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Door Decor

Come Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas or the New Year people always hang torans above the doors of their houses. Toran is a bit of decoration made with leaves or flowers or even paper. Nowadays, toran are also made of plastic. People from various parts of India make torans differently. But this is how a traditional toran is usually made: The things...

Towel Ring

The things you need: 1. Plain cotton cloth (18 inches by 18 inches) 2. Cardboard 3. Needle and thread 4. A plastic or iron ring 5. Foam or cotton 6. Wool, sketch pens/fabric paints, 7. Adhesive Step 1: With the help of a thread and needle, do a running stitch at the edges of the cloth. Let the stitches be spaced out. Do not knot the thread...

Adal-Badal: The Exchange

It was the hour of twilight on the day of the Holi festival. A group of village boys, gathered under a neem tree, were playing, throwing dust at one another. Amrit and Isab came walking arm-in-arm and joined them. Both were wearing new clothes stitched that very day, identical in every respect: colour, size and material. The boys were in...

Glove Puppets!

Take out those old socks that have been lying in your cupboard. With these puppets you can actually hold a puppet show for your friends and family. The things you need: 1. Old sock 2. A needle and thread 3. Poster colours 4. Brush 5. Red coloured paper Step 1: Put your hand inside the sock, take hold of a part of the front of the sock...

Doll-making

Cotton Wool Doll You thought cotton could be used only in bandages, or to clean wounds? Well, we found another use for it. We made a doll out of a roll of cotton. Things you need: One roll of cotton (ours was Buttons. Stick 'em stones, or sticking 'bindi'. Satin ribbon. A pair of scissors. Adhesive. Step 1: Take the roll of cotton and unfold it. Cut off a length...

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