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DIWALI CRAFTS….de-stressing after a busy week!

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It’s DIWALI eve people, and although a muted one because of the weather, we are hoping you’re having a good time!

It’s also CRAFT DAY today & we’ve put together 2 creative tutorials just apt for this festive season, and these will keep you indoors, yet happily busy with your little ones for hours

1. Throwing away plastics isn’t a great idea, especially when you can make TEALIGHT HOLDERS like these. Aren’t these sparkly ones absolutely delightful??

TEALIGHT HOLDERS

TEALIGHT HOLDERS

2. Visiting a friend’s place & don’t have a wrapping paper or gifting paper around?? Then make these quick & smart GIFTING CONES, perfect for chocolates, sweets and little knick-knacks

GIFTING CONES

GIFTING CONES

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PAPER LANTERNS this Diwali, brighter & merrier aren’t they?

Paper Lanterns

Paper Lanterns

Diwali or Deepavali, as the festival is called in certain parts of India, is aptly described as the ‘Festival of Lights’. After all, what would it be without that brightness to it, or the splash of color everywhere!

Our craft for today, focuses on this important aspect, the LIGHT that shines through in this festival, through these elegant and beautiful PAPER LANTERNS that are easy to make with your children, and one that they will be so happy to contribute to and participate in.

If you’ve been an 80’s & 90’s child, then these are definitely something you must have experimented with your siblings, and now is the right time to make these with your kids as well.

Materials:

-cylindrical glasses or vases
-colored cardstock
-colored tissue paper
-ruler
-pencil
-scissors
-double-sided tape
-tea light or votive candle

Instructions

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Step 1

Step 1- Measure the height and circumference of your glass and cut a piece of tissue paper that is the same height and 1/4″ wider than your measurement. Put a strip of double-sided tape down the length of your glass and wrap the tissue paper around, securing both ends onto the tape.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2- Measure and cut a piece of colored card stock that is 1″ taller and 1/2″ wider than your glass measurement. Fold the cardstock in half lengthwise and starting at the fold line, make a series of cuts that are approximately 1/2″ to 1″ apart, making sure to stop about 1″ from the edge.

Step 3

Step 3

Step 3– Unfold the cardstock and stick pieces of double sided tape along the top and bottom, and all along one of the short edges. Wrap around your glass, lining up the top and bottom of the glass with the top and bottom of the cardstock. Finally, light a candle and carefully insert it into the glass.

Make as many of these Paper Lanterns as you like, and watch while your entire house is lit up brilliantly.

 

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A PHOTO COLLAGE ALPHABET, allows your kid to express ownership. DIY it now!

Children everywhere love a sense of ownership, something that says, THIS BELONGS TO THEM. With this ownership, also comes a sense of responsibility for everything that they own. Allow your child to express their individuality and ownership in something that they have made themselves, a DIY PHOTO COLLAGE ALPHABET.

Try this super-easy, collage project that your kid can make themselves. Print their baby pictures and milestone photographs and then have the children glue them to a thermocol/ cardboard/ wood initial of their first name. Glue the photos in place, and then complete the collage with stickers and decorative tape.

Follow the step-by-step pictorial for details;

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DIY SILHOUETTE ANIMAL PAINTINGS to brighten up your kids bedroom

 

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All children love seeing what they’ve done, their art work displayed on their bedroom walls. SILHOUETTE PAINTINGS are super easy to create and makes for great and interesting artwork, and can brighten up your child’s playroom walls. Make these animal silhouettes yourself or download free samples from the net, and you are ready to go!

Follow the step-by-step pictorial for instructions.

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Source- Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails

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A simple GANESHA DIY tutorial for your little ones!

‘Ganesha is the most loved god among the Hindus. His large head invites us to think BIG. His large ears and small mouth remind us to listen more and talk less. His single tusk represents the importance of holding on to the good and eliminating the bad. His large belly—necessary to digest all the world has to offer. Let these teachings become your mantra.’

Make this wonderful little Ganesha idol as show in http://induviduality.com with your little kids and watch them remember this auspicious day in a special way every year

ganesh tutorial