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DIY Bookmarks with your kids, make reading more fun!

Bookmarks! We all as kids have had different kinds of bookmarks- A leaf from a tree which you picked up while playing with your friend or a cutout from a brochure or a cereal box of a character that you liked a lot or simply handmade bookmarks! And as we grew older simply the boarding pass from a recent journey ended up being the bookmark! But reading as an adult and reading with children is different and helping them take a break and continue again from where they stopped needs to be made interesting. Chetana Parameshwar- one of our...

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Microgreens

Have you been to a restaurant and ordered salads or starters and noticed mini colourful leaves mixed in or used as garnishes? They are microgreens. I came across this term earlier this year and started reading about it and then tried growing them in my home. Wikipedia defines Microgreens as ‘young vegetable green’ or more like tender shoots of plants before the first set of proper leaves have developed. Microgreens are nutrient rich and flavour-packed mini versions of full grown vegetables/salads. Microgreens have a wide amount of flavour profile. Some are fruity, sweet, earthy and spicy. This depends upon...

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Spooky or friendly – meet the Ghost!

Bring out the artist in you – good, bad or ugly – this Halloween. Halloween is just around the corner. There’s much to do: Pumpkin carving, setting up that eerie Autumn look about your house to attract the little ones who come along with their “trick-or-treat” shouts and bags for their exciting loot to be collected. Costumes? Well, if you haven’t had the time to get or make one, here’s a  quick self-made costume that comes to your rescue and adds that special smile to your child this Halloween. In fact, you can do it along with your child!...

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Dress up your string lights this Diwali!

String lights are part of most of our festive decorations. Make them look more colourful and unique with some super easy DIYs that you can create with things lying around at home. Here are three easy ways to add colour and design to your lights and make them all the more festive. Materials needed Ribbons – I used yellow and pink Scissors Craft glue for ribbons   Method Step 1: Take a thin ribbon and cut it into 6 strips of approximately 7 cm each. Step 2: Cut two more strips of 4 cm each and glue the long...

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DIY ‘Diya’ and ‘Agarbatti’ Holder for Diwali

Make your own ‘diya’ and ‘agarbatti’ holder this Diwali. Sriprabha Kasthuri tells you how. With Diwali around the corner, it’s time to decorate the house with flowers, ‘diyas’ and ‘rangolis’. The excitement of Diwali has set in and so it’s time to start work on handmade clay ‘diyas’ and ‘agarbatti’ (incense stick) holders. Time required: 2-3 hours Materials required: Clay –  Air-dry clay that is easily available at Migros Do it Garden / Coop Bau und Hobby or any other craft shop. The air-dry clay is available in white or terracotta colours. Instead of air-dry clay, polymer clay can...

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