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Kid's Craft Ideas: National Craft Day 2019

by on 27/02/2019 16238

Hosted annually by the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation, 2019 marks the 17th time we are celebrating National Craft Day (Hari Kraf Kebangsaan). From 28th February to 11th March, the general public is invited to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex to discover the diversity of Malaysian cultures through handicrafts. The exhibition will immerse visitors in a visual treat revolving around the concept of “Culturizing Craft in Lifestyle” – a concept to help preserve and reinforce the skills and knowledge of traditional crafts in our daily urban spaces.


Local artisans will be invited to showcase their talent and get the recognition they deserve for protecting the cultural heritage of the country. A robust array of handcrafted wares, both traditional and modern contemporary, will be displayed and sold. Works in this exhibition will range from functional to representational forms including home furnishings, garden decorations, jewellery and accessories. There will also be a lineup of live demonstrations and performances in the schedule.


Highlights include:


  • Exhibition and sale of products crafted from bamboo, rattan, leaves, beads, wood, metal, fabric and clay, as well as traditional foods.
  • Demonstrations of woven crafts and traditional foods (pulut udang [Perlis], apam pasang [Perak], kuih kelupis [Sabah], dodol kukus [Pahang], etc).
  • Performances including drums, cultural dances, music and chants.
  • Knowledge sharing sessions about entrepreneurship, market info, finance and business basics, and success stories in the craft industry.
  • Experiential opportunities to get involved in hands-on workshops and games.      


Venue: Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex

Location: 5, Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Date: 28th February to 11th March 2019

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.




Meanwhile, celebrate National Craft Day with one of these easy DIY projects:


1.       Batik Cloth Napkin (Glue-resist technique)



Image: Candice Ashment Art and The Outlaw Mom


The original hot wax-resist batik dyeing technique will be replaced with white glue to make it child-friendly.



- Cotton cloth

- Glue

- Acrylic paint

- Hot water



i.   Draw motifs with glue. Set aside to dry.

ii.  Paint over using diluted acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

iii. Soak the cloth in a tub of hot water for up to 30 minutes. Gently scrub away the glue to reveal batik design.



2.       Wau Bulan (Malaysian Moon-kite) Paper Mobile


Image: Juice Online




- Cardstock

- Scissors

- String

- Coloured pencils



i.   Draw Malaysian moon-kites in different sizes.

ii.  Personalize with motifs of choice and fill with colour. Cut them out.

iii. Connect the kite units with strings to assemble the mobile.




3.       Anyaman Tikar (Woven Mat)



Image: Artful INKables Blog


This is a basic weave technique using ribbons instead of the traditional screwpine leaves or bamboo.



- Cardstock

- Ribbons

- Tape



i.   Tape ribbons along two sides of the cardstock.

ii.  Interweave the ribbons, over and under.

iii. Tape the ends to the back of the card.



4.       Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppetry)


Image: Ann Arbor Art Center


- Cardstock

- Scissors

- Brads

- Coloured pencils

- Tape

- Popsicle sticks


i.   Draw and cut puppet.

ii.  Fill with colour.

iii. Attach the body parts together with brads.

iv. Stick popsicle sticks to the mobile parts.



Keeping Future Generations Thinking About Art   

Continue inspiring children to learn about art, nurture their creative talents and sharpen their skills with dynamic art classes brought to you by:


Art & Bonding

22-3, Jalan 25/70A, 
Desa Sri Hartamas, Sri Hartamas 
Kuala Lumpur 50480 


MY Art Studio

D-2-1, Capital 4, Oasis Square, 
No.2, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Oasis Damansara, 
Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47301 


MY Craft Studio

18C, SS22/21, Damansara Jaya 
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47400 
012-222 7831 / 012-451 0105


Allegro Music & Arts

91B & 91C Lorong Mamanda 1 
Ampang Point (above Hong Leong Bank) 
Ampang, Selangor 68000 


Edenland Centre

No. 11A-1, Jalan Perdana 2, 
Taman Segar Perdana, 
Cheras, Selangor 43200 
017-270 0199


Picco Artisto Workshop

69A, Jalan Bandar Rawang 2 
Bandar Baru Rawang 
Rawang, Selangor 48000 


Pandora Artisto Workshop

52A-1, Jalan Rimbunan Raya, 
Laman Rimbunan 
Kepong , Kuala Lumpur 52100 
017-628 8336 / 03-6250 0290