Montessori Inspired Activities for Toddlers #1 | Introducing Colours

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Yesterday, kids got up a bit early and I haven’t had a single ‘goodnight’ in the past few weeks (that’s a different story though). So  since everyone was up, I thought of making something colourful for the Little Thing, who is not yet familiar with colours other than Orange and Green.

This activity will helped my child in ‘matching’ the colours. I didn’t want to rush things up and confuse her. So as of yesterday, it was only matching the colours for her. May be in the coming weeks we can learn their names too. 🙂

So if you want to make this activity for your child, you’ll need the following things:

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  1. Foam sheets in colours of your choice
  2. Cardboard sheet ( I upcycled an old carton)
  3. 1 Colour paper.
  4. Scissors
  5. Markers
  6. Glue stick

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All I did was I cut out a large piece of cardboard and wrapped it with a coloured paper, so that it looks neat ( You can totally skip this part, if you have no time).

And then glued, foam pieces on to the card stock. Remember you will need two pieces in the each colour, for your child to match them with one another. And that’s about it.

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Initially, I put the pieces beside and asked her what she wanted to do with them. She twisted and turned the pieces and pulled them apart. My fault, I shouldn’t have asked her that in the first place. Hehe.

I then told her to match the colours and she did it in no time. MashaAllah.

Fun Fact:  The Little Thing is this type of a child, she knows what a Popsicle stick is and never forgets to asks for it when she wants to play with them. But when I ask her the colour of the sky, she instantly says green! LOL Now you know her personality. Her major source of learning is her big sister.

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This is how it looked once she finished it. It’s easy, inexpensive and fun. I hope you’ll give it a try.

Please comment below and let me know how you like it. So that’s all for today. Stay tuned because I have loads of fun activities coming up.

Happy Homeschooling Momma!

Super Easy flowers tutorial

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The day when the nesting bug bit me, I was sure my house was going to get some best treatments of it’s life! I’m glad to confess the fact that most of it has been a part of my DIY project, excluding the walls and some heavy-duty furniture of course 😉

Like I’ve mentioned it earlier I have been stashing up glass bottles that came with some edibles. And I also had good amount of parchment/butter paper which I use for baking. So I thought of many some flowers out of it!

And here it goes..

Things I used:

  • Parchment/butter paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • wooden dowels
  • glass bottle

What I did:

  • I drew out the outline of the flower on the butterpaper with a pencil and cut it out.
  • Then I poked a hole in the centre and slid it on the dowel and bent it slightly so it looked like a flower.
  • I repeated the same for the next flower. And put them both together so it looked like Hydrangea of sort!!  And that’s all!! I had these easy and elegant looking flowers in less than 10 minutes!!!

Have you made anything lately?? Comment below I would love to know them!! 😀

No-sew flowers tutorial

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If you’ve been following Hfareen’s Space for quite a while now then you’ll be knowing that I stash up almost everything that I come across and then try to use ’em in some or the other projects that I work on. So this is just an extension of it. And if you’ve missed my post of what I did with the left-over fabrics from other projects then make sure you read Hair Scrunchies and no-sew fabric bows.

Here’s how I made no-sew flowers for our little coffee table!! 😀

Things I used:

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  • Round wooden dowels
  • fabric
  • glue

What I did:

  • Firstly I cut long fabric strips of about 17-18″.

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  • Pinched the fabric and went on gluing it around the dowel.

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  • Ran a  few inches of glue over the fabric and went on pinching until I reached the end of the fabric.
  • Then to finish off the base, I wrap it with a fabric piece thats I slit at one point and glued it so the messy base is no more visible. And that’s about it! 😀

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 Sorry no photograph of the base!!

Anyways that’s how my flowers looked!! 🙂 And I’m pretty much happy at the way they turned out for it’s my first-time!! 😀

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Quick Tip: Try to use regular glue instead of hot glue so you don’t end up burning your fingers.

Let me know if you’ve any other ideas on the things that should go on a coffee table! I would love to know ’em!! 🙂

Happy Crafting Ladies!! 🙂 🙂

No-sew fabric bows DIY

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Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved accessorising especially when it comes to my two li’l munchkins. And I swear those beautiful bows are to-die-for! I have always loved them so much. And yes I have fallen in love with them all over again after I found this super-cute and a much simple way of making them at home in less than 10 minutes!! How amazing!! This didn’t cost me a single extra penny!!  Bonus!!

So these are the things I used:

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Adhesive

This is what I did:

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  • I cut a piece of fabric about 7×4″  and ironed it out.

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  • Folded it into 1/2 inch on both the side along its length and pressed it again.

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  • Then I folded the other two side(along its width) and overlapped it with each other so their ends meet.

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  • Like that   ☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝
  • I then folded the piece of fabric over and pinched it in the centre and tied it up with a thread.

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  • I cut another small piece and glue it onto the centre so the thread is no more visible! (sorry no picture of that,refer other bows for help)

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And done!! In less than half an hour I had like a dozen of such cute fabric bows.

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Read on to see what I did with these cute bows!!

Quick Tip: You don’t have to go about shopping for different prints of fabric. I made all of mine from the left over fabric scraps from my previous projects!! They would easy go with most of my girls’ outfits!! :D:D:D

Fabric Hair Bows DIY

If you’ve missed my post on how I made these easy peasy yet lovely fabric bows then here it is!!

After I had them all ready.. I glued them onto bobby pins and put them up in my girls’ hair!! And I’m so impressed with the way they turned out!!

You go ahead and take a quick look!! 😀

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Sorry no picture of what they look from behind!!

Quick Tip: If you want to pin them up you can also use alligator clips instead of bobby pins!! I used ’em cos that’s what was available to me!

DIY Hair Clip Holder

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In the past few days, the painting that was hanging in our living room started annoying me or rather I was extremely bored of it.

P.S: I had made it once when I thought I was too artistic. LOL . Not that I’m as bad a painter. But then this one somehow became a boring piece !! So I thought of giving it some new clothes and accessories to wear so I would no longer miss my long-gone painting!

And so I re-modelled it into a hair-clip holder for my girls!! (Yeah yeah! I know I’m a bit too genius!! )♥♥

Anyways here’s the tutorial.

What I used:

  • Canvas
  • wrapping paper/fabric
  • ribbons
  • thumbtacks
  • and loads of hair-clips!!

What I did:

  • I wrapped the paper over the canvas.

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  • Secured all the four ends with thumbtacks.

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  • Lined out the ribbons in the places I wanted them.

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  • And then pinned them accordingly on the back of the canvas.

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  • Once you do that it should look something like this  ☟ ☟ ☟ ☟
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  • And I just love the way it turned out!! I can now just grab and pin them up whenever I need!

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Quick Tip: You can also use fabric instead of paper. And the bonus about it is that you can change the fabric whenever you want since you wont be gluing it onto the canvas. I used paper cos that was available to me!

Let me know if you’ve made any such thing for organising your kids accessories. I would love to know them!!

✲ ✲ ✲ Happy Crafting!! ✲ ✲ ✲

Coloured Rice Bottle Art

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After I saw a similar post in this regard I decided I was surely going to stash up all the glass bottles and jars that would come along with any food item. I strictly mean A.N.Y..

So for this one I used a sauce bottle that I had on hand. You can always go out shopping for bottles of various shapes!!

Anyways all I did was, coloured rice in three different food colourings and poured them one after the other into the bottle.Its fairly self explanatory. I just made a paper funnel to make life easier.

Then stuffed a piece of crushed paper into its neck so there is no more room left in the bottle.

Added a bow to its neck!! And Voila!!!!