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How to make a Dino Hand puppet

The 6 to 8 year olds had fun making hand puppets using toothpaste and foil cartons. The shorter ones turned out to be good for the dino, dragon, hippos and the like. While the longer ones were good for alligators or crocodiles, to show off the long snout. The smaller ones were better for the younger children as they found it difficult to handle the long cartons. 
Here's what we find: Easy to make craft with a little help with cutting etc., if the child requires.Good for show and tell or puppet showWe'll need empty toothpaste carton, one sheet of white paper, pink paper for the tongue , black marker, a set of googly eyes, paints and glueUse sellotape to secure the fold, to avoid ripping off accidentallySlide fingers into the open slits behind Go do the crunch crunch
Enjoy and have fun!

Art and Fun this summer!

...and yes, we did play too! As mentioned in our last post, we enjoyed creating a lot of crafts and artworks during our summer program 2013. To think that we managed to do all that in spite of the soaring temperatures, was altogether overwhelming!

Here's looking back into some of the activities that were most enjoyable - We planted seeds, making coasters from reused paper, making paper mache bowls, tribal tikis, magic carpets and slippers, tribal arts from India and other countries, fun with watercolors and acrylics and many more crafts using clay and recycled materials.

There were many children who enjoyed craft making the most as they do not get to make them all by themselves and they loved all the stuff they could make and display. We had the second group of children who explored basic and advanced techniques in shading, still life, landscape, portraits and comic book creations. It was an enjoyable session.

And now it is time for most schools to reopen after the summer break a…