– Bendable wires
The Glass paintings would have dried by now…will post a pic soon…
...lots of Happy Birthdays happened…
- This blog turned one – since my first post i.e. Happy Birthday Blog!
- Puttu turned 4 – a few friends out here saw the ticker and wished too – That was really nice guys…thank you sooo much! We had a simple and small get together at home.
- Krishna and Ganesha were born
…I went gallivanting…
- I set out on an Art and Craft trail and discovered some wonderful shops selling artsy craftsy stuff, tucked away in some nondescript corners – I promise to cover these in a few parts.
- I tried my hand at some art and craft stuff – made some candles and tried glass painting besides the pottery workshop
AND…I won ..
- …‘Flex the workplace’ contest… Yay!!
Here’s Pattu’s entry for the March challenge. With Pattu, it is very difficult to hold her attention for long. So I had to think of ideas that can get done in less than 10 mins – that was my challenge (besides the fact that I am not particularly creative i.e,).
So, we started by making the paper plate clowns where she had to only stick things on to a plate and boy did she enjoy it! She wanted to convert all the plates in the house into clowns.
What we used for the paper plate clowns: two rings from a toy for the eyes, a red hair band cut and stuck for the mouth and a black hair band cut and shredded for the hair. I did the cutting part while Pattu did the rest as instructed.
Then we found a bath scrub and wrapped it over a ball. We fastened it behind with some hair clips (one of the pics will reveal this :D) and cut out some packing material for the eyes and the mouth. To be honest, we wanted to make a cute looking puppy but this one ended up looking like a forlorn alien LOL! Here too, I helped with the cutting and Pattu did the rest…with a bit of struggle.
The gloves gave us an idea – the dwarfs. Black wool for the hair, black dots for eyes and red painted smile.
Then we rummaged further to find the loofahs – The maiden’s dress is a fluffy loofah. We found a hair clip that had the girl. Inspired by that, Pattu’s care taker thought of another maiden with a paper fan dress so that the loofah maiden had company. Pattu liked the fan folding…
Then the duckling – that’s another loofah with a handle. We found some pegs to go as the eyes and the beak is a pistachio shell coloured red using crayon. Pattu did all of this.
Then we had to make a story around it…. so, there it goes… phew!
The story is in verse (because I am very lazy) and this is how it goes:
Rest of the story…