Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Arts and Crafts Day: Pistachio Shells

The box of pistachio shells has been sitting on my table since Chinese New Year and daddy, had on many occasions, threatened to throw it away. Finally, on Sunday (Mother's Day), mummy decided to spend some quality time with me... by doing arts and crafts with me. We also did a similar nutty craft last year.

This time, we produced 3 crafts with these trash shells. The first one was a "cherry blossom" tree. This was inspired by something similar that mummy saw on Little Chumsy's Blog recently.

Glue-ing the shells onto the art block (with UHU glue) was quite tricky so mummy did this for me.

I painted the shells with pink water-colour

Shoddy work! We should have painted the shells before sticking them here. It was difficult to paint the shells without smearing the paper.

Our somewhat cherry blossom tree (mummy helped to paint the branches and stems)

Craft 1, done! I wrote some wordings for mummy at the bottom of the tree

The next craft was the egg carton caterpillar. This was totally not related to the pistachio shells but in the end, mummy had a new idea...

Let's paint the caterpillar first...

Adding some finishing touches to my colourful caterpillar...

Tada! Colourful catterpillars wearing pistachio shell shoes :)

Craft 3 was a simple tortoise pond... (using the cover of the egg carton)

... with pistachio-tortoises in it. Cute, eh?

On another note, I also made a card and a keychain for mummy last Thursday when she attended the special Mother's Day celebration (themed Sweet Hues of Pastel) in school with me. 

The simple carnation card that I made for mummy

The inside of the card

The keychain that mummy and I made together

Unfortunately, mummy can't blog about this event because she had accidentally deleted all the photos and videos of the event. She took so many nice singing and dancing videos of me... silly, silly mummy!!! 

27 comments:

  1. This is wonderful craft for mummy Chloe...so cute and aunty Angeline like all of it. Happy Mother's day to your mummy k.

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  2. I find it so mind boggling that you could think of using pistachios to make art and craft so creatively! Just one word, Impressive!

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  3. very nice art and craft!! and it's so creative!!!

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  4. Good to recycle the trash, opps, the shell :D

    I like the sakura flowers the most!

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  5. The tortoises are so nice !

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  6. I would never thought of making something out of pistachio shells. Mummy, you are really creative. Chloe's Chinese handwriting is so neat. The keychain is beautiful.

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  7. Mummy Chloe is so hardworking. I propably will make use of this coming holiday to do some water colouring fun with my girls. By the way, I did the silly mistake too for deleting some very important and useful pictures.

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  8. So creative..i love the little turtle pond and caterpillar.

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  9. the pistachio shell flowers is brilliant. I like the pink colour and i am thinking of doing it for cny cards next year:D hehehe

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  10. wow, lovely crafts! boy, i bet it's not easy gluing the pistachio flowers huh? good job to Chloe and mommy.

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  11. Very nice craft! Chloe has great potential in craft, hehe ;)

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  12. Very creative art... I have pistachio at home too, can try it.

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  13. Nice crafting time. For the so-called cheery blossom, can also use the back of a 1.5L water bottle. Some has star shapes. I think Barb posted about it.

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    1. Yes, I saw the pet bottle "stamping" cherry blossom in Barb's blog and that's where I got the idea actually. Instead of using a bottle, I use these shells ;)

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  14. Cute tortoise. Love all the crafts here :)

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  15. Their syllabus now more interesting if compare with my kindergarden time :P

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    1. Syllabus? This is not her school work.. just a simple arts and crafts done at home with mummy :)

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  16. the colorful caterpilar is so creative! :) love it

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  17. I like the little tortoises the best. You must be very proud of Ruoyi. She is very creative :D

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  18. woaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! All these crafts so nice! Long time no visit - I am back into the blogging world :D hehe

    jen @ charmoflife.ca

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  19. wuahseh, pro "crafter" now ah! hehe...

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  20. Nice work! Wow... u can find so many ways to "utilise" the pistachio shells. The cherry blossoms make vy pretty CNY deco.

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  21. clap clap clap...clap clap clap..... Mummy and Chloe did such a GGREEAT job!! I told myself to do something with the shells from last year.. but never make it.. haha... Yo have such a great imagination... I think i will just show ziyi your post and let her make it herself (lazy me)... :)

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