Gift Box Pop Up Card: Kids Craft

The holidays, energising celebrations, fun, frolic and a brand new year!! The schools are soon reopening and mommies and babies have to get back to the routine. Children are excited to be back in school mainly to exchange New Year wishes with friends and teachers. What could be more apposite than a handmade card to go along with the wishes? It becomes all the more special when a pair of tiny hands has worked on it.

I love crafting with Dolly and we bond so much over crafting. Crafts are a great learning experience for kids and helps grow their imagination. When Dolly wanted to make cards for her teachers I decided to let her take charge, choose her colours and papers for the card. We chose a simple gift box pop card and sat down to make this with a handful of basic craft supplies.

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Cupcake Christmas Ornament: Kids Craft

Christmas is in the air and we have all been touched with the season’s magic wand. There is a lot of things happening to get ready for the celebration..baking, crafting, decorating and it is all so exciting. Yes it is exciting but only for the person who is involved in it. I often leave Christmas tree decoration to Dolly. She does her part till where she can reach and instructs me to decorate the rest Surprised smile

When she was smaller, she loved and felt contented hanging the ornaments on the tree. This year she was not really excited to do just that. She wanted to make her own ornaments to be put on the tree. I didn’t want to demotivate her and decided to teach her this simple and safe craft that can be put together in less than 5 minutes!

Read on the steps to create this cute Christmas ornament.

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Trash to Treasure – DIY Magazine Holder

Trash to Treasure – DIY Magazine Holder

Books indeed are our gateway to knowledge. Reading is a great activity to do with kids and the early you begin, the better. American Academy of Paediatrics suggests that reading to new-borns is a must and it helps develop interests in sounds and boosts listening skills.

Moms realize the importance of books for the development of their children and keep increasing this precious collection for the little ones. Story books, songs, activity books, colouring books, magazines ……on goes the endless list. Many books come as gifts (moms are not the only people who know books are important or rather it is a safe option).
How much ever we inculcate the habit of organizing into pre-schoolers and kindergarten kids, we cannot expect the tiny tots to follow it completely… end result… scattered books n magazines all over the room.

I keep subscribing to kids’ magazines, me and dolly often do these activities together, but sometimes we will not complete before the next issue arrives or she would not be old enough for some activities. Also, I keep them for the stories and other segments (I have a preservation disease) and have a tough time managing these heaps.

It was the need of the hour to manage these magazine piles last vacation and I was thinking of a solution. I didn’t want to invest much into a proper book case and wanted an arrangement that my four year old can easily use and organize without help. I kept thinking and googling for ideas. Finally I was ready to create my magazine holder from trash.

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