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Friday, November 20, 2009

Make Mode

I am so ready to try this and a few cute glove puppets so come back son to check on us :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Story Blocks

This post is for those who are making or thinking of making cute ,easy, and quick gifts for their Lil ones. I made these as part of M's Eid Gift This will help kids with their creative thinking as well as develop turn taking and sharing ability. The original idea came from a very cute blog I visited quite a while ago (don't remember the name but they were hand painted and far cuter) But after much dragging the project I finally decided to do it my way :)
For these I got
  • wooden blocks from a thrift store
  • a cute book ( in some foreign language... that sure made it easy to cut )

Then sand the blocks smooth,cut images to fit the side and glue and you are good to play or gift wrap them

To play !!

You need two or more participants. The first one rolls the block and starts a story with the picture that comes on top, then the next one rolls it again and adds a sentence or two using the picture that comes on top. and so on.

Baba, and I had to play the game in front of M for the first few times to give her the Idea. Next she started rolled the dice for me and baba. And eventually after a few games she was totally into it. Now she makes stories better than ours :) I feel writing them down sometimes

Why I love this game !!!
Because each time you come up with a different story and the creativity of the simple block never ends
Try rolling two blocks together and try to come up with a sentence that has both the things in it.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dance Show and Spiders

two of her latest masterpieces
the first one is babies "Dancing in a dance show"
and this one is "a spider stuck in the spider web"
This lead to some serious thinking....I think I need to narrate the storeies with these drawings as in writing them on the same page or on back side her thoughts are as intriguing as the drawings themselves.
what do you say???

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Family Portrait... A Tutorial

made by M at 2.8 years of age :) want one too??? here is a simple how to....
Step one
Grab your Materials ...
1. paper (hundreds of them, new, used, recycled)
2. pencil/crayons or markers or anything to draw with
3. Child yours or anyone Else's (that's the prime ingredient)
4. love (note the more the better)
5. praise (at least a ton)
6. Attention 2Tbsp ( don't overdo it)
Step two.
put all the ingredients together and just let them simmer in your love.
Its done when your prime Material says its done

Please Avoid.
1. Criticism
2.Taking over and telling them what to do
3.Telling them what not to do
4.Pushing and demanding for results (color "IN" the lines)
5.Labeling the end product ( if the child says its you it IS you, not a dinosaur not an elephant but only you)

Do link to me when you post your results !!! happy drawing