingerpainting! ...

  • New colouring cum sticker books

    Alicia was very in love with an activity cum sticker book recently (given to us when we bought the set of Grolier books) ...

  • Online Art

    Who says letting a little one do art has to be messy and a household disaster?Here's one way to let my little one have some ...

  • Painting with water beads

    Painting with water beads is a really interesting way to paint and it was the first time doing it last week for my boy. ...

  • Painting… with a toothbrush

    Some time last week, she asked to paint so instead of painting with the usual medium of fingers and brushes, I whipped out ...

  • Rainbow ice cubes

    We made colourful ice cubes yesterday by mixing different coloured water. The original idea was to make rainbow ice cubes ...

  • Review of ToddiBox (+Giveaway)

    As an educator and a parent, I'm extremely particular when it comes to selecting materials for teaching my children. If ...

  • Salt glue painting

    Here's another fun activity that I've been wanting to do and have finally got down to doing. I'm really proud of myself ...

  • Sea creature collage

    You must be wondering why my girl has suddenly done up a sea creature collage since we covered the Sea/ Ocean unit (you ...

  • Sea/Ocean themed craft – Starfish craft using pantry supplies

    My girl requested to do another ocean-themed craft as she had so much fun making the contact paper jellyfish craft earlier. ...

  • Sea/Ocean themed crafts – Contact paper Jellyfish craft

    Still on our Ocean theme, we made this contact paper jellyfish craft which even tots can make. Contact paper is such a hit ...

  • Sea/Ocean themed crafts – Paper plate shell lacing

    Last week the whole family had a terrible bout of stomach flu and the kids were particularly affected and my little girl ...

  • Shaving foam art with pipettes

    Playing with shaving foam every day has become part of our bath time routine - the kids get to choose a letter at every ...

  • Shaving foam marbling art

    We did this activity maybe about a month ago (eeks, has it been that long?!) Anyway, I wouldn't say we were particularly ...

  • Shaving foam painting

    If you've always wanted to try out shaving foam painting but are hesitant because you're not sure how to go about it or ...

  • The JG Lessons – Thurs (26/11)

    The fourth day at JG was another challenging day for me - outdoor play that day was SWIMMING. I've never handled her alone ...

  • The last two Mandarin PlayClub lessons…

    It's time to say goodbye to our friends and teachers at Mandarin PlayClub since today's Alicia's last Mandarin lesson... ...

  • The mixed up chameleon activities

    The mixed-up chameleon is a colourful and playful story about how a chameleon wishes to be someone else only to find out ...

  • The Perfect Square by Michael Hall activities

    The Perfect Square tells the story of a square who made the best of whatever happened to him and eventually found great ...

  • The very hungry caterpillar activities

    It's been quite awhile since I've found time and energy to blog... this is such an overdue post! The good thing though is ...

  • Write Start Colour pencils (Crayola)

    Costs $S7We bought this set of colour pencils from Creative Living at Harbourfront on 24 Nov because we thought since it ...