Archive for the ‘Art & Craft’ Category

Kids Market

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Last Saturday, the boys participated in Town Creek Festival at Nettleton.  They created the following items to sell.

Arjun created each of these greeting cards completely on his own.

Kabir painted these tiles.

Arjun painted the top 3 wooden coasters and Kabir painted the bottom 3 wooden coasters.

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Last Christmas, Kabir got a kit to make beads with recycled paper. He used this kit to make these necklaces. It was supposed to be a team effort of Kabir and Arjun but Arjun abandoned Kabir as soon as he could.

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They used spin arts that they create in each art class to print their favorite poems or sayings.  Amit laminated it for them.

Here is photo of the boys ready to sell.

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Quilting by my Mother-in-law

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

My mother-in-law quilts only when she is in Tupelo, i.e., about four months.  I do not have photos for all her projects but here are few photos.

If interested, you may want to view her previous quilting projects.

Handprint Calendar

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Handprint CalendarThis school term, both the boys, Kabir and Arjun made handprint calendar as part of our art and craft. I got the idea from pinterest. I bought a blank calendar from Hobby Lobby and we just enjoyed doing the handprint designs.

For each month, I used to look at Google Images for ideas. Both the boys would pick what they wanted to make. Then, Kabir wrote a poem for each month. Our calendar had stickers and so, the boys enjoyed adding stickers too. It’s nerve racking initially as it’s scary with their hands full of paint but slowly I got the hang of it. Usually, I would first help Arjun while Kabir watched. Then Kabir painted his own hand and did it all by himself. Slowly he got good at it. It would have been better if I was more relaxed and patient with the boys but I’m trying. Now, we are working with fingerprint designs. I have a book that we are using to get step-by-step instructions. We are making lots of cards using fingerprint designs. These cards will be useful for next year or so as we can use them for birthday or thank-you cards.

Quilting

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Last year, my mother-in-law started taking lessons from Denise Backstrom, a master quilter. Here are the photos of her work. We can’t wait to see her work this year when she comes back in August and starts quilting again. It was a sheer joy to see her passion and talent for quilting.

Arjun’s Artwork 2012

Monday, May 20th, 2013

This post was long overdue. This week, we almost lost all our photos and that was my wake-up call. I better frame few precious memories in my blog. I can see myself and Amit, sitting as old parents, browsing this blog and basking in the warm memories when our boys will be grown-ups. So, now I am trying to update my blog as much as possible.

Last year, one of my friends joined us with her little angelic daughter for art and craft. This made the sessions all the more interesting and fun.