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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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Decorate Bindis

Decorate Bindis

Decorate Bindis [Illustrations by Anup Singh] Look for old bindis lying in your house and give them a new look. The things you need: Plain bindis of different colours and sizes Tiny beads of different colours 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....

Pencil stand of Bangles

Pencil stand of Bangles

Pencil stand of Bangles [Illustrations by Anup Singh] If you have old bangles lying around in the house that nobody wears, you can use them to make a pencil stand for your desk. The things you need: Old bangles Adhesive Cardboard Scissors Pencil Step 1: Collect bangles of different colours but of the same size. Step 2: Use a bangle to draw a circle on the cardboard piece....

Make a Balloon Mask

Make a Balloon Mask

Things you need: Make a Balloon Mask [] A big balloon Adhesive Bowl of water Poster colours, sketch pen, paint brushes A knife Thread A screwdriver An old newspaper. Step1 Blow the balloon and tie it with a string. Then draw a line on it with a sketch pen, dividing the balloon into two equal halves. Step 2 Now tear the newspaper into small bits. Dip the torn bits in water and place them on any one side of the balloon....

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

How do we make sure that our favourite person stays by our side at most times? Simple – we frame their photographs and keep them in a place where we can always see them. What fun if we could make the photo frames too! And it is not at all difficult. Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame [Illustration by Jaykrit] The things you need: Ice Cream sticks. Adhesive....

Paper Plate Masks

Paper Plate Masks

During Dussehra it seems that Rama and Ravana come down to earth. In every street there are children who wear masks of these characters and enact the story. Would you like to make your own masks and do the same? Paper Plate Masks [Illustrations by Shiju George] You will need: Paper plate, paints, pencil, eraser and thread. Step 1: Draw the face of the character on the backside of the paper plate and colour it....

Matchstick Models

Matchstick Models

Matchstick Models [Illustrations by D.K. Sharma] “Science, in essence, is a viewpoint — a worldview, an ability to critically examine phenomenon. It is an ability to see patterns, structures, sequences, trends, commonalities, regularities and generalities — in short, an ability to perceive and discover an order in the universe. From this point of view, every object is a piece of scientific apparatus and every child a budding scientist.” — Arvind Gupta,...

Here comes the Mango

Here comes the Mango

Here comes the Mango [Illustrations by Shiju George] Set everyone’s stomach growling with your irresistable, yummy look. All you need is: Two Cardboard Sheets. Two White Chartpapers. Water Colours. Paint Brush. Two meter yellow ribbon. Scissors, pencil and eraser. Step 1: Paste a white chartpaper on to a cardboard sheet. Draw the shape of a mango and cut it....

Bunny Rabbit

Bunny Rabbit

If you wish to make a toy at home that does not take much time, then try this. It looks cute and can be added to your soft toy collection. The things you need: Fused bulb Cotton Adhesive Black pepper corns Velvet paper or the Indian ‘Bindi’ Scissors Step 1: Take a bulb and stick cotton on it, covering it completely. Give additional padding of cotton for the mouth of the rabbit. Step 2: Cut out the cotton in the shape of rabbit ears and stick them to the rabbit’s head....

Joy of Making Indian Toys

Introduction The best thing a child can do with a toy is to break it. The next best thing is to make it. This book is about toys which children can make and break freely. The low cost or rather no-cost toys documented in the book are the everyday playthings of millions of Indian children, past and present. Joy of Making Indian Toys [Illustrations by D. K. Sharma] Strictly speaking, most of the toys documented here do not have a technical or standard name....

Make your Own Trophy

Make your Own Trophy

Make your Own Trophy [Illustrations by Shinod AP] 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: Thermacol sheet Plain paper Adhesive 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....

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