Archive | June, 2013

Creative Crafts and Some delicious Cupcakes!

26 Jun

Summers Come!! (Finally) and what my favourite thing to do is to sit on the grass and make something creative as well as eating a delicious cupcake that I am proud of making and decorating my self!!

Thats why I have picked out my favourite easy crafts to make that are totally fool proof for you to give ’em a try!!

This easy-to-make honeycomb-shaped wall shelf is great for holding tiny trinkets. Just add more tubes to show off a larger collection.

First up is an Easy Paper Organizer:

Paper Organizer

What you’ll need

  • Card stock or double-sided scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tacky glue
  • Paper clips
  • Pushpins

How to make it

  1. Cut 3- by 9-inch strips of card stock or double-sided scrapbook paper. Roll each into a tube and secure it with tape, then arrange the tubes on a large sheet of card stock (we chose a triangular design).

  2. Remove the innermost tube and run a generous line of tacky glue along its bottom edge, then gently press it back onto the card stock base. Repeat with the other tubes, working your way to the outside of the design. Allow the glue to dry for a few minutes.

  3. Place generous dollops of glue between the tubes where the sides meet, then use paper clips to hold the tubes in place while they dry.

  4. Cut off the excess backing, as shown, leaving a 1/4- to 1/2-inch border. Hang the honeycomb with pushpins hidden inside several of the tubes.

This Craft should take roughly an hour!!

Sun-catcher Aquarium:

Sun-catcher Aquarium

What you’ll need

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Plastic wrap
  • Cardboard
  • Tape
  • White glue
  • Tissue paper (blue and other colors)
  • Googly eyes, small seashells, and sand (optional)

How to make it

  1. Cut out an 11- by 8-1/2-inch aquarium shape from construction paper, angling the upper corners as shown. Then cut out the front and top panels, leaving a 1/2-inch border to serve as a frame.

  2. Next, place a piece of plastic wrap (slightly bigger than your frame) on a sheet of cardboard and tape down the edges.

  3. Create a watery background by painting a solution of 2 parts white glue and 1 part water onto the plastic and then pressing on strips of blue tissue paper. Use the same method to layer on tissue paper seaweed, fish, and any other sea creatures your child desires.

  4. Glue the construction paper frame on top. For a fun finishing touch, you can even add googly eyes and small seashells and sand.

  5. Allow the assembly to dry completely, then carefully peel the plastic from the glued paper. Trim the tissue paper edges flush with the frame, and the aquarium is ready to tape to a sunny window.


Now be stunned by this amazing Lava Lamp:

Groovy Lava Lamp

What you’ll need

  • Clear plastic bottle, cleaned and label removed (our is a 500-milliliter bottle)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Pie pan
  • Effervescent antacid tablets such as Alka-Seltzer

How to make it

  1. Fill the bottle just over halfway with the oil, then add water, to an inch from the top. Add 10 drops of food coloring.

  2. Place the bottle on the pie pan to catch potential spills. Cut or break an antacid tablet in quarters and drop one quarter into the bottle. When the bubbling slows, add another quarter-tablet to get it started again. (Adding too many tablets at once will cloud the oil with bubbles.)

  3. To store the lamp, let the bottle sit until all the bubbles have completely dispersed. This prevents the buildup of gas in the bottle. Cap it and put it in a safe place to prevent spills.

Just like its store-bought cousins, this mesmerizing homemade lava lamp relies on a simple scientific fact: oil and water don’t mix. When you pour both into a bottle, the denser water sinks to the bottom, leaving the oil on top. A store-bought lamp uses heat to propel the water up through the oil, but here the fizz from an antacid tablet triggers the frenetic action. The carbon dioxide bubbles shoot globules of colored water upward, and the globules drift back to the bottom as the bubbles disperse.

My last Craft A Bedroom mood dial:

Mood Dial


No need for a receptionist — this bedroom-door sign tells visitors if they’re welcome or if they should try again later.

What you’ll need

  • Plate or bowl
  • Pencil
  • Foam core or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Card stock
  • Marker
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape
  • Paper fastener — or create your own pointer (instructions below)
  • Foam mounting tape or poster tack
  • Button
  • Bead
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Glue
  • Tape

How to make it

  1. Use a plate or bowl to trace a large half-circle onto a sturdy piece of backing material, such as foam core or cardboard, then cut it out.

  2. Cut pie-piece-shaped sections out of card stock — as many as your child wants to convey her changing moods. Write messages on the sections (ours are on colorful card stock circles) with marker, then attach the sections to the base with a glue stick or double-sided tape.

  3. Cut a pointer shape out of card stock and attach it to the base with a paper fastener — or create a pointer following the instructions in Step 4. Hang the dial with foam mounting tape or poster tack.

  4. To make our fancy pointer, string a button and a bead on a folded pipe cleaner, as shown. Make a hole in the pointer and in the center of the dial’s base. Add glue around the hole in the pointer, then feed the folded pipe cleaner through both holes. Fold over the ends and tape them to the back of the base


Now to accomplish making these fun craft’s some pretty cupcakes to eat while you make your crafts.


Cupcakes their cute and tasty well the decorations are cute and the cake is tasty especially in summer. You may be surprised but cupcakes are literally one of the easiest things you can bake. You can go go for a simple white icing or go the mile like I have done and decorate to your hearts desire. If you use your imagination you could really go a long way and decorate the most cutest cupcakes ever.


Start by baking your cupcakes here is a simple recipe:


  • 110g/4oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
  • 110g/4oz caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g/4oz self-raising flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Preparation method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top, Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.


Decorating cupcakes takes a steady hand and a creative eye. There are many different ways to apply icing to a cupcake; it varies by baker and cupcake shop. If you have a favorite cupcake shop you’ll probably have a specific favorite way to decorate a cupcake. There are a few really great cupcake decorating photos that help make sense of how to frost a cupcake. These photos show different decorating tips: large round tip, open star, closed star, French tip.If you aren’t skilled at decorating cupcakes with butter cream frosting, you can add fondant toppings instead. Fondant circles will sit right on top of icing and can be decorated with different color fondant patterns. Because frosting works to attach toppings similar to sticky glue you can dip cupcakes into small bowls of sprinkles or colored sugar. Place a candy or chocolate covered treat in the middle for a final topping.

  • 140g/5oz butter, softened
  • 280g/10oz icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • few drops food colouring ( choose which ever ones you want )


  1. Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
  3. Stir in the food coloring until well combined.
  4. Place the mixture into a piping bag and pipe away.


Enjoy making your crafts and eating your cupcakes have a nice Summer and spread the word about my site too please 🙂

BubbleChef xx 🙂