Category Archives: Art/Crafts

Bitter-gourd Print Garden =)

There was a time I used to crib that I didn’t have crafting supplies. But ever since I learnt to use the stuff that was readily available at home, I’ve run out of excuses and crafting has become so much fun and addictive!

I was preparing bitter-gourd fry for lunch (trust me, it tastes divine with parrupu and rasam sadham :P). I cut out both the ends of the bitter-gourd and saved it for later. After a  good lunch and a short nap, it was time to put the waste ends of the bitter-gourd to some fun use!

Here’s what we did – a bitter-gourd print garden with green and yellow suns 😀

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Here’s a glimpse of my bitter-gourd fry –

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You don’t really require a recipe to prepare this one. But still, you can find it here!

Egg Carton Craft – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I saw this craft a long time ago here on my friend’s blog (which, by the way, I recommend you visit for some amazing craft ideas. Vini aka Pooh is a friend of mine from school. She is one of my constant inspirations in blogosphere!). As always, I kept putting this off for later due to the lack of googly eyes and color papers. It was then another crafty friend of mine (you can find her handiwork here) introduced me to Itsy Bitsy – the one stop online store for all arts and crafts products. Their products are so reasonably priced. They offer a wide variety of products and they deliver it super fast. Without wasting time, I placed my first order of googly eyes, craft sticks and pipe cleaners! I picked the color papers from a paper mart in general bazaar!

This is a super fun, easy peasy craft. All you need is – a egg carton, red and green color papers (cut into small pieces), a pair of googly eyes, black pipe cleaners and a glue stick. You can figure out the rest =)

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As for the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘, it is a children’s classic highly recommended for kids aged 1 – 3. Eric Carle, the author of the book, colorfully illustrates the life cycle of a caterpillar. He also beautifully introduces the child to counting and days of the week. I remember reading this book as a child. Now it’s one of KT’s favorite. The paperback imported version of this book is available on Flipkart for just Rs. 150. This craft would be more fun and meaningful once the child has been read this book a couple of times!