DIY :: Illustrated Ziploc Bags

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Today's Valentine's Day idea is a whole lot less girly but a lot of fun. The idea is basically to transform a ziploc bag by tracing an illustration on it. Choose something that will definitely put a smile on the receipient's face!

My sons are really into ninjago at the moment so I used one of their books and traced two characters on it. I am thinking of adding speech bubbles too. I think they will like it. You could also save this idea for their birthday or the day of their exam. Just a simple way to show support and love in an inexpensive way.

Materials :
- permanent markers (i used sharpies)
- ziploc bags 
- graphics (from a storybook)

Directions :
1. Place the ziploc bag over the image and trace the outline with the permanent marker
2. Colour the images
3. Fill the ziploc bag with a snack then place it in your child's bag ready for school

Have fun spreading some love this Valentine's Day! 

Illustrated Ziploc Bag DIY via Scissors Paper Stone (www.scissorspaperstoneblog.com)
Illustrated Ziploc Bag DIY via Scissors Paper Stone (www.scissorspaperstoneblog.com)
Illustrated Ziploc Bag DIY via Scissors Paper Stone (www.scissorspaperstoneblog.com)
Illustrated Ziploc Bag DIY via Scissors Paper Stone (www.scissorspaperstoneblog.com)

Here is another illustration that I did on Valentine's Day with the kids. Try it and do take a photo if you do. I would love to see it.

Illustrated Ziploc Bag DIY via Scissors Paper Stone (www.scissorspaperstoneblog.com)

p.s If you are new to my blog from Design Mom and visiting for the first time, a big welcome to you! do check out my about page or bookmark my site and come back and check out my other DIY tutorials some other time. I promise you there is a lot of fresh crafty goodness there.

p.p.s If you are planning to try this tutorial and need to get materials, you might want to read where to find Sharpies in Singapore.

Flowers : Valentine's Day

Hello! How was Valentine's Day for you?

I was busy bundling up pretty bouquets for the special ladies in my life! I made one bouquet for my sister and one for my mum. Just a small way to thank them for just being so great. Last week, I also mailed a little package to my sis in the US and she texted me to let me know she got it yesterday so that made me doubly happy!

I don't know what it is about flowers but they make me very happy but I suspect it is the same for all girls. Men on the other hand, just don't get it. But then, not all of us women get football either. So I guess God just made us very different :)

I also made a couple of last minute valentine's day cookie packages for my son's teachers.

I ended up doing this on my own cos I had shooed the kids to bed. I must say that I am loving how a little decorative tape can transform a card or a gift. I have only recently started using it. If you are wondering where you can find decorative tape, it is getting more commonplace and often you can find them at stationery shops. It is different from washi paper tape and if I recall correctly, cheaper.

If you have been hunting for them, you can try Kinokuniya, Paper Market and the Stationery Superstore at Funan. 

Finally, let me leave you with a youtube video that I posted on Facebook that just brought a little cheer to my heart as I watched it. Sure, it isn't reality but I guess that is the choice that we are faced with daily. Pass on a little love today and it doesn't have to be valentine's day!

DIY :: Valentine's Day Idea

I know we are way past Valentine's Day but I had to share this cute idea from shimandsons. This would also make a cute goodie bag idea for a kiddy party. 

*permission granted to use Tic Tac Toe images from ShimandSons

or this neat idea from Oh Happy Day who created clay hearts from Sculpey or Fimo (clay that hardens when you bake it) and threaded them into bracelets and chains for decorating around the house!

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or if you make these oreo truffles, check out the full step-by-step guide here