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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11 Ideas for Make and Do Fun with Newspapers

11 Ideas for Make and Do Fun with Newspapers

Do you have a stack of newspapers that you want to upcycle and repurpose? Here is our compilation of awesome DIY projects that you can create with newspapers! Build Newspaper Structures From CraftingAGreenWorld Newspaper Bouquet From PopSugar Newspaper Flowers from RedTartArt Newspaper Basket From HowAboutOrange Newspaper Photo Frames from SavedByLoveCreations Newspaper Gift Bags From RedTartArt Newspaper Envelopes From KanelStrand Newspaper Art from StudioSeena’s Blog Make your own paper Making paper by hand at home is a…

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Art and Craft Supplies for a Creative Summer – The Complete Guide

Art and Craft Supplies for a Creative Summer – The Complete Guide

Team KidEngage is happy to share this complete guide to Art and Craft supplies for a creative summer with your children.These materials are categorized based on their purpose, so you can store and keep them organized in separate boxes. You don’t need everything on this list. But if you’re looking to stock your art supply cupboard, this should help you get started.

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Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Drawing a rangoli (or kolam) outside the house is an early morning routine many of us engage in.  Rangoli is an ancient and traditional Indian art form that embodies beauty and auspiciousness. Rangoli art consists of decoration and patterns made with chalk or rangoli coloured powder and can be embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. It is a safe, beautiful and expressive tool that transcends age, language, and cultural barriers and is a…

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Get the greens in – How to Make a Kid-Friendly DIY Terrarium!

Get the greens in – How to Make a Kid-Friendly DIY Terrarium!

Terrariums are a great craft for kids because they are fun in all stages of development. Picking out plants, containers and little figurines to go inside can be just as fun as making the terrarium and watching it grow. What’s a terrarium, you say? A terrarium is a way of growing plants in an enclosed or partially enclosed container usually made of glass or plastic. They are easy to establish and make a wonderful craft for bored kids at home during the summer. Read on for our easy terrarium DIY to learn how to make your own to keep or give away to your friends.

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#OrigamiDay – 20 Super awesome paper folding ideas for kids

#OrigamiDay – 20 Super awesome paper folding ideas for kids

Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (“folding”) and kami (“paper”). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a colored side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping, or even marking it. Origami as a craft has left an extensive paper trail across the globe!  Origami is fun and rewarding for both adults and children. These can be perfect rainy day (or any day) activities for children. 20…

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Kids’ Favorite Photos and DIY Keepsake Ideas – A story to read and a craft to make!

Kids’ Favorite Photos and DIY Keepsake Ideas – A story to read and a craft to make!

Photos evoke memories, and make for wonderful gifts. Here’s a great picture book to read with your child, and a fun DIY Keepsake idea to spend some constructive time together, and create more memories to look back on!

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Why Scissors And Paintbrushes Are Great For Your Child

Why Scissors And Paintbrushes Are Great For Your Child

One evening, after finishing my cup of coffee, I entered my room to fetch my phone to call my husband. To my surprise, the moment I opened the door, I ran into a handful of crayons lying on the floor. Two steps into the room and I realized that there was glitter all over my pillow and the pillow was very carefully placed on a short height stool! The paintbrushes on the window sill, craft…

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DIY: Learn to Make Floating Diyas with Kundans

DIY: Learn to Make Floating Diyas with Kundans

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!

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