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Tin Can Lantern

This lovely lantern provides a safe way to carry candles around. This activity needs some planning but the result is well worth it - whether it is to parade outside or to give a spooky feel to a night-time picnic. Read on ...

Pencil stand of Bangles

Need a stand to keep your pens and pencils? Make use of the old bangles that you have probably forgotten about. Read on ...

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Plasticine Candle Stand

Candle stands can be made in a variety of ways. Here is one that I made as a child and believe me it is great fun. Read on ...

Jumbo Mask

Paper plates are extremely handy. They are not only a good substitute for normal plates, they can be turned into excellent masks! Read on ...

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Earrings

How often is it that you want to do something different? Something that is unconventional? Sometimes - Yes! Well, this is what you can do. Read on ...

Make a Toy Periscope

If you want to look out of the window but cannot reach it, use a periscope. Read on ...

Plan your Calendar

Calendars you would have seen many but a one like this is a little different. It is multipurpose having a planner and a timetable but the difference is that you will need to make one to possess one. Read on ...

Consequences

This game can be played anywhere if you have a paper and a pen/pencil. Ofcourse the more the people the better it becomes. Read on ...

One Act Play

A simple play that you can perform this New Year and have loads of fun. Read on ...

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Santa Mask

On the eve of Christmas all children sleep in the excitement of waking up to find gifts. Would you also like to become Santa and give some gifts to your loved ones? Read on ...

Cap your Scissors

It so often happens that when you need to use the scissors they cannot be found. This is because there is no particular place assigned to them. Make this special pocket for your scissors. Read on ...

Colourful Streamers

Be it a birthday party, a festival or a craft class - you can make streamers for all occasions and within minutes! Read on ...

Decorating with Popcorns

A great snack, popcorns are always welcome no matter what time of the day it is. It's good to eat and perhaps interesting to be used for decoration too. Read on ...

The Unbreakable Match

A wooden match or toothpick is wrapped in a handkerchief and broken by a volunteer. At your command, it is restored into one piece! Read on ...

The Magnetic Knife

A magician should be able to perform magic anywhere he goes! This one is good for your dining table. Read on ...

Challenge Knot Tie

Challenge your friends to tie a knot in a piece of rope without letting go of the ends. None of them will be able to do it, but you will! Read on ...

Suji ka Halwa (Semolina Sweet)

While I am writing about this delicious sweet, it's making my mouth water. But I guess I will have to wait till evening to get back home and eat it. Read on ...

Marbles Teach

Sometimes what seems like a very difficult concept in your text book, can be easily understood through the play way method. Perform this simple experiment and understand what momentum is. Read on ...

Try out Batik

Batik kurtas, wall hangings, handkerchiefs, bed spreads - almost anything can be dyed using the batik technique of dyeing. Batik is an art, go ahead, try it out... Read on ...

Bookmarks

Imagine your favourite book with its page corners folded by a lazy person who does not care if the book gets spoilt. Do you care? Then make a bookmark yourself. Read on ...

Make your own Salt

If you ever go towards north Gujarat, you can see fields filled with water. There is no vegetation; the farmers here make salt. How do they make salt? Try out this experiment. Read on ...

Paper Chains

Bright coloured paper chains always look cheerful. This Diwali, let your imagination run wild and create your own decorations. Read on ...

Flowers

Want to give someone a gift that makes them happy because it is the result of a great brainwave? Try making flowers out of egg cartons... Read on ...

Sock Doll

These cotton sock creatures are perfect for decorating your shelves. Make a family of roly poly dolls from your old and worn socks. Read on ...

The Frog Prince

It's time to take a flying leap into fun with this creative frog puppet. Do you want to know how you can easily turn a simple and plain looking paper plate into a funny-faced prince charming? Read on ...

Marble Paper

If you are bored of writing letters on plain sheets, onion sheets or flowery sheets of paper, why not make a sheet with a brand new feel? Read on ...

Art on the Broomstick

You think it's time to throw away the old broomstick, but wait! You can create a lovely piece of art with it. Read on ...

Against the Law of Gravity

Newton defined the law of gravity, but you can defy it. Simply do this trick and you will take everyone by surprise. Read on ...

Christmas Decorations

Every Christmas, we go to the market to buy decorations for the christmas tree. But here we can tell you some exciting ways to make your own decorations from the things lying around. Read on ...

A Crib for Jesus

With a few things you can make an attractive crib for Jesus in your house. Here is how you can do it easily. Read on ...

Make your Own Trophy

Who doesn't like getting a prize, especially when it comes to children. The next time you organise any competition, give away special prizes in the form of trophies. Read on ...

Paper Lamp Shades

Hours of labour go into making the lamp shades that attract your attention in the showrooms. But if you like, you can make a lamp shade in just a few minutes. Read on ...

Decorate Eggs for Easter

Easter was originally a festival to celebrate spring. A hen's egg, considered to be a sign of new life was decorated and gifted. Here are some ways to decorate your eggs for Easter. Read on ...

