Montessori Inspired Activities for Toddlers #3 | Size Sorting & Colour Matching

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I made this simple and colourful activity yesterday to help my toddler understand the concept of size sorting and matching. Sorting according to the size of the icecream and matching according to the colour. I tried to keep the colour of the cone and icecream same because we were doing both sorting with the help of matching, to make it a little easy for her.

If your child is a little older, you can try it with different colours and concentrate on sorting or matching, individually. But since the Little Thing is only 23 months old, I had to do it relatively.

The supplies I used in this activity are same as the supplies I used in our previous activity, because I already had them available at home.

You will need the following things to do this activity:

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  1.  Card board piece ( I upcycled old carton)
  2. Foam sheets
  3. 1 colour paper
  4. Scissors
  5. Markers
  6. Glue stick

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First, I wrapped the card board piece with a coloured paper.

My card board sheet was a little bigger than the colour paper, which is why I put up a different coloured paper on the top. Of course I could have cut it small to match the size of the paper, but I wanted to make it a bit more appealing to my child. And the blue coloured paper actually makes a difference.

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Moving on, I drew four triangles on the paper and asked the Big Thing if she would fill colours in them. She happily agreed to help me with the colouring part. While I grabbed some coloured foam sheets and cut out the ice-cream shapes according to the size. And that’s it.

We let our almost-2-year-old pick and sort/match them on her own. And by far this has been her favourite activity because it’s got to do everything with ice-creams! Probably her favourite thing in the whole world! 🙂

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And if you haven’t already noticed the difference in the titles in each photograph, let me tell me you what happened. I wrote ‘Shape sorting’ instead of ‘Sort and Match’, which is why I went on and edited the picture instead of changing it on the board, photographing and uploading everything once again! Anyway, mistakes happen because I’m not perfect! 🙂

So that’s the activity we did today. Go see what activities we have done so far. And please leave a comment below and tell me which is your child’s favourite activity. I would love to know 🙂

So until next time, Happy Homeschooling to you! 😀

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

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!! ✲ ✲ ✲

Upcycled Tissue Paper Box

20140119-183432.jpgMy obsession for re-purposing things is only increasing with each day! And I’m proudly glad about it!! 🙂

So here’s another project on re-cycling!! And this time for a change I used empty tissue paper boxes that I had saved for a long time now.

Things I used:

  • Empty tissue paper box
  • Jute rope
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking/wrapping paper
  • Adhesive
  • Some patience for coiling!!

What I did:

  • I started off with coiling the rope around the box and gradually glued it, making sure there were no spaces left in between.

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  • But the tragic part was that I fell short of the rope as I reached the top of the box.
  • So what I did was I grabbed a good scarp-booking paper and glued it on to the inside of the box in a way that it also covered the rim of it.

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  • And yeah!! that’s all about it. Now it sits in a shelf with all my crafting essentials in it’s lap!! :):)

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Happy Crafting!!

DIY Pen Holder

Hey everyone!
I’m here to give you , all D-I-Y freaks out there a super-easy trick to re-purpose your used tin cans!

I’ve got a plenty of used tin cans at home.. that came along with the baby-formula/food-substitutes.

So I thought of re-purposing , rather than just throwing them away!

All that I did was…. grabbed some fabric , a tissue paper , good amount of adhesive and a tin can !

First I wrapped and sticked the tissue paper around the can to give it some extra volume. ( You can skip this step if you’ve got a nice voluminous fabric to wrap over it!

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Since mine was a thin synthetic piece of cloth I used the tissue-paper-technique!!! 😉

I sticked the fabric over the tissue paper! Let it dry!! And Voila!!

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How creative is that?!?

Another cost-free project! ( As I used the fabric and the adhesive left-overs from my earlier projects )

Try it yourself! You’ll love it too!!

Indeed!! A better way than just trashing those cans away! 🙂