Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas ornament

Picked up this product from the dollar store, cardboard cut out and cute decorations included

Aarav had a great time coloring the tress and adding the decorations, we used a picture and add another decoration we had picked from the store but I guess you can make the cut out as well.

This is the first year we got a Christmas tree at home, Aarav is super excited and going all out to decorate it just in time for Christmas.

Merry Christmas :))

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vegetable painting and patterns

Today we used vegetables to make patterns and and have fun with paint (Aarav's favorite part of any activity)

Washable paint

It was so much fun to see him go about so seriously with his paint brush,  this is the book we read with this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day : Newspaper Tree (April 22)

Aarav wanted a Tree or plant forever, call me lazy but it still looks like extra work to me. So for Earth Day I used old magazines and kitchen roll cardboard to make this nice little Tree to keep him busy for a few days or so I hope.

Old magazines 1
Kitchen roll cardboard or make a long roll from card stock

Roll the pages out of the magazine into small pipes, I made at least 15 of them to go all around the kitchen roll and some more. Use glue or staple them onto the roll. I let Aarav play with color and make it all beautiful and also keeps him busy, while I get some work done:)

I found this cute vase to keep the tree straight and Aarav played around it.

Tips: You definitely use only green and make it look more like a tree, we just love a more colorful tree. Keep the tree in a nice vase with marbles or pebbles.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Melted crayon frames

Wax paper
Card stock

On the wax paper scribble all over and fold it, use a hair dryer to melt the crayon. Make simple frames on the card stock I make shapes and put the wax paper at the back, use glue or tape to stick them together. Voila, some new frames or sun catchers.

Tips: Fill free to make any kinds of frames even the more traditional ones, kids will be surprised to just see the crayons melt under the hairdryer. If you are comfortable let the kids handle the hairdryer too.

Its best to let the crayons to melt before the next step for best results and less mess. Enjoy

Friday, January 20, 2012

Animal Racing

we are trying very hard to move Aarav away from just cars ( that's all he wants to play with these days).
So we set up the Animal racing track (loosely based on cheetah racer on So the idea was to race all the farm animals and wild animals and see what happens, play and some teaching packed into one. Of course that did not work out too well, as you see the farm animal only came to see the racing and so did the construction trucks.
We did however manage to do some Animal footprints and talk about that for some time. I tried to explain a bit about the Dinosaurs, which turned out to be little more tricky then expected.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Paper roll snowflake

 Aarav has a snowflake theme at preschool and he is very excited to learn about them.  We made these cute snowflakes from toilet paper roll.

Toilet paper roll
washable paint

Cut the Toilet paper few inches apart and leave the ends attached.
Spread out the paper rolls and let your kids paint.

 Two of his favorite book this winter are  All you need for a  Snowman by Alice Schertle and Perfect soup by Lisa Moser.
 We finished our craft with hot cocoa and his favorite books, hope you enjoy these finds too.

Happy Reading .

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

  Happy New Year

We welcomes the new year with this colorful wreath. Very good use of all the color prints we got in the mail, Aarav had a great time using the stapler for the first time.

Paper strips
Red paper plate
Pipe cleaner

Cut paper strips to small rectangles and staples the two ends like flower petals
Glue the petals in the pattern you like and stick them to the paper plate
Make a small hole and make a hanger with the pipe cleaner

Some random pictures of Aarav enjoying the snow from the comfort of home. he just loves to play with the gel stickers ,we are getting ready for Valentines Day already.