Let's Tango

Make a musical instrument out of odds and ends, and hear the robust twang! Read on ...

Weave The Thread

This intricate looking design is extremely simple to make. Try it out and surprise your friends and family. Read on ...

Shake a Shaker

These shakers are perfect for keeping in rhythm - and have everyone shake to the music. Read on ...

Festive Bow and Arrow

Think of the characters of the Ramayana and you automatically think of the bows and arrows they carried. So make your friendly bow and arrow this Dussehra. Read on ...

Painting Pots

Lights and lamps have always been a part of Diwali decoration. This time may be you can give a new look to your house by decorating the pots in which the plants grow. Read on ...

Game of Shapes

Want to play a new game? Better still, want to make the game yourself? Read on ...

Make Your Own Slippers

Ever thought about making slippers at home? It's not difficult at all and you will love them for their comfortable feel. Read on ...

Here comes the Mango

Come summers and the markets get flooded with delicious and irresistable mangoes that attract everyone's attention. You can also do the same, just become a mango! Read on ...

Cone Caps

It's party time, so why not make the pointed caps that everyone loves to fool around in, thinking of clowns and wizards. Read on ...

Glove Puppet

How many pairs of old socks have you torn and thrown away? Surely there are still some where the thread has run or that have become too small. Don't throw them, instead, turn a pair of plain ol' socks into funky puppets. Creativity and imagination is all you need. Read on ...

The Green Family

How about trying your hand at gardening - just a little something to decorate your house? All it takes is some water and sunshine, and a few days of watering the plants, to have a small family take root in your home! Read on ...

A Bus of Your Own

Yes! Make a shiny new bus out of materials that may find their way into the dustbin. Read on ...

Mobile Decorations

Mobiles can be hung on the doorway, on top of a child's crib and even inside the house. Here is a simple way to make one. Read on ...

Door Decor

Rangoli or floor decorations are a regular feature of festivals and other occasions. How about decorating the door too? Read on ...

Sand Flower Vase

An empty glass bottle looks lonely. Why not convert it into a flower vase so that it can have flowers for friends? Read on ...

Decorate Bindis

Bindis are a part of a girl's accessories and there is no dearth of the designs that are available. Do you want to be creative too? Read on ...

Instant Bunny

No fancy materials, no elaborate steps - these bunnies won't take you more than two minutes to make. Read on ...

Forever Floating

Do you want to make boats that float forever? It is very simple. Find out how. Read on ...

Steamer

Paper boat races are much heard of. How about a steamer race? Make a steamer with waste material and enjoy racing! Read on ...

Recycled Telephone Books

For those of you who have finished your exams, don't throw away your old notebooks. You can use the plain sheets of your notebook to make a telephone diary. Read on ...

Make a Sachet

Have you seen those fancy, traditional potli kind of bags? The markets are flooded with them in different patterns and colours. You know, you can make them yourself too. Read on ...

Coffee Time

Surprise your family by giving them coffee mugs that are made especially for them. Everytime they have coffee, they will think of you. Read on ...

My Hut

Paper huts are not only easy to make, but you can get two different looks from one hut itself. Read on ...

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

Every time you eat an ice cream keep its stick, for you can use it to make an attractive photo frame. Read on ...

Burst the Balloon

Magic is fun to do and fun to see, but it requires a lot of practice and concentration. Read on ...

Eat the Candle

Do you want to enthrall your audience and make a strong impact with your magic? Perform this simple trick and stun your audience! Read on ...

Tie-and-Dye Scarf

The best part about tie-and-dye is that there are innumerable ways of doing it and each pattern is unique. Here is one that is easy and looks good. Read on ...

Make a Card of Webbed Veins

What happens when every bit of the peepal leaf's green vanishes - and only the intricate network of veins remains? It's a perfect opportunity to make a card-painting. Read on ...

Blow a Puppet

Next time you blow a balloon, just don't leave it with a knot. Give it features and turn it into a balloon puppet. Read on ...

Candle Stand

Do you want to be prepared for a power cut? Or do you simply want to watch the shadows thrown on the wall by a candle? Why not make a candle stand? Read on ...

Pom Pom Balls

All of us have played with balls made out of plastic, rubber and leather. How about trying out a new one? Read on ...

Letter Holder

You are wearing your new shoes but the shoebox remains. Make a wonderful letter holder out of it. Read on ...

Bunny Rabbit

Don't throw away the fused bulb. You can use it to make an interesting bunny rabbit. It's simple. Read on ...

Towel Ring

It's fun to make, looks attractive and is quite handy to have in your bathroom. You can also gift it. Read on ...

Personalised T-Shirts

Express your love to your friends and loved ones through a T-shirt. Some ways in which you can do it. Read on ...

Make Orchids at Home

A simple way to make orchids which will look as fresh as real ones but only you will know that they are not. Read on ...

Poppy Doll

Did you ever think that you could use poppy flowers to make the sweetest looking dolls? Well, then you should try. Read on ...

