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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:1. Fused bulb 2. Cotton 3. Adhesive 4. Black pepper corns 5. Velvet paper or the Indian 'Bindi' 6. ScissorsStep 1: Take a bulb and stick cotton on it, covering it completely....

The Unbreakable Match

All you need is:1. One handkerchief with a hem.2. Two wooden matches or toothpicks.Step 1: Hide a toothpick in the hem of a handkerchief. Display the handkerchief, and several other toothpicks you have brought with you. Then, have a volunteer point to one of the toothpicks.Step 2: Pick up the toothpick they chose, place it in the center of...

Decorate Eggs for Easter

Don't let this Easter pass by without enjoying an egg rolling competition. And for more fun, decorate the eggs.The things you need:1. Paints 2. Paint brushes 3. Wool 4. Coloured paper 5. Scissors 6. GlueStep 1: Pierce the egg at one end and drain the egg white and the yolk. You will have a hollow egg shell to decorate.Step 2: Paint the egg in...

Tie and Dye Scarf

This is just one way of making a scarf. The best part is that once you know the technique, you will be able to make different patterns by twisting, clipping, knotting or folding the cloth.The things you need:1. A plain white cotton cloth 2. Thick white cotton thread or elastic bands 3. A packet of 50 beadsStep 1: Wash the cloth...

Mobile Decorations

One of the advantages of a mobile decoration is that it can be gifted to a person of any age. Children love such amusing and colourful gifts, while adults can use it as a hanging anywhere in the house.The things you need:1. Card sheet of different colours 2. Cord 3. Broomsticks 4. Sketch pens 5. Scissors 6. AdhesiveStep 1: Fold the card sheet into...

Against the Law of Gravity

When an apple fell on Newton's head, he formulated the law of gravity. According to this law, every object is attracted towards the centre of the earth with a force called the gravitational force.But if Newton were to see this ring suspended in mid-air without any support, one wonders what he would have done.The things you need: 1. A ring 2....

Distress Signals the Leafy Way

Opuntia cactus at Galapagos island
Wondered how plants talk to each other? They do not have the same language as humans but they have their own ways. Recent research by scientists at Kyoto University, Japan, describes how the Lima bean plant protects itself and its neighbours from the spider mite or the red spider. It sends out clear distress signals. Its not like they...

Puppets on a String Dance Again

Vishnudas Bhave's puppets had to go through a long ordeal before they finally got to the right place and in the hands of the right people. It was not just a long journey but a tough one too.This story dates back to the year 1843, when the father of Marathi theatre, Vishnudas Bhave created his puppets, in Maharashtra's Sangli...

Art on the Broomstick

The vacations are round the corner and there needs to be some excitement every day. One imaginative way out is to make beautiful things out of waste material.The things you need:1. An old broomstick 2. Adhesive 3. Blade4. Thermocol sheet5. Black chart paper6. Scissors 7. Pencil, eraser, ruler and sharpenerStep 1: Stick the black chart paper on the thermocol sheet.Step 2: Draw...

Eat the Candle

Show everyone that you can eat a candle by performing this easy trick.The things you need:1. Banana 2. Knife3. A small candle 4. MatchboxStep 1: Take a banana and cut it in the shape of a rectangle as shown in the figure below. Place it in a standing position on a table and put a small candle on top of it....

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