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The power of healing through ART

The power of healing through ART

Do you feel the lack of confidence? Have you ever think that you are not artistic? Have you ever think that you are not creative? Have you ever feel so stuck or stressed out that you need some way of release? Pastel Nagomi Art (PNA) […]

Cool craft activity after reading children’s book

Cool craft activity after reading children’s book

We love to make reading and learning fun. One of the ways to make it fun is to include activity before, during or/and after reading a children’s storybook. Not forgetting to read it with loads of love, actions, and emotions so that your child can […]

Our little chicky craft for CNY

Our little chicky craft for CNY

This year is the year of the Rooster. To get smarties into the mood and understand better what rooster year is all about, we went to the library and borrowed some books about Rooster year (according to the Chinese Zodiac) and about Chinese New Year. […]

Christmas Craft: Snowing Snowman in a box

Christmas Craft: Snowing Snowman in a box

Smarties had spent lots of time working on crafts projects this holiday and this week we embarked on Christmas craft because Christmas is just around the corner! This year, we made an exceptionally special craft. During the process, smarties got to express themselves through their […]

Colour Sticks Boomerang (Exploding Boomerang)

Colour Sticks Boomerang (Exploding Boomerang)

As a mum, I always buy things that look like I can do something with it but without knowing what to do with it in advance. The other day, I saw a pack of colourful jumbo size ice-cream sticks, I just bought it and left […]

So you think tracing is nothing great?

So you think tracing is nothing great?

They are many methods of learning and tracing is one of them but tracing is also a method that most of us overlooked. What is so great about tracing? It’s just an action where the child follows and draw/write. It’s just like copying. Well, it may […]

Evolve with Pokemon Evolution Cards

Evolve with Pokemon Evolution Cards

Recently saw a post on Internet where they made Pokemon evolution cards. Those who play Pokemon will know what I mean. Some of the Pokemon have different evolutionary stages. Here’s how the evolution looks like: Image from http://pokemondb.net/evolution The cards that I was referring to are not those […]

Most entertaining and messy ice-cream craft ever!

Most entertaining and messy ice-cream craft ever!

Since gor gor started his primary journey, his time is always spent around homework, English spelling, Chinese 听写 and preparation for the many many mini tests. No matter what, I would still try my best to squeeze in some mini art and craft time for […]

Crafts for Teachers’ Day :)

Crafts for Teachers’ Day :)

Whenever there’s any occasion like Mother’s day, Father’s day, Grandparent’s day, we always make something nice (we considered it nice because of time, effort and thoughts were put into it) for that special someone. No doubt for this year’s Teacher’s day, smarties made something for […]

Shaving cream marbling for kids

Shaving cream marbling for kids

Smarties love sensory play, loves art and craft. Me, the mommy, loves to satisfy their craving for play and art using easily available items found at home. Yes, I’m a budget mommy and being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home. […]