This holiday season, light up your greetings with light, literally. Here is a craft inspired by an ancient Indian festival celebrated by more than a billion people, “Diwali”. Popularly known as “Festival of Light” is one of India’s biggest and most celebrated holiday of the year. People decorate their house and light up rows of small clay lamps called “Diyas” which symbolize the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. We created a simple paper circuits to light up our greeting cards. Continue reading “Light Up Greeting Card”
The spinning ghost is a perfect activity to do with your kids during the Halloween season. Its easy and simple and doesn’t require much time and materials. It is made on the same aerodynamics principle as that of a paper helicopter. The way the paper ghost hands are cut and folded would make it spin as it falls, just like the way a helicopter blades spin.
Here is your friendly neighborhood Spiderman ! My kids loved the new Spiderman homecoming movie. It was entertaining and action packed. We hope they also got the message that there is no rush for kids to grow up fast and save the world. It’s fun to do things at the right age. With Spiderman, its always good to remember that with Great Power comes Great responsibility. Well, we didn’t have the spiderman power to crawl up those high buildings but used some magnet power to make a crawling spiderman craft. Continue reading “Wall Crawling Spiderman”
My younger son Tanmay is all praises for his teacher since the first day of his 1st grade. He came home and told me how fun it is to be in her class and how she has given each one of them a squishy ball to keep on their desk to play with while they are waiting for everyone else to get their work done.Isn’t that neat ? I am sure he is going to have an exciting school this year. Respect for all the teachers pouring their heart and time towards the betterment of each kid. So, with all that excitment, he wanted to make one right away himself and quickly gathered all the materials. Continue reading “DIY Spiderman Squishy Balls”
Do you remember when your kids played peek a boo while they were a baby and how joyful it was to watch them. In this adorable craft, me and my boys tried to create the same delightful moment. Here, a baby is playing peek a boo with his blanket. When you push the toy upward the baby would hide himself behind the blanket and when you would pull the toy downward, the baby would peek out of his blanket. Its a very simple and quick craft to make. Continue reading “Peek a Boo – A Dynamic Paper Craft”
My son had to make a leprechaun trap for his school project. After googling a bit, we came up with an idea to make it using the concept of simple machine , the pulley. It was pretty simple to make and easy to handle and demonstrate. My son was so happy with the finished project.
Have you ever wondered how does helicopter’s fly. In this simple science experiment we will make paper helicopters. I want the kids to explore how varying the size and shape of the blades and the weight of a paper helicopter affect the way the helicopter spins.
Today I would show you a very cute President Day craft to do with your little ones. It is a wig which looks like how Sir George Washington used to tie his hair.
Can you guess what it is made up of ? ..Yes , it’s a white paper bag. Aren’t these adorable ?
To make these you would need
White paper bag
A Black or Blue Ribbon
A Scissor, Pencil and Glue
Cut the paper bag along the dotted lines as shown in the images below.
Tie the loose strips of the paper in the back side of the paper bag with the ribbon. It would look like how George Washington used to tie his hair in the back.
Use thin strips of the leftover paper to make curls in the front. Roll the paper strip on a pencil and leave it for few minutes. Glue them in the front side of the wig in layers to look like curled up hair.
Let the little people in the house adorn them but make sure they don’t start making rules of the house.