Thursday, October 25, 2012

Diwali kandils and lanterns tutorial

Hey everyone,

                I made these lamps with the tutorial given HERE.Only the dimensions have been changed and it's more like a cuboid one.The dimensions that I used for this one are 11 inches by 5 and a half inches which means you'll need 8 bamboo sticks which are 11 inches in length and 8 bamboo sticks which are 5 and a half inches in length.The paper that you use will also be of the dimension of 11 by 5 and a half inch.Rest all the procedure is same..

If you want to use it as a lamp shade or even consider giving it some legs it will look like this.

So the above lantern can be made by using the tutorial HERE.Hope the tutorial helps.

WARNING : Please do check about the fire safety of the paper before using it and use a very low wattage light to avoid any mishappening....And use fire retardant spray for paper.Do not use candles or other such burning things inside the lamp.These lamps are for outdoor use only.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.Any feedback is welcome.You can post the pictures of lamps you make using these tutorials on our FB Page.

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Ideas out of the mist wishes everyone a very, very Happy Diwali !!!!!!!!!!!!

You can find another version I made last year from HERE.

Until next time,
Take care.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

How to make a paper lantern (lamp) for Diwali for decorating / competitions

Hello everyone,
                    This is a tutorial post on how to make an easy  paper lantern for Diwali / Deepavali / Xmas.This is so easy that even grown up kids can try this with some adult supervision.So it can be done for office / schools lantern making competitions.......

It looks like this.

Material required -
Handmade paper
Bamboo sticks
Glue like fevicol or a glue gun
Craft paper punches (optional)
Fire retardant spray

Method -

1- Start by cutting the bamboo sticks into 11 inches pieces.You'll need 16 such pieces for one lamp.Then take 4 of these sticks and glue them at the corners to form a square as shown below.

2- Cut the handmade paper into squares of 11 * 11 inches.You can punch them to add an extra effect to your lamps.You can also used pre punched paper to make the task easy.I heard you can get pre-punched paper from Michaels.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How to make a post box / letter box (model) for kids school project

                I'm sharing today pics of the post box we made for a school project.Hope these might help you if you were looking for a "how to" on that.

Material required -
Thin card
Red coloured paper
Some lids
A pair of scissor
Some paper for making envelopes (optional)

Procedure -

Start by cutting a thin card and red paper into a rectangular shape.
NOTE -Parental supervision is required here.

Paste them on top of each other and cut a slit on the top and a window at the bottom as shown below.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Theme parties / ladies meet : Theme Festivals

               This is a post on a theme party we hosted with the theme "Festivals".I have been posting about the handmade invitation card, folders that I had been doing for sometimes now and I'll put the links to them below.So this post is more or less going to give you a complete picture of the kitty.

The invitation card can be found HERE.  It looked like the pic below.

For the paper game we played a game on Indian currency.It can be found HERE.
And the answers to that quiz can be found HERE.

For the group game we made four groups based on the name of festivals and gave them dough mixed with haldi to give it some colour and asked them to make a Ganesha out of it.They also had to write a shloka on it.

For the raffle we took some tambola numbers face down and everybody was asked to pick up one.The lady who got the number that was same as the date of the ladies meet won.Simple yet different.......:)

After the group game I gave a small demo which went on smoothly and it was followed by tambola.For the eats we had kachori, sabji, pakodas, dahi badas and gulab jamuns.

So that's it.We enjoyed the evening and it was good fun.

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Until next time,
Keep smiling.
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