Saturday, March 28, 2015

Handprint Bunny!

This little bunny is special,
It will hop, jump and play,
It giggles whenever you tickle it,
And loves you night and day,
But it won't stay this little...
This small bunny is sure to grow,
Please put it somewhere special,
So that you will always know,
How much this bunny loves you,
From its head down to its toes!


~ from colorful moments to cherishable memories-my kiddos preschool collection!

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day:)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Color me happy – A green recycling art project


Featured in Times Republican

Recycle your unwanted crayons and share the responsibility of a clean and green earth.

In this easy and fun to do project we will create fun shaped crayons by just melting and remolding unwanted crayon stubs that would accumulate and just be thrown out and sit in landfill forever. It’s perfect for any occasion and a wonderful group project.
 
What you will need is
• The crayon stubs
• Muffin or cookie pan ( you can also select fun shapes like hearts. gingerbread, flowers etc.)
• Muffin Liners
• Oven
 

1. Peel of the paper from crayons.
2. Chop crayons into 1/4 inch pieces
3. Place muffin liners in muffin pan.
4. Fill the liners in the pan with colorful crayon pieces spacing out different colors.
5. Preheat the oven at 250 degrees.
6. Bake crayons for 12-15 minutes. (Leaving crayons in oven for too long may result in one solid color)
7. Let it cool for an hour.
8. Once they are cool remove them from pan and separate the liners.

Enjoy all new colorful crayons! 

 
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reuse idea - Snowman using buttons!

A simple and creative snowman!

All you need is
  • Buttons of different sizes
  • Scraps
  • Sequins ( optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
For scarf, you can use construction paper or felt or any other scraps available. I used white, orange and red construction paper. Cut one and half inches long thin stripes. Stick them together and then, onto the cardstock.

Stick small button above the scarf and bigger button at the bottom as shown. Fold the scarf from one side and stick it using glue on the other side.

and its all done!!!!

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day:)




Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Hermit and the Tailor birds - A beautifully told and illustrated book!

A Hermit and the Tailor birds is a beautifully written and illustrated book that teaches nurturing and caring. An indulging story that shares a  hermit's special bond with the life he is surrounded by and how plants, birds and living organisms make planet Earth ever so rich and reverberating.

About the Author:

Kiran Badola is the owner and creative director Mountain Handicrafts. She has always been passionate about nature.

The story is also an adaptation from some of her past experiences with birds.

With a natural earthy style she uses language beautifully and creatively into her story telling that captures the interest of all ages. Her love for drawing cartoons and caricatures makes her illustrations colorful, beautiful and expressive. 

She has an associate’s degree in fashion and graphic design, a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a master’s degree in textile design and development.

Other good books by Kiran Badola-

1. Eri Silk Cocoon to Cloth 
2. Woven Vibe

She is also an illustrator of Miss Hattie's Amazing Garden

You can follow Kiran Badola and buy her books on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Kiran-Badola/e/B00TIWBETM/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1   

This book makes a thoughtful gift for people who share her passion of nurturing and caring for nature.

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day! 

 


 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rest and Relax!

Those activities which you have to do, do them and rest...
Those activities which you don't need to do, leave them and rest!!