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Category Archive: Children’s Zone, Hobbies Zone

Play-Acting Props

Which little boy or girl does not want to pretend to be a wizard or a witch? Or maybe a prince or a princess? So, here are some props you can make at home to enliven your child’s pretend play and...

Designing Laptop Covers

Laptops are essential tools today – for work, study and entertainment – but take a look at most laptop covers – yawn! They’re usually plain; the colours are dull! Isn’t this boring?...

Summer Craft Project for Children: Making a Hulk-Head Pot Holder with Rob

Summer is the time for fun-filled art and craft projects with your children. And if you can make useful things that also impart a small lesson, what better way to spend those long days? Here is an...

Making Fun, Electrical Stuff

Summer months often mean long afternoons spent indoors to escape the relentless heat. So why not try your hand at making something? Here’s how you can do something constructive while having fun!...

DIY Ship in a Bottle

Have you ever seen a ship in a bottle and been baffled as to how it got there? Well we are going to show you how, and help you baffle your friends in turn! There are of course many kits you can buy...

Sketching

“Let us now understand this with an example, shall we? Consider a cubic container of side x containing n molecules of gas – Karan? KARAN? WHAT IS THAT YOU ARE WRITING? DOODLING AGAIN? GET...

Hand-Made Textured Paper

If you want handmade paper for your art projects and cards, but think it’s not worth the extravagance, don’t worry. Here’s a simple way to make textured paper at home at a minimal cost. And...

Shadow Puppets

Shadow puppetry (or Silhouette puppetry, to be specific) is one of the most ancient forms of entertainment in India. In the past, stories from the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Jataka Tales were...

Making snowglobes

What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to bring snow into your home? You’ve probably seen souvenir shops in tourist locations sell snow globes of various landmarks in the area. Now,...

Coin Collecting

Heads or tails? Have both! New coins freshly minted or old currency that was used by ancient traders back in time – own them all! The ‘tail’ of the matter Coin-collecting as a hobby began a...