Saturday, June 4, 2016

Plastic bottle rake

My little one saw someone rake leaves in the garden and wanted to do just that. I made her a rake with plastic bottle and gave her some paper leaves to work on...she absolutely loved it. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

From an L-Formal Shirt to an S- formal top

Would you believe if I told you this was an L-size formal shirt about an hour before this pic was taken. This is what I did to my hubby;s shirt that was rendered nearly out of use thanks to an ink stain,

I removed teh sleeves and marked the sleeves to be cut, based on my formal shirt of size S

I wanted to get rid of the part with the stain, so decided to cut about 4 inches as shown above

I joined the remaining bottom part of the shirt with the top, while adjusting the extra cloth as tiny gatherings...both in front and back. I did not remove the side stitches and this saved me a lot of stitching and finishing glitches.
I was very happy with the end result, would love to hear from you after you do your version :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Paper placemat

These are extremely easy to make, easier than quilling I would say.

Fold reused paper into tiny strips across the length and breadth as shown. Use the length-wise strip as an anchor and paste the breath-wise ones to it to for the frame of your placemat.
 Weave through it the remaining strips. And seal only the ends with glue
Paint it to match your decor.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sponge Bob Square Pants - easy to make hand puppet

Draw Mr. Sponge Bob Square Pants on a reused carton box

Cut and attach it to a small tablet box like the one here, that fits my LO's palm just right

Hand Puppet is ready for story telling :)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

ABCs - Capital and Small letters

You can take the ABC board to the next level by adding small letters and numbers. 

Use the inner side of bottle caps for the small letters so that children can make the connection between the capital and small letters

Sunday, May 1, 2016

DIY Mini carom board

I made this mini carom board using Amazon Packaging material and a few bottle caps.
I marked the 4 corners to cut out for the coins to drop.
This is how the back side looks like you can tape it up to give the board a sturdy base.
This is now the board would finally look like, you can add the lines and center markings to make it look more real. Before I could take pictures of those, mine was out for use, and an overly excited toddler ended up tearing it up in the very first match :(