Autumn Tree Craft with Paper Tubes

This is a very simple and easy craft to do at home and with supplies that you are sure to find at home.

You will need

1. White paper

2. Water colours

3. Toilette paper tubes

4. Glue

My daughter really had a good time doing this and needed very little help. I cut and made the leaves out of the paper tubes and helped her stick them to the tree. The pcitures are simple and easy to follow. Hope this helps you out on days when your little one wants to do something crafty.

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Peppa Pig Crafts : Our House

After making Peppa Pig Puppets and Our Red Car we wanted to create their home. ( Click on the images or follow the link for those posts)

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A while back I had drawn and cut this using construction paper and though my daughter loved it, she soon wanted something more. She would ask me where is peppa’s room and other questions along that line.

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So we took out two cradboard boxes and worked on them to make a house. Almost all aspects of this house are hand made and that too by my daughter. It was a slow project that was done over a month.

We painted and played around with shapes and stickers to make pretty wall papers. For the outside walls I drew out rough peppa pig sketches that my daughter coloured.

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Thanks to my daughters Aunt and Uncle(Attai and Attim) she now has the perfect furniture set to go inside.

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And so here is our Peppa Pig Corner!

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Peppa Pig Craft- Puppets from Printables

My daughter loves Peppa pig and though we ration her time watching that, I think she has picked up many things watching and playing with Peppa pig.

In the past we have drawn and made small puppets of the Peppa pig show characters, this week I decided to go about it a easier manner.  I complied these Peppa pig character printables from the internet. We then took printouts and cut them out and stuck them on cardboard. I went with black and white pictures as my daughter loves to paint and colour them herself. We used ice cream sticks to make the legs and viola , the entire cast is ready for play!

Peppa Pig Printables

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Paper Roll/tube Watches

Today we learnt the letter “W” in class and drew and coloured watches. Along with that we also discussed how watches look, what shapes they can be and what numbers they have etc. As we did all that, we made these really cool and simple watches.

Materials

1. Empty Paper Roll (Toilette roll or kitchen towel roll )
2. Used gift wrapper
3. A piece of string
4. Glue
6. Colour Pens

Cut the Paper Rolls into pieces and snip it as shown below.

Some used gift wrapping material

I cut them into strips and asked the kids to roll it around the paper roll pieces.
Make small slits on the two ends of the roll and insert a string as below.
Cut out circles. The kids then coloured the circles with crayons and then we wrote the numbers around it.
Here are our watches
The children were very pleased to wear them.

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Melting Crayons

First things first, today is my daughter’s birthday and here is small note to her. For this blog would not exist if not for her.

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3 years back when I held you, a tiny little thing in my hands, I remember being so unsure of myself. There were so many doubts and apprehensions. How would I ever know how to be a mother? Would I take the right decision and give you the right direction?

Little did I know, it would be you who would give my life a new direction. Today things have changed and because of you I continue growing and becoming me. Every day with you is a an adventure, a challenge. Its like fairy lights, rainbows  and thunderstorms all rolled into one. Thank you for coming into my life and making it what it is.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart.
Hugs
Amma

p.s – I hope you enjoyed the melting crayon activity today

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So I had seen some melted crayon art on google images and have been wanting to do a similar version with my daughter.

1. We took a small piece of paper and used some masking  tape to cover a small area at the bottom of the page where we wanted to place an umbrella.

2.We then taped some broken crayons on the top edge. When taping did not work we used the clothes line clips to hold the crayons vertically on the top edge of the paper.

3. My daughter then held the hair-drier and pointed it towards the crayon ends and I held the paper vertically so that the melted crayons could pour downwards. We placed a tissue paper at the bottom in order to avoid making a mess of the floor.

4.  The whole process is beautiful. The crayons melt and move downwards and when they dry, the texture is amazing. I do not have snaps of all the steps unfortunately but will do this activity again and update the post with better snaps.

5. Once the paper was dry we cut out an umbrella and pasted it as below.

Masking tape or sellotape on paper.( Our paper was of a gloss finish so regular sellotape worked)

A close up of the textures

The final picture.
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Now since this activity got over too quickly and my daughter wanted to continue colouring with crayons,  I modified the process a bit and gave her a paper with some masking tape stuck at the bottom and asked her to draw vertical stokes all over the paper with any colour she chose. Then we removed the tapes and brought on the umbrella.

We did try pointing the hair drier at the second picture but other than some gaining a slightly smoother texture we could not achieve much.

So are you melting your crayons today?

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