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Spice up the school holidays by learning to make these easy and creative crafts and treats as a family!

TEXT ADLINA ADAM
PHOTOS: HOMETEAMNS, SHUTTERSTOCK

With an active imagination and some guidance, junior HomeTeamNS members unleashed their creative and culinary talents during Children’s Day on 8 October 2021. Missed out on all the fun? Fret not! Get up to speed with our online tutorials and have fun creating these treats with your children during their school holidays.

BIGSY AND BUNNY’S CRAFT SERIES WITH T-PLAY

Bigsy’s Popcorn Craft

Popcorn is not only a delicious treat, but it also makes a great prop for crafting! Have a popping good time with T-Play host, Bigsy, in creating a popcorn craft from scratch. To prepare for your session, you’ll need glue, paint, scissors, paintbrush, cotton wools, ruler and coloured papers. 

Watch the tutorial for Bigsy’s step-by-step guide:

Bunny’s Paper Puppet Clown

Spice things up and brighten your day by creating your own sprightly and interactive clown! Join T-Play’s host, Bunny, as she shows you how to make a Paper Puppet Clown. Before you get started, ensure that you have these materials ready: scissors, coloured papers, coloured markers, rectangular cut-out paper and a cut-out paper of a clown head.

Watch Bunny’s step-by-step tutorial:

DANCING PAPER PINWHEEL MAKING WITH HOMETEAMNS-JOM BALESTIER

Not sure what to do with that pile of used paper lying around the house or the paper bags from your lunch delivery?

Turn it into a Dancing Paper Pinwheel and watch it move with the wind! With just a pair of scissors, pen or pencil, another wooden pencil (with an eraser tip), ruler and a map pin, transform an ordinary item into a toy for your child. When it’s done, go outdoors and watch your homemade pinwheel spin.

Watch the step-by-step tutorial by our friends at HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier and make a Dancing Paper Pinwheel:

ICE-CREAM MAKING WITH HOMETEAMNS BUKIT BATOK

Ice cream – it’s a comfort food for all ages and the perfect treat to savour with your family! Members tuned in with HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok and Professor Messy of Mr Bottle’s Kids Party to learn how to make ice-cream from scratch.

“I’m surprised that it tasted like store-bought ones. Time to make my own ice cream from now on,” shared Cheng Chee Wee, a participant of the live Ice Cream Making session.

Watch Professor Messy’s baking skills in action:

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp of sugar
  • ½ tsp of vanilla
  • ½ a cup (about 120ml) of cream
  • ½ a cup (about 120ml) of full cream milk
  • Sandwich-sized Ziplock bags (if they come in smaller sizes, you can split mixture into different bags)
  • Big container/sturdy bags
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 120-150gm of salt (no salt required if you have dry ice)
  • 4 tsp of cacao powder (optional)
  • Gloves (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour 120ml of milk into a measuring cup.
  2. Add two tablespoons of sugar and mix well.
  3. Add 120ml of full cream milk and mix well.
  4. Add two to three teaspoons of vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Add 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder and mix well (Milo powder can also be used as an alternative, but do keep in mind that the powder already contains sugar. Hence, the amount of sugar in Step 2 can be reduced).
  6. Pour the contents in a sturdy ziplock bag, however you may wish to add another layer for added protection. Ensure that some air are kept in the bag.
  7. Pour some ice cubes into an empty container, followed by the ziplock bag. Pour more ice cubes and let them rest on the ziplock bag.
  8. Add 120-150gm of salt into the container to lower the temperature of the ice, and tighten the lid of the container.
  9. Shake the container for 15 minutes to evenly distribute the temperature and to cool down the ice cubes. Feel free to use a glove or wrap the container with cloth if it gets too cold.
  10. Enjoy your homemade sweet treat with your family!

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