Make it – Mango Seed Bird

Make it – Mango Seed Bird

It is the season of the king of fruits – Mangoes!! Eat away those delicious mangoes, but save the seeds! You can transform them into cute little birds! What you’ll need: Mango Seed – Washed and Dried Craft Feathers Craft Paper Googly Eyes Pipe Cleaner Wires Glue How to go about it: Wash and dry the mango seed thoroughly. Ensure that you dry the seed in the hot sun for at least 2 days and…

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Make with love – 21 YouTube Art and Craft Channels to look up for Creative Inspiration

Make with love – 21 YouTube Art and Craft Channels to look up for Creative Inspiration

Photo by Dragos Gontariu on Unsplash Many parts of our country are still in lockdown and we are all staying home – keeping ourselves and others around us safe. We are all definitely looking for things to keep our little ones engaged. One of the best ways to entertain and engage children while keeping them thinking actively is indulging in Art and Crafts. YouTube is an excellent guide to at-home art or craft activities with kids and the…

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Recycle Bits of Paper – Make Handmade Paper at home

Recycle Bits of Paper – Make Handmade Paper at home

Look around you? What is the one material that you find a lot of? Probably number 1 in waste. Plastic? Nope. It’s paper!! All those posters, notebooks, newspapers, boxes, books, tissue papers, craft papers – Paper is all around you! Recycling Paper Have you ever wondered if paper is recyclable? Yes. Paper can be recycled and is usually made from waste/used paper and wood pulp. Most kinds of paper can be recycled, however, some types…

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Make it! – Monochrome Art

Make it! – Monochrome Art

Is your child a somewhat reluctant artist? One of the techniques you can use to encourage children to explore their creative side was to offer only a single colour to complete an art work. You may think that using only one colour may bore kids, but I found that the opposite is true! The philosophy of single colour art, however, can be applied to kids (and adults) of all ages. Monochrome Art or Black and…

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Make It – Catch the Wind with a Wind Spinner

Make It – Catch the Wind with a Wind Spinner

It is spring and the weather is beautiful, what with the sunshine, intermittent rains, and cool evening breeze! The wind is all around us! Use this quick and entertaining way to experience wind energy using simple materials available at home and enjoy seeing it spin!! It turns in a light breeze or even by your breath, and in a steady moderate wind, it whirls impressively fast! Wind Spinners can be decorated to illustrate principles of optics…

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Frame those blooms – Pressed Flower Art

Frame those blooms – Pressed Flower Art

It’s spring! And with Spring come the flowers. Why not preserve the beauty of those flowers and use them in art? Pressed flowers preserve one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. Flower pressing is one of those classic childhood crafts that are enjoyable and help get us work with natural elements. This offers children an opportunity to observe flowers (or any of the things in nature) and learn to value them. Collect as many seed heads,…

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Agamograph – An exciting and incredible 3D Art Project using 2D Art

Agamograph – An exciting and incredible 3D Art Project using 2D Art

Do you know what an Agamograph is? No? Have you seen those amazing plastic-covered images that change when you move them? In this DIY, we will show you how to make them without the lenses and the plastic. And it is very easy to make! What is an Agamograph (also called Lenticulars) An Agamograph or Lenticular Art is composed of two (or even 3) images that changes when looked from different angles. It is named…

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Kick-start imagination – Make a fun picture collage!

Kick-start imagination – Make a fun picture collage!

Collage, as we all know, is making art with bits of paper. We can also extend collage to include pictures as well, instead of just pieces of paper. This fun activity can be offered to children even as young as 18 months! What’s more? You can use this activity as a learning tool or for plain wholesome fun! What you’ll need: Magazines / Newspapers Plain sheets of paper or a drawing book A pair of…

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Aboriginal Dot Art

Aboriginal Dot Art

Aboriginal art is art made by the indigenous people of Australia. This art is linked to religious ceremonies and all the painted patterns have meanings and tell stories. This art form is a visual language of simple dots and lines and is a tribal art, very similar to our own Bhil or Gond Art. This art is excellent for the child’s fine motor skills and definitely increases patience. It is also a great stress reliever…

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Fly High – So many Paper Planes you can make

Fly High – So many Paper Planes you can make

Lockdown is in place and we are all stuck indoors. While we would have taken off on a holiday, this summer we can only dream about flying off to holiday destinations. Let’s make the most of this time with family. Let your children’s imaginations fly high with this paper plane. Paper Planes (the simple version) are one of the easiest to make and most children start off Origami with this.  Here is a DIY of…

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