Table Mat

No money is required to make these mats and they add loads of colour to your house. Make as many as you want in varying sizes and use it almost everywhere. Read on ...

Paper Fan

During the summer months, when the electricity goes it becomes unbearable to sit in the heat and that is when the paper fans come in handy. Read on ...

Unusual Fish

What you are going to make is a unique fish. It can only survive on land. Water is a complete No-No. So make sure that you don't leave it in water. Read on ...

Twinkling Stars

Millions of stars spangle the sky every night. To reach out to the stars in the sky is difficult but surely you can have them. Just pick up a piece of paper and try this. Read on ...

Its your day to Rain

As the summer sun becomes intense, the rain brings joy and relief to the people. You could bring that same cheer. Read on ...

Cloud no. 9

Welcome everyone to cloud no. nine with your arms wide open because that's where people reach when something makes them really happy. Read on ...

Be Bubbly

If you go to a park or a zoo, you are likely to find a vendor blowing bubbles in the air. One after the other, sometimes it's all bubbles around him. You, too, can do the same. Read on ...

Papier mache Club

Want to play Hanuman this Dussehra? Make yourself a swinging club and explore your acting potential! Read on ...

Paper Plate Masks

Every other street in India has budding child actors enacting the Ramlila with great gusto - and masks are an important element of their make-up. You can make those masks at home. It's simple. Read on ...

Paper Bag Tiger

Hey, don't throw away the paper bags in your house. You can make interesting things with them. Read on ...

Interesting labels

Want to present your food in a better way? Here is one way to do so. Read on ...

Silhouette cards

Know what a silhouette is? Well, we have made one here so why don't you find out! Read on ...

Danglers for your Car

A simple way to make a beautiful dangler for your car. Read on ...

The Walnut Tortoise

When you eat a walnut what do you do with the shell- Simply throw it away? How about making a toy with it? Read on ...

Find The Twins

Help the twin cubs find each other. Read on ...

Finger Puppet

A few bits of paper, some crayons and some adhesive -- that is all you need to make this puppet. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 8

The letter H has more hidden facets to it than we thought it did. All you need is a little imagination. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 7

The magic man tried to do something with the letter H. And look what he found. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 6

Sudheer is very fond of the letter S. See what he has made out of it this time. Read on ...

Make Your Own Friendship Band

A wonderful gift to give to a friend. You can make it so very easily, at home. Read on ...

Kolam

Make exciting floor designs with dots. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 4

See how drawing a monkey can be child's play. Read on ...

Make your Own Games and Toys

The Magnetic Fish Bowl This unusual fishing game is simple to assemble and great fun to play. And you won't have to worry about pulling poor live fish out of the water. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 3

Which number hides the shape of a duck? Find out. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 2

Which letter hides the shape of a cat? Find out now and draw it.. Read on ...

Easy to Draw -- 1

Draw the letter q and make a squirrel out of it. In six easy steps, Sudheer Nath shows you how. Read on ...

Stage Surprises - a party game

Here’s a great game when you have several kids around. Whether it's two children at home or ten at a birthday party ... Read on ...

Make a Balloon Mask

Make the face of a devil or a doll, a fairy or a clown. It's easy. You can do it... Read on ...

Make your own Cards

It's Mother's Day on May 14th. Make a card for your mother with vegetables. Read on ...

The Magical Paper Pipe Stand

Make it yourself. It's fun time with old objects, scissors, glue... and a great idea. So do it. Read on ...

Rainbow Flowers

So you want to "see" flowers having a drink? Here's an exciting activity shows it happen. Read on ...

Joy of Making Indian Toys

Here are some very simple toys for you -- make and break them as you please! And learn the scientific principles behind them too... Read on ...

Peanut Puppets

Yes. Make puppets out of peanuts. Sounds nutty! But it's lots of fun. Read on ...

Dot 2 Dot

Discover what's hidden behind the jumble of numbers. All you have to do is join the various numbers or alphabets in ascending order using a pencil. You will soon unearth the hidden image. Read on ...

Play with Maps

Looking at different maps we saw different shapes and faces. South America looked like the side of a man's face. Italy looked like a shoe. Test your imagination on the eight maps we have provided. You can download and print them. You never know what you might find! Read on ...

Doll-making

Make a cotton doll for your younger brother. Or, a Neem doll for the kitchen. Read on ...

Matchstick Models by Arvind Gupta

Here are some exciting experiments and toys for your creative minds. To be a part of them, you only need things like matchsticks, buttons, etc., which you might already be having in your possession. Follow the exercises and see, for instance, how a match box becomes a 'magic box'. And what's more, you can discover some of the most important scientific principles this way!So just go ahead and let the scientist in you take over... Read on ...

Little Toys

Here are more toys from Arvind Gupta. Check them out! Read on ...

Eco-friendly Holi Colours

Synthetic colours have taken prominence over natural colours for they are readymade and easy to use. This time around, play Holi the traditional and ecological way - with flowers. Read on ...

 
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