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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. Glue3. Scissors4. Glitter glue5. Cotton ball6. Ribbon7. PencilStep 1: Use the 12 inch side of the chart paper as the height...

Planets! Planets! and more Planets!

Stars, planets and galaxy in a free space. 'Elements of this image furnished by NASA'.
Astronomers working at Berkeley and Geneva have found nine new planets circling nearby stars. With this discovery, we now know of 50 extra-solar planets, also called exoplanets. That is a big increase from 41 planets last known five years ago.All these individual planets move in an orbit around a star, which is called their parent star. The astronomers estimate...

Bidriware

Pallo latke gori ko pallo latke…The music of this famous Rajasthani folk song filled the air at the Crafts Museum in New Delhi where I went one Monday afternoon. Sitting in the verandah were rows of people who had displayed their work. What work it was too! My heart soared looking at all the things that they had crafted.It...

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. ScissorsStep 1: Pick up wires that are not very thick, so that...

High Performance, Low Pollution

With the number of vehicles and industries growing at an alarming rate in India, pollution levels are also shooting up. Most of us go about our daily lives feeling the impact of pollution in smarting eyes and asthmatic sighs, but we do not do much beyond talking about it. But there are some people who are actually thinking of...

Make a Toy Periscope

Imagine going to watch a match starring your favourite teams and then not being able to see it properly. This could well be the case if you are seated at an uncomfortable spot.Instead of coming out of the stadium/field in a sour mood, carry your very own periscope to the next match.A periscope is an optical instrument that comes...

Which is the Most Abundant Fruit in India?

Mango orchards cover roughly 33% of the total area under fruit cultivation in India making it abundant fruit in the country.
Did you know that in India, mango orchards cover roughly 33 percent (1.08 million hectares) of the total area under fruit cultivation? In a hectare of land you can grow thousands of trees. And each tree bears, thousands of fruit! I will leave it to you to calculate how many mangoes the country produces! It's no wonder that the...

Underwater Terminator

It is not an animal or disease. It is a collective name given to plants, which live underwater. Algae do not have specialised body parts such as roots, stems and leaves. They range in size from very tiny cells to 30 metre long weeds. A special characteristic of algae is that they multiply very fast.US researchers recently identified the algae,...

Plasticine Candle Stand

Before you begin making the candle stand, spread some sheets of newspaper so that you do not dirty the floor.The things you need:1. Plasticine2. Old newspaper3. Steel bowlStep 1: Flatten plasticine to make a circle. Cut a perfect circle using the rim of the steel bowl.Step 2: Roll some plasticine in a cylindrical shape.Step 3: Place it vertically in...

Pencil stand of Bangles

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:1. Old bangles 2. Adhesive 3. Cardboard4. Scissors 5. PencilStep 1: Collect bangles of different colours but of the same size.Step 2: Use a bangle to draw a circle on the cardboard piece. Cut it.Step...

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