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!


Make your own 3D art and send us photos at writetochampak@delhipress.in


You get dignity,

When you stop thinking wrong

When you do what you learn right

You can live dignified,

When you live a lifestyle that,

matches your vision.

You can get dignity

when you renounce the “ego of individuality”.

and rejoice ups and downs of life.

There is dignity,

when you have good thoughts,

in your heart and mind.

-Manasvi Mehra, 13 years



The warmth on my skin,

The heat on my face,

Humidity in the air,

The sweat after a race.

Longer days with fun and joy,

Is what summer brings.

The sky in a brilliant shade of blue,

And so many more things.

The cold, tingling feeling of the pool,

As our skin gives a sigh of relief.

Our minds thinking of the lazy days,

When nobody is in grief.

The sun shines merrily above the horizon,

Sharing its heat and light.

A smile on everybody’s face,

As our hearts are filled with delight!

– Harshita Das

– 11 years, Noida

Rainbow Family Pleasantness

One day came a long, serene rain,

Saplings, plants, farmers, reservoirs smiled again.

Others gave a frown of pain,

Due to foresight, there was no stink or overflowing drains.

Then arose the shining sun,

It was curtains up for a boon.

I looked up with elegant smile,

Sweet rainbow appeared within a mile.

I met the rainbow at the horizon,

It was a joyful, lovely reunion.

S. Miracle

11 years, Hyderabad

Mother’s Love

One big oak tree,
Which was very hollow,
On it rested,
The nest of a swallow.
The swallow had babies,
In her little home,
Soon the mother flew away,
For food in a dome.
Just then a hunter came,
For the meat in the nest.
With ruthless thoughts,
He was a pest.
The mother came back,
And fought with the crook.
She got scratches everywhere,
But did not hide in a nook.
The she-bird flew away,
With her children, she snatched.
For a mother’s love,
Can never be matched.
Seeing the will-power,
Of the little swallow,
The hunter was taken aback,
And left the tree hollow.

-Adya Tripathi


Once there was a boy

And everyone thought,

He was a useless guy.

He always Failed,

In every exam

Be it First second or third,

Or the last, Final term.

Once he saw an art,

Who was trying to climb a wall.

Fell down, but tried again,

And then it did not

This lit up his inner soul,

He worked harder to achieve his goals.

And one day he went up so high,

That he Finally touched the sky!

IF you too want achievements,

Never, ever cry.

Just set your goals and aims,

And try try and try.

-Adya Tripathi

Our Motherland

The land of diversity,

Where people live in harmony.

Different cultures and customs,

And different castes and religions

Our history today tells us all,

About great leaders and freedom fighters’ sacrifice,

Who all were very wise.

Our country was protected,

Because they protested.

The Himalayas have worn a crown,

Giving birth to some of the greatest rivers,

The atmosphere here is filled with serenity,

Creating a nature that is very pretty!

-Aniha Sheela Paraveen

-10 years, Nashik

One Moment

One moment I was in the air,

Above the clouds, nowhere to be found.

One moment I was below the Earth,

In its core I was bound.

One moment I was in a palace,

And the other in a cottage so small.

One moment I was happy with a stick

And the other, I hated my expensive ball.

Time changes as we go,

We can’t follow it; it just goes,

Time is precious

So this is what we learnt folks!

Harshita Das

11 years, Noida


Countless stars in the sky,

I love to see them in the night.

When they twinkle in the night,

They bring to my heart, delight.

One shines, while another is shooting,

Everyone holds their breath while looking,

They come out in the night and hide in the day,

They steal my heart, in the month of May.

They brighten up the dark sky,

That is why we find them nice.

Countless stars in the sky,

I love to see them in the night.


15 years



I’ll be as bold as a hill,

and stand tall to face all hurdles.

I’ll be as soft as a breeze

and bring pleasure and treasure.

I’ll be as fast as a wave,

washing away all stones coming in my way.

I’ll bring fame and never shame;

I’ll shine as bright as a star;

I’ll fight all obstacles with all my might;

But nobody knew that it was my last night.

 Anmol Kaur Mongia,

12 years, Chandigarh

Never Give Up

If I made a mistake,

then I would have to retake,

and do it once again,

even feel the pain.

But there also lays a prize,

and that made me realise that,

even if I was to fail,

it would be a learning trail.

 If I hope for medals and a cup,

I can’t just rely on luck

I must do hard work,

to show the world my worth.

That’s the essence of never giving up!

Kriti Johri, 12 years Madhya Pradesh

Magazine Rack

You will need:

  • Mountboard,
  • acrylic paint,
  • paint brush,
  • pencil, scale,
  • glue and scissors.


1. Place the magazine on a sheet of mountboard and cut around it so that the cutout is slightly bigger than the magazine.



2. Make two more rectangular cutouts that are narrower but about the same height as the cutout in step 1. These will form the sides of the rack.



3. Make another rectangular cutout for the base using the measurements from the previous two cutouts as shown.



4. Stick the cutouts from Step 2 along the sides of the cutout from Step 1 as shown. Then stick the base as well.



5. Cut two thin strips from the mountboard and stick to the front of the rack. Paint the rack.




Now you can put in your favourite Champak magazine in your very own magazine rack!

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!

Make your own Champak bookmark and send us photos at writetochampak@delhipress.in