Me and my kids love play doughs. I used to make porcelain flowers with air-dry clay and it was one of the most satisfying feelings! I just bought a store-bought dough once and it was great but I still wanted to try to make something myself.
I had once made a fruit wreath using a flour & salt dough and I know a similar dough could be made and used as a play dough – which is kids safe and well Home made. So we tried one:
The independence day is crawling near and every street is slowly turning green.
70 years ago, on the auspicious day of August 14, my country Pakistan was declared an Independent state. However, millions were killed during the process. To honor their sacrifice, every year on August 14, Pakistani people don green, flags are hoisted on cars and houses, Green buntings and banners are made and hung on doors and walls and in the hum of patriotic songs we recall our promise to love our homeland till our last breaths. Insha Allah.
Despite the political mayhem which is prevailing the country, I think I am patriotic. I love my country. And naturally I want my kids to love their homeland too.
I want them to be part of celebrations, wear green attires, put on badges, make crafts and wear green accessories. Here are three easy accessories for Girls suitable for Independence day. Continue reading
This was an awesome craft as well, we couldn’t find the perfect smooth rocks here, the ones we found at the beach had really interesting patterns and I thought of giving it a try anyway.
- Different rocks
- Assorted crayons
- liquid eyeliner
I though sharpies would work but they didn’t, so I used acrylic paints without diluting it water and outlined it with my liquid eyeliner 😉
Just put the rocks in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes and take them out. Put it on a thick cloth or heating-pad. and then just draw away. Continue reading
We did a puffy paint craft here, and we loved it a lot. This one is even easier – with just 2 ingredients.
All you will use for the paint is:
And any color if you want to make the paint colored.
For this craft, other the ingredients above, we used: Continue reading
This week had been a letter B week and we did some crafts related to letter B.
- some yellow, red and black paper.
- a vinyl sheet,
- hot glue gun,
- a magazine cut out,
- cereal box or any thick cardstock,
- White paper or sheet for base.
We choose a magazine picture and pasted it onto cereal box and then cut it and let it dry. Meanwhile, I cut the vinyl sheet and pasted behind the half-circles of B and pasted B together. Continue reading
We continued Our obsession with flowers – collecting flowers, pondering over flowers, cherishing flowers and well, crafting flowers too.
This week we did three flower crafts; First we did a sunflower craft using bottle caps. we used: Continue reading
Bees are amazing creation of Allah and they have been given a distinct honor. Bees receive revelation, a direct command, from Allah.
It is mentioned in the Quran that Allah sends ‘Wahi” to bees, Wahi is a supernatural Divine Inspiration, something similar to what was being sent to Prophets. The verse said:
And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. (16:68-69)
Although spring has giving in to the summers in most parts of the world we decided to do some flower crafts this week.
For the first craft we used a ready made pot and created another using a disposable glass. We used: Continue reading
Tiny colorful things are joy! so are buttons. Today we gathered our buttons and tried making two crafts. A bracelet & Clothespins cars.
For the Bracelets we needed
- Some assorted buttons
- Some pipe cleaners. Abi wanted purple and Ib wanted yellow, so we chose these colors.
- A pair of scissors
- something to secure the edge, paper tape etc
By the time we were growing up, patriotism was a norm. We sang national songs, waved the Flag, loved our country and felt so proud being a Pakistani. A lot of that feeling deteriorated over time though.
Nonetheless one of the first lullabies i sang to my eldest was “ye watan tumhara hay”, mainly because I want my children to associate themselves with Pakistan and somewhat feel the same bond with the land that we felt as kids. Continue reading