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Alpana

Thousands of years ago when humans did not know how to read and write he communicated by means of drawing pictures. The walls of caves where early man lived, whether it was in India or France, have been found to be full with primitive drawings. The art of alpana, practised by Indian women for centuries, is one such form...

Eco-friendly Holi Colours

There was a time when the colours that were used by people to play Holi were taken from nature - from flowers. Why not revive those memories this time. Use natural colours to paint the town red!The things you need:1. Tesu flowers: Half a kilogram 2. StrainerStep 1: Dried tesu flowers are readily available in the market. You can look...

Kappu has a Bath

Kappu maharaj sat in a tub Splashing water left, right and above Papa sat rubbing his legs While Mama poured water on the head.Together they wrapped Their baby in a towel One dried his hair And the other gave him a massage.

Kappu wants to Draw

Kappu wants to Draw
Pencil, paper, crayons and pen Get them all to Kappu's den Spread the paper on the floor For little maharaj wants to draw.Two lines here and four lines there Zig-zig patterns and a circle in pairs Kappu scribbled on all the sheets Till it was time for him to sleep.

Decorating with Popcorns

If you are tired of eating popcorns try something new: decorate your room with them. This is how you can do it.All you need is:1. A thorny stem of a plant or a bush.2. Popcorns.3. A bowl.Step1: Pick up a thorny stem from a plant or a bush - if it has leaves, remove them.Step2: Put a popcorn on...

Table Mat

You can make mats of varying sizes and colours and give them as souvenirs to your friends.The things you need:1. Pieces of old cloth2. AdhesiveStep 1: Cut the cloth in three strips half-an-inch wide.Step 2: Hold the strips together and tie a knot at the end.Step 3: Plait the strips until you get a length of half-a-metre.Step 4: Now...

Make Your Own Slippers

Most of us have slippers to wear inside the house and a different pair for outside use. So why not make your very own slip-ons that make you feel as if you are walking on clouds?The things you need:1. The soles of any old pair of slippers. 2. A sheet of foam (1/2 inch thickness) 3 Cotton or flannel cloth (one...

Colourful Streamers

A simple way to make shining, colourful streamers.The things you need:1. Sheets of thin, coloured paper 2. ScissorsStep 1: Make three folds in the paper as shown in the figure.Step 2: Make slits at regular intervals all along the length of the paper (L1) without cutting the opposite length (L2).Step 3: Now repeat the same procedure making slits from L2...

Cloud No. Nine

This is your chance to celebrate with a lot of people so don't let it go and quickly get dressed as a cloud.All you need is:1. One Cardboard Sheet.2. White Chartpaper.3. Water Colours.4. Paint Brush.5. Scissors, pencil and eraser.Step 1: Paste the white chartpaper on to the cardboard sheet. Draw the shape of a cloud and cut it.Step 2:...

Make a Card of Webbed Veins

The leaves of the peepal tree have a beautiful shape - they taper to a needle-point. And when these green leaves brush against each other, they constantly make a rustling sound and attract everyone's attention.Even when the leaves dry, leaving behind a webbed skeleton of veins, they look grand - grand enough to be made into greeting cards.The things...

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