Frog Paperweight

You will need: Red, white, green and black chart papers, scale, scissors, glue and an old coaster.

How to make: 





1. Cut 4 strips of green chart paper, each measuring 1.5cm.

2. Fold 1 green strip into a circle and stick the ends.

3. Fold 2 green strips into the shape of a teardrop and stick the ends.

4. Stick the two teardrop shapes and the circle, as shown in the picture. This will form the legs and body of the frog.

5. Fold the last green strip into a circle. Pinch any two corners of the circle to form the head of the frog.

6. Stick this to the frog’s body.

7. Cut strips of green, black and white chart papers. Fold them into a circle and stick it together for the frog’s eyes.

8. Stick the eyes on the head of the frog, as shown.

9. For the mouth, cut a red strip, fold it into a circle and pinch any two corners.

10. Glue it to the head to complete the paper frog. You can stick the frog on a coaster and use it as paperweight.


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Father’s Day Apron

You will need:

Designer paper, colourful paper, ribbon, a pencil, an eraser, scissor, glue, scale and colourful sketch pens.

1. For the apron, draw two curves on a square designer paper.

2. Cut out the two curves.

3. For the pocket of the apron, cut a rectangle from another designer paper and apply glue on 3 sides of it.

4. Stick the rectangular paper on the bottom of the apron cut-out.

5. Use colourful papers to make cut-outs of a spatula, a knife, a fork and a heart.

6. Insert the paper spatula, knife, fork and heart inside the apron pocket.

7. Take a ribbon of the length that can go around the neck and cut it. Stick the ends, forming a neckband.

8. Stick the neckband on the backside of the apron.

Your Father’s Day Apron is ready!

Tracing your Trail

A trip is exciting! You get to see new places, explore new activities and have loads of fun! But did you know that you can capture these experiences forever? Not only in photographs, but also in travel journals.

What is a travel journal?

In a travel journal, you can document the trips you’ve taken. From short city tours to week-long adventures, you can note down everything about the trip. You can record your experiences daily and note down what you saw, when you saw it and how you felt. And whenever you open your travel journal, you get to relive the experience!

We spoke to Noorain Ahmed, an illustrator who has been documenting all her trips since the past 10 years! She gave us some cool tips on how you can keep a travel journal and document your memories!

“I started keeping a travel journal because I liked to write about everything I saw when I travelled. Now, whenever I read my journal, I feel very happy as I remember everything I did on my trip. It makes me want to travel more.” 

Brooklyn Lopez, 7 years, Dubai

  • One for one

Keep a dedicated book for one particular journey and give it a title. For example, if you’re travelling to Manali, the title could be ‘Manali Diaries’. Mention the date so that when you look back you remember exactly when you took that trip. It’s best to make your own journal by stapling pages together, otherwise, you can use a small drawing book as it is easy to carry around.

  • Mapping fun!

One of the first things you could do is draw a map of the place you’re at. It could be the street you’re living near and the shops or landmarks around you. Just draw what you see. You could mark the street name, stores you visited, junctions, eateries or restaurants, places you hung out, or anything you noticed on the street. If you’re doing a tour of an entire state, then you could outline the state and mark places you visited in the state. Drawing maps should be done on the first day of the trip as you can keep adding to it throughout the journey. You can also add symbols to your map to remind you of the places you saw.

  • Do it Daily

One of the things about travel journaling is you do it on the spot, while you’re on the trip as that’s what makes it special. Make an entry every day as your memories are fresh and you will be able to remember every single thing you did. If you make a note and think of putting it down later, you won’t be able to capture how you felt. It makes it special to do it right away because then you have two memories—one of the moment you are capturing and the memory of you drawing or writing about it.

  • Date it!

Whatever you’re capturing every day put the date in one corner or a title for each entry summarising your day.

  • Pen it in!

To ensure you maintain your journal every day, use a pen. If you use a pencil, you won’t be able to complete it as you will keep erasing. Use a pen and ensure you finish your journal.

  • Pick, stick and go!

