I sat on Thulasi Rao’s porch, in the village of Nimmalekunte (2 hours from Bangalore on the Hyderbad highway) one Sunday afternoon, surrounded by Hanuman, Rama, Sita and Ravana. Thulasi Rao was giving me a mini performance of a scene from the ‘Ramayana’, while reciting his own lament of how puppeteers and their craft are [...]
Now that the rains are finally here - sort of – I’m looking for some indoor activities other than the obvious. Now, I’m not like some of our crafty mums on mummyknowsbest who can whip up a fabulous Tshirt out of a mess of paints or conjure up picture frames out of the air. I need step- [...]
This is an all time favourite poem! Every kid in my family in the last ten years has had his hand printed beside these beautiful lines written either on a card or a small poster. This is a quick keepsake that’ll stay with you forever but takes only a few minutes to make. Here’s how…
I love browsing the internet for new ideas and what I like to call mind openers. They give you new ways to look at everyday things. Here’s me sharing one of them with you…how to re-use an old CD. You’ll need:
When we saw the ad for Beados we were pretty curious, it was basically beads that stuck together with a spray of water. When we went to buy it, we found the re-launched version with a new bead formula. And once we used it, we totally fell in love with Beados.
If you don’t want to use an actual egg for the traditional Easter-egg-painting part of the festivities, here’s an easy to do Easter craft that doesn’t require much in terms of materials. You’ll need: Some coloured kite paper strips Fevicol A blown up balloon Paints
We have started talking ‘scrapbooking’ lately and from your feedback we can tell that we have found few enthusiasts. In this digital age hardly any of us bother to maintain photo albums, yet so many are worth printing, which brings us back to, print and then what? Scrapbooks are nothing but decked up photo albums, [...]
When I was in school I was tagged the prankster of my class. I loved pranks. [Confession: Still do!] So here’s one of my Holi pranks that I have gotten away with.
Start your foray into scrapbooking by making a keepsake of the past year, you can further customize this effort for yourself, your better half, one or all of the kids, your pet or even a family member or friend. Once you have decided who or what this scrapbook will cover, you can aggregate all the [...]
This year start something new, do something different. Chronicle life not just in video and pictures, go old school and actually use those pictures, other mementos and your creativity to create gifts and keepsakes you can never buy. Try scrapbooking! What is scrapbooking? A scrapbook is simply a decorated photo/memento/keepsake album—but different from a photo [...]