Thursday, June 30, 2016

Craft Workshop: Painting Tropical Fruits on Fabric Bags with Seniors

Painting Tropical Fruits on Fabric Bags with Seniors

Nobody can resist a wedge of red juicy watermelon nor a ripe and golden pineapple, especially with the recent hot and humid weather. We handpainted our favourite fruits into vibrant designs on drawstring fabric bags at our recent customised craft workshop  - specially designed for our student volunteers to bond with the lovely seniors over an afternoon of craft session. 

Stroke by stroke, we created the ripe and juicy fruits together with the seniors with the help of the student volunteers. Painting is indeed an avenue of unique self expression and no two creations were the same; as we gazed around the room at the dozens of painted watermelons and pineapples fabric bags. We found the sight amazing as the bags from the same set of stencils and shades of acrylic paint.

Painting Tropical Fruits on Fabric Bags with Seniors
Happily painting and chatting away
Painting Tropical Fruits on Fabric Bags with Seniors
The completed creation
Painting Tropical Fruits on Fabric Bags with Seniors
Every painted piece we saw was a unique creation

Till our next blog post, make something with your hands! =)
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Event: Upcycling Glass Marble Paperclips

We had a great time holding an upcycling craft workshop at the Farmers' Market event at the Enabling Village on 28 May 2016. This is part of the initiative by Central Singapore CDC with Project UPcycle; sharing with the residents the beauty of upcycling.
The sweltering heat did not hamper our enthusiasm as we combed through past editions of magazines, looking for the perfect prints to hand make some glass marble paper clips and magnets. 
You look at everything around you with a fresh perspective, as you ponder if you can give them a second lease of life with upcycling. It is a very empowering feeling, turning yesterday's trash into today's treasures.
Upcycling Glass Marble Paperclips
We made Large Paper Clips and Fridge Magnets with Old Magazine prints and Glass Marbles 
Upcycling Glass Marble Paperclips
Flipping through the old magazines for the perfect prints
Upcycling Glass Marble Paperclips
Putting the finishing touches to the paper clip
Upcycling Glass Marble Paperclips
The upcycled beauty - Glass Marble Paper Clip with prints from a used red packet

Till our next blog post, make something with your hands! =)
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