It’s not necessary to only write or draw in your travel journal. You can also stick pictures, bills, tickets or something you found, or anything that describes some part of your trip.

“My travel journal is full of pictures, drawings and tickets to the museum and every single place we went. I even stuck the label of this juice I drank, which is the tastiest juice I ever had.”

Nikhil Singh, 10 years, Pune

Travel Journal Checklist

  • A title for your trip (it could be funny, quirky, adventurous or simple)
  • A map (that includes places visited, street names, important locations/ spots, north direction, distances, major landmarks, etc.)
  • People you travelled with
  • Where you stayed
  • People you met and the interesting things they said
  • Places you visited and memorable moments
  • What you ate
  • How you travelled (cab, car, auto, train, flight, bus, rickshaw, by foot, etc.)
  • Signage that is unique (welcome to…, 10 km to .., metro ahead, etc.)
  • Stickers, tickets, stamps, wrappers, fallen leaves, flowers etc.
  • Things you bought
  • Do’s and don’ts that you can share with your friends later

Veggie Art

You will need: • Vegetables (a Potato, a Lady’s Finger, a Carrot, some Coriander• Knife • Glue • Acrylic Paints • Paper

Cut and Colour Cut the vegetables in half and paint over the exposed portion. You are ready to Potato paint!


1. Take a sheet of paper and divide it to two equal parts. Leave room for a small flap.



2. Fold the ‘A’ to ‘C’ along ‘B’ like shown in the image.



3. Glue the left and right edges. Don’t apply glue on the flap.



4. Shape the flap like shown in the image.



Your envelope is ready. Use the vegetables to create colourful patterns on the cover.



3-D Art

You will need:

Mount board, tinted coloured papers, pencil, glue, scale, scissors, marker, double sided foam tape, textured paper, straws.

Tip: Stick the background coloured paper on the mount board to give it support.



1. Draw the scene that you want on the coloured background paper using pencil. Here we have drawn a bridge.



2. Draw the other parts of the scene on coloured paper, cut them out, and glue them on the background



3. Cut straws in varying lengths according to where they have to be pasted and paste them there.



4. Paste other parts of the scene by putting one, two or more layers of tape under it for the 3-D effect.



5. Make sure you use different layers of tape to give each component a unique look.



Use 4 layers of tape for the outer frame, and your 3D artwork is ready to hang on your wall!


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Spring Terrarium

You will need: Transparent jar with a lid, colored tissue paper, small twigs, scissors, glue

How to make:


1. Tear off tiny pieces of green tissue paper and scrunch them into crumpled balls.




2. Glue the tiny tissue paper balls to the inside of the jar lid.



3. Next, tear off tiny pieces of colored tissue paper and glue them to the branches of the twig.




4. Glue the bottom of the twig to the inside of the jar lid with green paper



5. Carefully place the jar over the tiny tree you have created and screw the lid on.


Your Spring Terrarium is ready!


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Rubber Band Necklace

You will need: Lots of small rubber bands, strings, ribbon, red colour paper, punch machine, glue, scissors and pencil.

Tip:Instead of rubber bands, use colourful strings to make flowers.

How to make


1. Thread some rubber bands (about 60) through a piece of string that is 5cms long.



2. Tie the ends of the string into a knot. You will now have a rubber band flower.



3. Make three more rubber band flowers.



4. Thread a long string through the four rubber band flowers.



5. Cut two strips of ribbon, each about 10cms long



6. Using the punch machine, make a hole on one end of each ribbon.



7. Thread a ribbon through one end of the string that runs through the rubber band flowers.



8. Tie a knot as shown. Similarly, thread the second ribbon to the other end of the string.



9. Draw a heart on the red colour paper and cut it out.



10. Using the punch machine, make a hole on the top of the cutout.



11. Write a message for your valentine on the heart.



12. Tie a string to the heart as shown.



13. Tie the other end of the string between the rubber band flowers.



14. To wear the necklace, tie the ends of the ribbon around your neck.



Your valentine necklace is ready!

