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[24 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 3,589 views]

The theme for one of the Sunday’s reading/crafts session we did back in August was Reuse/Recycle/Reduce. We started the session by reading this book – Chasing the Plastic Pisach by Pratham Books. We followed the reading session by making a paper basket out of newspaper strips and out of cereal cartons. In a repeat session, we made another basket with a LOT of glue and magazine strips ( post to follow ).
 
What you need:
One hour’s time, newspaper OR cereal cartons, stapler, paint, patience and a lot of excitement.

How …

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[17 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,640 views]

As part of the Sunday reading/crafts session I do, we tried “cooking” play dough. Must say this was such a super hit, the kids are asking for repeat session already.

Goal was to make the kids measure, mix, feel the texture, observe the texture change from coarse to smooth. And of course the glow on the kids faces when they start mixing color to the cooked playdough and see it all coming through after patiently waiting for 15 minutes!
 
There are about a million sites talking play-dough recipe, and here …

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[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,809 views]

Spotted this sand craft kit hiding somewhere in between a shelf full of barbies and disney board games in a nearby gift shop. We had tried sand art back in the US at my littlest one’s birthday party, it was an instant hit with my then 3 year old. I so miss Michael’s and the likes.
The kids gulped up their milk in an instant, cleaned up their bowl of oatmeal in no time, listened to everything that was told to them The older one even invited her bestest friend …

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[9 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,792 views]

Mindful Meanderings is running the Artsy Craftsy Challenge again. The February theme is paper crafts. More details here
The January event results