DIY: How Do-It-Yourself can be interesting to Children?

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To children, DIYs are interesting, especially when it is done in partnership with an elder. It feels very precious to them – the whole process of discussing an idea, setting up a work place, procuring the materials and tools, outlining the work and working on it step by step. There’s excitement and anxiety as they wait for the completed work. There’s a sense of achievement and a sense of appreciation as they see a finished work. Not to be missed, there’s a special bonding that develops during the work. It’s a special time for them because their team is focussing on that one thing which is extraordinarily amazing to them. To my boy, his mom is the best carpenter for him, because she made his first house ever! 

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DIY PlayDough Nativity Scene for Kids

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A 30-minute DIY Play dough/clay nativity scene making! Try exploring along with the little hands of your homes, to create a cute Christmas crib. All you need is a box full of play dough; you can amuse your little ones with some magical stories for Christmas.

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DIY Felt Snowman – Christmas Decor

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Easy-to-do felt snowman! It’s that season of the year again when our homes and our spirits sparkle together! Happy Season’s Wishes from our part of the globe to all the readers.  Snowman decors have been one of the exciting part of our Christmas decorations this year. One of his larger versions has been swinging in glory…

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DIY Paper Lanterns: Diwali Decors in 5 Minutes

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The festive chills are around the corner. Beautiful, colourful diwali decors can bring in cheer to our homes and work spaces. If the pre-festival situation doesn’t allow you to shop some cool decors online or visit a store, let it not pull down the festive glory. Try making these simple hanging lanterns using coloured papers…

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Funvention: DIY Cardboard 3D Model Puzzle Kit

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We recently tried Funvention’s 3D model kit. The kit offers interesting building time with its pre-cut cardboard parts to create a 3D model. Each kit comes with materials and instructions for one specific model. We have the Apatosaur and Goldimo building models, of which the first is covered in this post. You can check Funvention’s Amazon…

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DIY Rain Guage for Kids

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With Northeast monsoon rains kick-starting and Pooja hoildays around the corner, this could be a wonderful time to do some weather-related activities with your kids. You can read out good books on weather. You can try simple science experiments to learn how tornadoes are formed or how rain is formed. Or, try a simple DIY…

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DIY Cardboard Play Fence, Rainbow Gate & Play Food Stall

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For some reason, pizza fascinates little children, isn’t it? Taking a pizza order, preparing pizza, and serving it to customers used to be one of my boy’s favourite pretend plays. For the fascination he had on pizzas, I took him to a pizza place one day. Much to my surprise, pizza wasn’t to his liking.…

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Handcrafted Christmas Play Set

Handmade christmas play set

Welcome to Play & Be Merry, my Small, Home-based, Online Store of Handcrafted Toys and Play Activities for Children. This handcrafted Christmas play set marks the simple and humble opening of Play and Be Merry! What does Christmas remind you?
Santa? Christmas tree? Tree ornaments? Christmas bells? Gifts? Sleigh? Reindeer? Snow? Snowman? Gingerbread house?
Stockings? Stars? Christmas wreath? Pointsettia? Candycane? What if your child gets a play version of all of it in a package? Yes, fuel the imaginative minds of your little ones with this enchanting Christmas Play Set!

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Handmade Cardboard Play Doctor's Clinic

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Do you have a kid who loves to pretend play a doctor? Does your child’s face glow in excitement when he/she places the toy stethoscope on your chest, stomach, hand and face? Are syringes and injections are a part of your Lo’s playtime? Then, you must try making a play doctor’s clinic!

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DIY Paper Hanging Butterflies – Home Decor

Before my babies were about to land on Earth, I made sure to create unique nurseries for them; yes of course, to welcome them in a cozy, colourful ambiance though I know they are not going to remember it 🙄 I am sharing here, one of the colourful decors I had made before my baby girl was born. I love butterflies and I know many does. A bunch of colourful butterflies hanging on a string from your wall does give a serene sight, perhaps even to babies. And the fact that it takes just a few minutes to get this done in a few easy steps adds more serenity to it.

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