Titu Pen Stand

You will need:

Paper cup, colour papers, chenille stick, googly eyes, marker pen, pencil, glue and scissors.

How to make it:

Titu Pen Stand

1. Draw an outline of the body of Titu butterfly on a colour paper and cut it out.



Titu Pen Stand

2. With the marker pen, draw details on the cutout as shown. Stick googly eyes.


Titu Pen Stand

3. Cut the chenille stick into two, twist and glue them on the back of Titu’s head as shown. Stick the cutout to the paper cup.


Titu Pen Stand

4. Take another colour paper and fold it in half. Draw one half of Titu’s wings and cut it to get two wings.



Titu Pen Stand

5. Add details to the wings using the marker pen. Stick them to the cup behind Titu’s body as shown.


Titu pen stand

Your Titu pen stand is ready!

How To Make an Aqarium Box



Learn how to make an Aquarium Box with the simplest and easy techniques Enjoy. 🙂

For You Need:

Colour Paper
Double-sided Tape
Black pen
Transparent gelatin Paper
Transparent Tape

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Christmas Tree Gift Box

You will need:

Green paper, a pencil, a pair of scissors, glue, ribbon and red decorative leaves.

How to make:

Christmas tree box

1. Fold the green paper into half. Draw a Christmas tree with a base as shown in the picture. Cut it out.


Christmas tree box

2. Take another sheet of green paper. Place the cutout on it, trace its outline and cut it.


Christmas tree box

3. Fold the edges of the Christmas tree cutouts as shown.


Christmas tree box

4. Cut the edges of one of the cutouts and stick it onto the other.


Christmas tree box

5. Make holes at the top of the Christmas tree. Put a ribbon through this hole.


Christmas tree box

Your Christmas tree gift-box is ready!

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Meander book

The meander motif is named after the river Meander, a river with many twists, mentioned by Homer in Iliad.This motif is also known as the Greek key or Greek fret.

To make your own meander book-

You will need:

A 4 size paper, thick coloured paper, scissors and glue


1. Fold the paper into half along the dotted line from left to right.



2. Unfold and bring both the edges of the paper to the center.



3. Now repeat the steps 1 and 2, this time by folding the paper from top to bottom. You should have 16 rectangles like these.



4. Cut along the red lines as shown in the picture. We have marked the rectangles of the first row as a, b, c, d. Fold each rectangle forward like a fan till you reach the end of the first row. So ‘a’ goes over ‘b’ and keep folding forward till you reach ‘e’. Now fold d’ behind ‘e’ and keep going forward.



5. Cut two rectangles 6 x 8 cms and stick on either sides of your meander book as covers.


Fill your meander book

You can write a story, poem or use it as a scrapbook. Cut out! pictures you like from old newspapers and magazines. Write down interesting facts you learn or quotes you read. Carry it to school or keep it on your desk, there’s so much you can do.



Tricolour Kite

Let’s make a tricolour kite!

You will need: Kite papers (orange, white and green), thread, broomsticks, scale, glue, scissors and pencil.

1. Fold the white kite paper in half. Draw a triangle on it as shown. Cut it and open it out.

2. Divide the cutout into three equal parts as shown.

3. Cut a triangle from the orange kite paper of the same size as the one on the white paper and stick over it.

4. Similarly, cut a triangle from the green kite paper and stick it over the triangle at the bottom.

5. Your kite will now look like the Indian flag, but without the chakra in the center.

6. Turn your kite over and glue a broomstick across the center as shown. Cut the broomstick to fit the length of the kite.

7. Slightly bend the second broomstick as shown.

8. Glue it horizontally across the kite as shown.

9. Make thin strips from orange, white and green kite papers.

10. Bunch the strips together and glue them to both sides of the kite.

11. Glue a thread to the bottom tip of the kite.

12. Cut out bow-shaped bits from orange, white and green kite papers.

13. Glue them along the thread in the order of the tricolour.

14. To fly the kite, tie one end of a spool of thread to the joints of the kite’s frame.

Your kite is now ready to fly!

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