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Range of art & craft activities for kids. Make cards, masks, gifts and toys using simple, even throw-away things… Crafts & art is fun, we’ll show you how

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Make your Own Trophy

Make your Own Trophy

Whether you are playing games, organising a painting competition or giving titles to all your friends, design trophies for all occassions. The things you need: 1. Thermacol sheet 2. Plain paper 3. Adhesive 4. Colours 5: Cutter 6: Scissor 7: Colouring brushes Step 1: Take a thermacol sheet and cut it out in any shape you want to make the upper half of the trophy. Step 2: Stick a piece of plain paper on it. With the help of adhesive or pins, mound it on a base. The base should be a block of thermacol so the trophy is relatively stable. Step 3: Write the name of the winner on the trophy base with the help of a sketch pen. Colour the trophy the way you want. Whenever you organise a game, give away a trophy to the...

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Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

  There are times when you want to give a special gift to a friend or family member and want them to know that you took a great deal of trouble to make it yourself. On days when you feel like that why not try making flowers that always bring a smile to the sternest of faces! How’s this for a great brainwave – flowers made of egg cartons… The things you need: 1. An empty egg carton 2. Poster colours 3. Brushes 4. Glue 5. Scissors 6. Thick straws Step 1: Cut one egg cup from the carton. Step 2: Make six to four cuts on the broad part of the cup. Step 3: Bend and curl the cuts in different ways. Your flower petals are ready and you can make a budding flower or a flower in full bloom by the way you arrange the ‘petals’. Step 4: Stick a thick straw to the bottom of the cup and the flower stem is ready. You could even...

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Instant Bunny

Instant Bunny

Fine towel material or flannel is is best for making bunny rabbits. However, you can use any cloth. Here we have used a handkerchief. The things you need: 1. Handkerchief 2. Rubber band 3. Three black and one red bindi or buttons Step 1: Take a handkerchief and start rolling it diagonally from one end. Step 2: Once completely rolled, fold into half and tie a rubber band two inches from the fold. Do you know what you have just made is a bunny rabbit? Well, there is one little thing that the bunny needs – his features. Step 3: Stick the two black bindis for the eyes and the third one for the nose. Now cut the red bindi into a half moon shape and stick it to make the bunny’s mouth. If you do not have bindis, use buttons. Your bunny is ready to hop, skip and...

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Decorate Bindis

Decorate Bindis

Look for old bindis lying in your house and give them a new look. The things you need: 1. Plain bindis of different colours and sizes 2. Tiny beads of different colours 3. Adhesive Step 1: Since bindis are small, you will have to decorate them very carefully. Choose the beads that go with the colour of the bindi and stick them in a way that they look attractive. Step 2: You can also take a smaller bindi and stick it on top of the bigger one. This will give you two layers. Then, decorate it with beads. Prepare a few bindis in different shapes, sizes and colours to match different...

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Jumbo Mask

Jumbo Mask

The theme for your next birthday party is Jungle Book and you want to have animal masks. Do you know it is very simple to make these masks at home, from material that is easily available at home. Try it out. The things you need: 1. Paper plate 2. Chart paper 3. Scissors 4. Adhesive 5. Paints 6. Paint brush 7. Ribbon Step 1: From the chart paper cut a strip of 1 inch x 20 inches and paint it. After the paint dries, roll this strip. What you have just made is the trunk of the elephant. Step 2: From the remaining chart paper cut out elephant ears. Paint the ears and leave them to dry. Step 3: Take the paper plate and cut out two holes in place of the eyes. Stick the trunk and the ears. Step 4: You are now ready to become a jumbo. Just make two holes on the side of the mask to tie a...

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Weave a Thread

Weave a Thread

This beautiful design board is perfect for your drawing room wall and extremely simple to make. The things you need: 1. Pin board 2. Small size nails 3. Hammer 4. Different coloured threads 5. Black cloth 6. pencil Step 1: Take a soft board and cover it with a black cloth. You can take any size you want. Step 2: With the help of a light coloured pencil draw out the pattern. Try to keep it simple if you are doing it for the first time. Step 3: Now hammer small sized nails on the pattern you have created. The nails should be placed at a distance of an inch from each other. Step 4: Start from one end of the pattern. Tie a knot in one of the nails and start weaving the thread randomly around the other nails. The point is that you have to fill the pattern with the help of threads. So aren’t you eager to try it out? Though it looks complicated and difficult,...

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Cone Caps

Cone Caps

Whether it’s your birthday party or your grandfather’s, it’s an ideal occasion to make the conical caps at home. Making them can be more exciting than buying them. The things you need: 1. Chart paper (12 inches x 18 inches) 2. Glue 3. Scissors 4. Glitter glue 5. Cotton ball 6. Ribbon 7. Pencil Step 1: Use the 12 inch side of the chart paper as the height and the 18 inch side as the base. Draw a wide triangle to get the cone shape. Step 2: Round the base as shown in the figure. Cut out the triangle. Step 3: Decorate the caps with glitter glue. If you do not have glitter glue then you can do spray painting or stick cutouts from old greeting cards. Step 4: Put a line of glue on one side of the triangle. Roll it in a cone shape. Stick the cotton ball on top of the cone. Step 5: Make two holes on the opposite ends at the base of the...

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Earrings

Earrings

Use wires to make some colourful, ethnic earrings. You’ll be amazed at what a little imagination can do to things. But don’t let these ideas restrict you. Let your imagination carry you to greater depths of creativity. Things you need: 1. Thin wires 2. Paint 3. Colourful beads 4. Coloured wool 5. Adhesive 6. Scissors Step 1: Pick up wires that are not very thick, so that it can go through someone’s ear-hole. Twist the wire in different kinds of patterns and paint it. You could also use electrical wires with a plastic jacket. Simply strip a portion of the jacket so that there is no problem inserting it into the wearer’s ear-hole. Step 2: Try to make some earrings with coloured wool and beads. Wound wool around the wire. Step 3: Make a knot at one end of the wire and string a bead. Turn the other end in a U-shape and the earrings are ready to be...

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