Making Paper Poppies

      25 April 2015 marks the centenary of the World War One ANZAC troops (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, at what is now known as ANZAC Cove.  Churchill had the idea to attack the Gallipoli Peninsula and a naval attack ensued, but after several battleships […]

Origami Easter Bunny Rabbit

    This bunny is made in two parts; so you will need a square piece of paper 15 cm x 15 cm (6 inches x 6 inches) for the body and another piece of paper the same size for the head.     TO MAKE THE BODY OF THE RABBIT:   Fold a square […]

How To Fold an Origami Pentagon

  This is a handy shape to know how to fold, and I use this shape as the base for making 5-pointed origami stars, so after you have made this pentagon, please follow this link to be guided though how to make the origami stars: http://www.inthekitchenwithmum.com/2015/01/how-to-fold-origami-5-pointed-stars/   For reference: For the following pentagon example I […]

How To Make Trees (or Christmas Trees) Out Of Paperback Books

    This project is quite easy to do, once you get the knack of the folding, it’s just a matter of repeating the process. It is also cheap, as second-hand paperback books don’t cost much; the books I used were discarded from my local library. It was nice to be recycling, or up-cycling, these […]

How to make a Tissue Paper Pom-Pom

    I thought tissue paper pom-poms looked complicated to construct until I tried making them and found that they are surprisingly easy and quick to make. They look really effective strung together in a bunch, and can transform a room for a party, such as engagement parties and weddings. You can colour theme the […]