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G For Glue Drawing with Pastel Chalk – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

This craft is super interesting. Kids usually first draw with a pencil and color the picture but with this piece of art, kids either draw and then outline with glue or even skip using pencil and directly draw with glue. It definitely becomes more interesting to see how it all works out.

Colored chalk or soft pastels are used in this project. They are messy yet blend in so beautifully that I highly recommend having them in your kid’s art supplies.

Black chart paper
Bottle of fevicol
Pencil and eraser
Colored chalk/soft pastels

Let’s get started

1. Go alongwith your child’s ideas of drawing. We have chosen underwater theme here.

2. Let them draw with a pencil and then squeeze glue to outline the whole drawing.

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3. Let the glue dry up. It will take around 45 minutes to an hour depending on the size of your drawing and where you place it. We keep it under the sun and that sped up the drying process. To our surprise, the glue started turning transparent as it dried. Many of us I’m sure didn’t know of this.

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4. You have your canvas ready to be filled with colors.
5. Chalk colors create a lot of dust and also need blending with fingertips to even it out. 6. Make sure to cover all.the nooks and crannies inside each section made by the glue to cover the black paper.

Your Glue drawing is ready.

We have created a quick video when Eira created her underwater glue drawing.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Blogchatter A2Z · Get Crafty

E For Easter Bunny – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

Happy Easter to you all!

We celebrated Easter 2 days ago, but are still trying to get over the scrumptious food, chocolate eggs and cookies. For kids as well as grown-ups, Easter is always associated with bunnies and eggs. Bunnies usually give birth to a group of little kittens and so it symbolizes new life. It is believed that the Easter bunny lays and decorates eggs and then hides them for everyone to find. The eggs also symbolize new life. Today, parents and grandparents follow this tradition and hide chocolate eggs around their home and garden for an Easter egg hunt. Christian families also decorate their homes with different make bunnies and painted eggshells.

So what better than sharing the little DIY decor that we made for Easter.

Handtowels of any color
Rubber bands
Colored Satin ribbons
Googly eyes
Colored pompoms

Let’s get started

1. Place the handtowel inside out with one corner facing towards you.

2. Start rolling from the same corner up to the other side and then fold it to make a U-shape.

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3. Secure the folded U side with a rubber band tightly. This will form the bunny’s furry squishy bottom.

4. Now fold the pointy ends on the side towards the U-shape and secure with a rubber band. This will form the bunny’s face.

5. Fold the pointy ends upwards to make bunny’s ears.

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6. Tie a ribbon around the face of the bunny.

7. Glue the googly eyes and a pompom to make a nose.

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Your Easter Bunny is ready. Place the bunny with painted eggs or eggshells and chocolate eggs around.

We have made a quick video while Eira made these bunnies for Easter.

Hope you like it!

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