Hand-print Peacock: Happy Teacher’s Day

Ever since I came across this craft here, I’ve been looking for an occasion to make KT do it for someone. With Teacher’s Day round the corner, I thought it will be a nice idea to make KT do it for her teacher.

Although a very simple craft, KT was super thrilled to get her hands messy. I really liked the way it turned out. KT loved it too. She kept exclaiming, “Amma, peacock so beautiful!” She liked it so much that she didn’t want to give it to her teacher. I packed it in her school bag and had to convince her that we’ll do one more once she returns from school!

I look forward to the day KT will write her own note of appreciation to the special people in her life. Until then, it is my duty. I added a small note behind the sheet for the teacher thanking her for the positive influence she has on KT and the many things she patiently teaches the kids.

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A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.  ~Author Unknown

Do something special for your child’s teacher! They deserve a token of appreciation!

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!

Wooly Sheeps

Eversince KT’s summer holidays began, she’s been having plenty of time on her hands. Her friends in our apartment have all gone on their vacations. Hence her evenings have been pretty much boring. Although she is content with her toys and play utensils, I felt really guilty that I wasn’t making proper use of her time. So I decided to get crafty!

She simply loves anything to do with sticking or cutting. Since we did not have proper craft supplies, this is all we could do. I drew the outline of a sheep and she spread the glue and stuck balls of cotton on it! As the sticking got over too quickly, we both colored the background!

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