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Friday, August 13, 2010

Paper Lilies That Smell Nice Too

Today M and I had fun time making paper lilies and the fun thing is that you don't need a lot of supplies for it, at least not something that's not already available and they smell nice too. We started by tracing her hand, Coloring it with 2 different colors was M's IdeaThen I cut it around the out line. then M helped me roll them ( the palm) around the stems turning fingers into petals and taped them in place. We used colored pencils for stems as well Last but not least we rolled the petals out using pencils again.
And of course our secret!!! we sprayed the centers with our fav. perfume to make them smell nice :)
*There is another tip to make the smell last longer u can add some cotton on the top of the stem and then spray it ;)

Ribbon Weaving

M and I spend this entire evening weaving ribbons. As some of you might know my true motivation these days is to keep her mind off of the computer games :) but his activity offered us a lot more, including perfect exercise for her tiny fingers; to fine tune her ever growing fine motor skills, concentration, hand eye coordination etc etc but wt could be better than the sence of accomplishment that she had in the end.
I showed her how to weave ribbon through the bars, initially I used fridge rack for obvious reasons and she was so interested that we had to weave through something else too!!!
This basket originally contained some toiletries when M was little but long since used as her flower basket, pencil holder, toy container and what not!!! and now its all decorated to keep her Eid Cards that she is so devotedly making for all her friends and family :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flower Crown for Garden Princess

Now that she is in some princess mode lately, M and all of us had a blast making and playing with her flower crown. Its a simple thing that brought a lot of smiles and is sure a good diversion from her "computer game obsession" that she got like a virus from her recent trip to Hyderabad.
Any way to make this fab crown all we needed was a plain stripe of paper mine was about 4 " wide. Then M and my brother chose leaves and flowers from my fathers ever growing bougainvillea that I simply stapled to the sheet.In the end measuring it around her head I put a few more staples to make the circle of the crown and.....TaaaDaa!! a pretty crown for my garden princess
It was on her head even after hours ;)