A Diya (divaa, deepa, deepam, or deepak) is an oil lamp usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils. Clay diyas are often used temporarily as lighting for special occasions. But this Diwali we will make Floating Diyas. These kundan diyas are perfect to lighten up the festive season but can be used all year around too!Read More
Diwali is a joyful celebration and many of its symbols – candles and lights, rangoli and flowers – make ideal subjects for working together with your children through crafts such as this one. Diwali is all about decoration then let’s decorate this Diya stand using the old Cds lying at home and make the “best out of waste”.Read More
You don’t have Clay, No Problem!! Ganesh Chaturthi is here and everybody is busy, preparing to welcome Lord Ganesha. Many homes are filled with the smell of yummy ‘ laddus’ and ‘modaks’ as these are his favorite. It is a tradition in many families to bring a lovely idol of Lord Ganesha to their house and pray to it. This festival is celebrated for ten days. Some people plan to make their idol in their homes while others buy…Read More
Tie-dyeing is a fun and creative way to add personality to clothing and fabrics. Using rubber bands or string, the material of the item to be dyed is bunched together to make different patterns, shapes and colors. There are a variety of simple patterns you can try, from spirals to mirror patterns. Here’s how you and the kids can easily make one at home.Read More
Holi, the Festival of colours is here, and we bet that you can actually see and smell the excitement around you – in the colorful flowers blooming everywhere, the bright sun and the awesome weather that makes us all so cheerful! Holi is one of the oldest Hindu festivals. It marks the celebration of spring that says goodbye to winters. Earlier, Holi colors used to be made from flowers of ‘tesu’ or ‘palash’ tree and so, were called…Read More
Animals, trees and the great outdoors – all brought indoors for those times when you just can’t get the kids out! Children will go on some wild adventures in the forest right from the living room floor. Here’s how you can create your very own jungle at home. Supplies needed 1. Plastic module of wild animals 2. Foam which is used in decorations. 3. Decoration grass 4. Fevicol 5. Mud 6. Half thermocol sheet Instructions: 1….Read More
Are you frustrated when store bought playdough/clay dries out? Surely, you are tired of buying something that can be easily made at home? With several household ingredients, you can not only save money but also create a fun activity. This easy project is fun for kids. The clay can be moulded into many different shapes for an endless number of crafts during summer break. Homemade clay recipes are perfect for modeling clay projects or other clay crafts. And making clay and playdough is easy and fun!Read More
Finding meaningful ways to engage children in becoming aware of and exploring their emotions is an important step towards raising confident, happy kids. This special crafting activity will help kids learn about emotions or how to engage themselves mindfully! This is just perfect to start practicing mindfulness with your kids. Read on for full instructions.Read More
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi), is a day to celebrate your siblings. Raksha Bandhan demonstrates in one small way how important sibling relationships are in Indian culture.
You do not need to be an expert craftsman to make a hand-made classic rakhi and you absolutely don’t need to go to a craft store in order to purchase material either, simply collect all the stuff lying at home mainly jute twine and you can make one yourself, sitting in the comfort of your own home!Read More
Monsoon season is the perfect time to teach students about the water cycle and what makes rain.
Science for kids does not need to be complicated. The simplest of things can be fun and educational. The water cycle model gives children a visual representation of the different stages of the water cycle and how they repeat over and over again.These creative and educational science activities are just what we need to cover the basic science skills.Read More