Looking for a simple but fun Valentine craft activity to keep your little ones busy, this February? These Valentine Heart Flowers are just what you need.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I wanted the boys to do a craft that would involve my younger son, 3 years old, to be able to participate in too. It had to be something they could make for their Grandmothers and aunt, as well. What better than a DIY photo frame with a special picture of each one in it as a keepsake!
I had recently discovered Amazon India, and found these variety packs of washi tapes on sale. I ordered them to get them delivered to my parents who were visiting Mumbai at the moment. Naturally, I was itching to use them as soon as I received them. This special Mother’s Day craft just HAD to be done with these washi tapes.
The DIY photo frame is really simple to do, and my 3 year old was able to work with the tapes too. It takes less than 20 minutes, provided you have a printed photo already.
Who doesn’t love Christmas time? Even though we don’t ‘celebrate’ Christmas as a tradition, we love putting up a small Christmas tree at home, buying presents for the kids (from Santa, of course!), visiting Christmas fairs and displays around town, and doing Christmas-themed crafts, of course.
Last year, we made some Christmas Tree ornaments using craft sticks and this year we made some salt dough ornaments for our tree. Once winter break started, the kids wanted to do other activities for Christmas, like baking cookies and a Santa-themed Craft too. Since I collect all sorts of bottles, paper carton boxes, toilet paper rolls, wrapping papers and other things that can be re-used or recycled for craft purposes, we decided to use toilet paper rolls to make our very own Santa. We just needed some colored paper, craft eyes, cotton, scissors and glue to get started, and it took us less then 20 minutes or so to make our cute Santas.
Recently, we received a Balloonee disposable Helium gas tank and a set of balloons from Brothers Gas, and I wanted to plan some fun for the kids with these. I thought of doing some Halloween decor with the balloons to get into the ‘spirit’ of the season (pun intended).
I love Diwali – the biggest Hindu festival of the year – the festival of lights!
Last year, I wrote about how I spend My kind of Diwali in Dubai. This year, I wanted to document my Diwali in pictures – the Rangolis the kids’ and I made, the diyas we lit, the clothes we wore, the prayer rituals – everything!
Diwali typically is a 5 day Hindu festival starting from Dhanteras and ending on Bhai Dooj.
As a kid, I loved having Nestle Quality Street chocolates. Each one of us had a favorite kind and tried to get maximum pieces of that particular one. I have memories of saving the cellophane and foil wrappers of the chocolates and then doing a craft activity using those, along with my mum and my sister.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I hadn’t bought anything for the hubby yet! I really wanted to do something cute and DIY for him, but something useful at the same time.
In a blog post I did on www.giftbag.ae for 14 DIY Valentine Gift Ideas, I had seen a few mugs designed with Sharpies. Inspired by a fellow mom blogger on Instagram, I used washi tape to create the stencilled effect.
Come February, we just had to do a Valentine-themed craft project.
This piece is great to add a Valentine feel to any room, to hang on a wall or at windows.
I had seen this craft idea on Pinterest sometime back, when I was looking for some inspiration for activities with craft sticks.
Last week, my niece and nephew were visiting us and I had to think of an idea to keep two 10 year-olds and a 4 year-old entertained. Luckily, my older son, A, suggested doing a Christmas themed craft and I quickly got all the materials out to start making these super easy but equally fun Christmas tree ornaments.
Dear Toffee nut latte
I still remember, we first met 10 years ago now, in December 2006. It was at this small Starbucks outlet at Latifa Hospital (which was then the Al Wasl Hospital). To most people, you (complete with your red cup look) remind them of Christmas time and memories associated with this festive season. For me, you signify so much more – you remind me of the way I felt when my niece and nephew were born.
I’ve been close to my older sister all my life. I think it’s good to say that she is my closest friend ever…my BFF…my life would be incomplete without her! I was excited when she was pregnant with girl and boy twins, and I was with her at every step in the pregnancy journey – till outside the delivery suite.