Saturday, July 5, 2014

Super fun and creative coloring technique using permanent markers and hand sanitizer!

What you will need

  • Permanent markers
  • Hand Sanitizer or alcohol
  • Q-tip
  • Cotton fabric
Color using markers on fabric. Overlap the colors for cool impressions.
Squirt some hand sanitizer and spread using Q-tip. let dry!

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Flip flops - Super fun, creative n colorful summer craft project!

Summer is usually everyone’s favorite time of the year. Days by the pool, trips to the beach, leisure vacations and picnics with friends and family are on everyone’s things to do list. Long sunny days provide us with an opportunity to spend more quality time with our loved ones.  This month’s project is a perfect way to turn those loving moments into beautiful memories. It can be used to personalize journals, scrapbooks, album covers and pin boards etc.

My daughters create a summer journal every year. This is going to be 2014 summer journal cover with their personalized foot prints. They absolutely loved the idea and enjoyed doing the project.

What you will need

  • Colorful foam sheet
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Flip flops for tracing

Using a pencil trace a flip flop on the foam.  Cut out using scissors. Poke 3 holes in the foam to insert pipe cleaner.  Cut pipe cleaner into 2 halves (for a smaller shoe). Insert beads in pipe cleaners, leaving an inch of space on both ends. Now, put both ends of pipe cleaner through the holes.  Twist and adjust ends.  Use a sticker or tape to secure the three ends on opposite side.  
Thanks for visiting :)

Wish you all a very colorful and joyful summer!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life size self-portrait ....Simple, fun and creative art porject idea for summer break!

No matter where we are…waiting in the line, talking to a friend, on vacation, in park with children, at work or off work, off to bed or just woke up… we all feel so compelled by our own minds to stay connected to the social media and smart phones.  In spite of real people around us we feel lonely n bored and prefer to live in the illusionary world. 

Remember the days when we did not have smartphones and the social media? Surprisingly the life was way simpler and happier, Our parents listened to our stories and experiences with complete attention looking in our eyes not phones, people talked instead of messaging, children screamed and squealed in the parks, the long trips in the car were spent sharing stories and observing outside. We remembered most of the roads and land marks when we travelled instead of staying indulged in apps and games. The :) was a real smile we shared in a real moment with a real hug from a real friend!
 I have already put my phone down for 2 reasons. I want to live real moments with my daughters and I want them to learn that life is beautiful without social media, even before they get into it.  
This month’s art project is life- size self-portrait and it provides a great opportunity to spend quality and fun filled time with kids.

What you will need…
Trace your child’s body on the giant white paper using pencil.
Let your child paint and personalize with the supplies available. It’s so much fun! My 5 year old made this :) and she totally loved it...
Have a joyful summer, live each moment, share more smiles and don’t forget to look up!