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#### 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....

#### Earrings

Earrings [Illustrations by Anup Singh] 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: Thin wires Paint Colourful beads Coloured wool Adhesive Scissors Step 1: Pick up wires that are not very thick, so that it can go through someone’s ear-hole....

November 18: Quick! Tell me what you get when you divide the number 992.587318, by 5,647.723? Stumped? Need a calculator? Well, thirteen-year-old Hiroaki Tsuchiya of Japan arrived at the answer in no time at a mental mathematics tournament in Kyoto: the right answer – 0.17575000013279688115015555826658. And, he did it without a calculator, too! Bead Calculator [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] Hiroaki is adept at mental arithmetic multiplying, dividing, adding or subtracting large numbers that would make an accountant’s head spin....

#### Tie and Dye Scarf

Tie and Dye Scarf [Illustrations by Shinod AP] 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: A plain white cotton cloth Thick white cotton thread or elastic bands A packet of 50 beads Step 1: Wash the cloth in warm water....

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