Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fun Balloon Critters Craft for kids

Recently, we had loads of fun making these Fun Balloon Critters. I mean really, this is one of those times when you suddenly come up with an idea and let the on the spot creativity do the rest of the work.

My niece who is about 4.5 yrs old was here at our home and her parents had to go shopping. I was baby sitting her and my daughter who is 3 yrs old. Both of them wanted to do some fun craft. When they want something fun it has to be really fun and that too immediate. I was running out of ideas. I had a lot of balloons in our house, thanks to my daughter's birthday party.
So, in order to make a creative use of these balloons we finally agreed on Fun balloon crafts.

These critters that you see in the picture are purely 100% their imagination. They kept telling me what kind of shapes and features they want and I was cutting them using colored peel and stick foam sheets.

I was so amazed by their imagination. What followed was more and more Fun Balloon Critters and hours of fun. Naming the balloons (eg the ones here are Spongi bobi the one with rectangle eyes, blue witch, teethy girlie monster,bunny rabbity), Balloon fights, critter stories, pretend play. You name it and they were doing it.

- Balloons
- Peel and stick foam sheets
- Scissors

Let your kids use your imagination and have fun doing this easy and unique craft.

-This is a wonderful activity for a Playdate or for a Birthday Party.
-Have some extra supplies as when the balloons blow out while playing, you need to motivate them to make new ones and play again.
- You can also used pre-cut foam stickers if you want to avoid use of scissors. Advantage is that you do not have to supervise much but then that limits a child's imagination to the availability of sticker shapes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Green gift box- St. Patrick's Day craft

With St. Patrick's day around the corner, wanted to share one of our favorite creation in green. This was a custom order for one of our friends.
It is a gift box made in green using quilling technique. For more quilling creations click here.

Probably by now you know that recently we have launched our online shop Navanka Creations.Now,you can buy our creations.We do take custom orders and you can convo through our etsy shop which means you cna communicate through etsy for your need or else you can reach us at also and we can make a special listing for you on our Etsy shop.

It would be our pleasure to know your opinion about the items listed and which one of our previous creations you would like to be available for sale. Ideas for new product lines are also welcome.

We will keep updating our shop and this blog from time to time so keep visiting.

Some of you know the significance of green on St Patrick's Day. Hence, this green gift box. For those who want to know more about St. Patrick's Day click here.

Wishing all Irish people and all those who celebrate St. Patrick's Day and everyone else too A very Happy St. Patrick's Day. May this bring happiness and prosperity to all. Wish all of you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.Just make sure you reach in time.

As far as this above Green Gift Box is concerned, it turned into Pot of Gold when it was filled with Hershey's Kisses(the one with golden wrapper). Isn't it a great idea for making kids happy.

Happy St. Patrick's Day once again.


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