On Friday, 26th April 2019, my husband, sons and I headed to the Museum of Illusions with varied expectations. I had seen so much of it on Instagram that I knew I wanted to walk out with some cool pictures of all of us. My husband just wanted to explore a new place with us, thankfully a place that did not involve any shopping, eating or running up and down play areas. The kids – well, they just wanted to have loads of fun!
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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.
Continuing our tradition of crafting fun toys to play with, we decided to make Binoculars to add to our ‘Rescue team’ toys.
The boys’ loved playing with their DIY Walkie-talkie and were super excited to make these binoculars.
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.
I’ve never been the kind who makes New Year resolutions or writes down goals. Like a true Taurean, I just get on to doing something till I achieve it, or till I realize it’s not meant for me!
This year I was introduced to a new concept by a couple of wonderful bloggers – One Little Word. It is originally a concept of Ali Edwards from Oregon, USA since 2006, who explains the concept very simply as “A single word can be a powerful thing.” (https://aliedwards.com/one-
I see it as one word or theme to live your year and your life by – be it in your relationships, be it at work or home, be it with your projects, be it with your goals, etc. The word should inspire and motivate you to keep moving towards something better.
I saw some fellow UAE Mom Bloggers come up with some wonderful ideas for their own words for 2018 and it got me thinking what is the one thing lacking in me?
We love crafting something useful that can be used to play with later. And using materials that are already available at home, makes it even more fun.
Since we have started crafting, I collect all sorts of stuff from Toilet paper rolls to Shoe boxes to cereal boxes and some chocolate wrappers too. Coming up with a craft idea and then hunting around the house looking for materials, is something we love doing as much as the craft itself. My niece and nephew got a hand-held Pinball game recently, and that gave me the idea of making a DIY maze or a marble run for my sons. We used a shoe box lid and some straws to make our maze. It’s fairly simple to make, except for the walls of the maze itself. You can choose to copy my layout or just do a simple Google search to learn how to create your own maze design.
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.
The news of a pregnancy brings along so many emotions for the parents and families, mainly happiness and anxiety. If you have an older child who is yet too young to understand the situation, parents worry about how the situation will affect the child. As a mother, I understand this as my elder son, A was just 22 months old when we realised we were pregnant with his brother.
Initially, we received a lot of mixed emotions from our families – happiness and excitement for the arrival of another bundle of joy, and apprehension on how A was too young for his world to be shaken up like this. Bearing in mind that I am a stay-at-home mother, my son spent every waking (and sleeping) moment with me, and this fact started to cause me a lot of stress too!
It’s amazing how children learn so much by watching and observing their parents,but what’s even more special is how parents can learn to see everything in a new light when they are with their children.
Every new experience for the child, becomes a new experience for the parents too, as they get to learn a different way of exploring and dealing with things.
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).