Door name plate craft for the little ones

Today, I just wanted to share a craft project I did in school with my playgroup kiddies.It was a cute door name plate for their rooms.

I first cut out rectangular pieces of cardboard and covered them with white chart paper.Then  I mixed some  blue and green paints and cut out sponge pieces and gave out one to every child .All they had to do was dip the sponge pieces in paint and paint the rectangular pieces with the sponge.

The result was something like this.

home 019Then,I gave them colouring sheets with pictures of water animals like fishes,sea-horses and star fish to colour which I later cut out and pasted on the name plates.

home 004home 002home 003Thereafter,I wrote their names  using black paint and a paintbrush.Finally, punch holes at the top and string in ribbons.

I gave an underwater theme to the blue ones…you may add sea-shells and sand as well to make it more realistic.

home 016home 017And a garden theme to the green ones by using ice-cream sticks and cutting out the edges to make a fence.Using a sketch pen ,I drew some grass and flowers on the fence.Still thinking of adding butterflies or birds to the latter…

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Aren’t they cute and easy?

Linking this to http://coloursdekor.blogspot.in/

and http://www.artsycraftsymom.com/2013/03/artsy-craftsy-march-2013-challenge.html

Love is in the air…

What’s with this Valentine thing?Unconsciously your mind works at making everything around you look lovely and romantic…home 008Like these lovely red and white cushions…or this  stunning red and white dahlia blooming just at the right time…

garden 146Or the red roses bedspread adding romance to the bedroom..homeTime to get all cuddly and mushy..with the two gals ,of course!What did you think?Hubby is away on the front guarding the borders,as usual.Here’s wishing you a very Happy Valentines’ day Dear from all three of us…

This one is my favourite love song and it is  dedicated to you..Hubby darling!

My Green Thumb

I cannot tell how and when I fell in love with gardening ..but today it is a passion.It is as much a part of my housekeeping as my living room or my kitchen.I keep adding and removing features and accessories from the garden just like I  change  my  cushion covers or bedsheets.Funny…but once you are into it..it becomes a passion.

A quick peep into my garden and the choicest flowers that I’ve had over the past two years.

garden 111The lovely petunias……I plant these in several pots..first because they come in a variety of colour combinations and second, they last till April.

This is how the garden looks in winters when it is in full bloom.the pots have been kept on a raised platform outside the main garden area .i made this area myself by using broken tiles.

antara 007antara 015The Crysanthemums…

antara 009jan 292jan 221Storm in a broken  tea-cup

holi 114The toad guarding the ice-plant

kumbh 053 Do you like what you see?I have a lot more to share..that is on the other side..my veggie patch.Maybe,next time.Till then enjoy…and a happy Valentines to all.