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Easter Fun Crafts

Easter Fun Crafts

EASTER FUN CRAFTS

As Easter just round the corner.Here are some of my favorite and super easy crafts that can be done at home or at school.

Paper Bunny
This is a super duper easy craft paper bunny craft that can be made not only on Easter but any time of the year.

You will need:

-Blue/Pink construction paper
-white paper
-Scissors
-wiggly eyes
-glue
-black marker

Step 1 : Cut 4 long strips of paper (length wise of the A4 sized paper) and 4 shorter strips of paper (width wise of the A4 sized paper).

Step 2 : Take the 2 long strips and glue them together making a cross.Glue the other 2 long strips, making a snowflake. (Do the same with the short strips)

Step 3 : Take the “snowflake” with long strips and start forming a paper ball.By gluing
the strips together, forming loops, until all strips are glued together and you get a nice looking ball.
(Do the same with the short strips “snowflake”.)

Now you got two sized paper balls.

Step 4 : Glue the paper balls together.

Step 5 : Cut the ears out of blue paper.
(Also cut a smaller set out of pastel pink and glue it inside the blue ears)

Step 6 : Cut a snout and draw a nose.
Also cut teeth out of white paper and draw a line in the middle with a black marker. Glue the teeth on the snout.

Step 7 : Glue the ears and the snout on the head (smaller ball) part of the bunny.

Add two wiggle eye stickers.

and your super easy Paper bunny is ready to be displayed

Pictures To Guide

Note: Follow the same process to make the pink paper bunny. 🐰

Easter Egg Decorating
All you need here are a few Easter eggs cutouts and let your kids paint ,color or stick stickers on it free hand.Creating colorful Easter eggs of their own.

All You Need For Creating Easter Eggs
Egg Decorating Can Be Done With Any Kind Of Medium.

P.S – These eggs can be strung together creating a garland or can be glued on a Easter card.

Craft Stick Puppets
These is a super cute craft.Great! to decorate cupcakes or easter baskets.

All you will need:

-craft sticks (either colored or plain)
-white or yellow pipe cleaners
-white or yellow paint
-google eyes
-markers
-scissors
-glue

Step 1: Start by coloring the craft stick. Let them dry. (If you are using colored sticks then skip this step)

Step 2 : Cut out the head shapes, round one from yellow construction paper for chick 🐥 and white circle with ears for the bunny 🐰.

Step 3 : Draw (or glue) the beak, nose and ears. Stick on a pair of googly eyes (or draw them).

Step 4 : Place the craft sticks at the centre of the pipe cleaner. Start wrapping the pipe cleaners around them, twisting them on the back side of the craft stick.
When you’re half way through, make the wings by making the loop, as shown on the image above, twisting it a few times at the bottom of the loop (near the craft stick). Continue wrapping the pipe cleaner until you are done (cut it if it’s too long). Tuck the loose end under the wrapped pipe cleaner.

Follow Each Step Carefully!

Step 5: Stick on the face and you have your Easter craft stick puppets 🙂

Craft Stick Bunny 🐰 and Chick 🐥

Wishing you all a very HAPPY EASTER 🐣🐇🐰.

10 Common Words

10 Common Words

10 COMMON WORDS TO SAY TO KIDS EVERYDAY 

Use these 10 words of encouragement and affirmations to inspire your kids throughout the day.Making them feel confident and as well as help them take on new challenges in life.

I LOVE YOU ❤️- During bedtime or during the day this is something that need to be said several times of the day,everyday.When the kids know they are loved, they know they have someone to trust and protect them. In short ‘LOVE IS ALL THEY NEED’ 😊.

YOUR THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED – We (moms) know that giving birth 🤰is the best feeling and the best thing that every happened to us,why not let our kids know that as well.

IM PROUD OF YOU – One of the best ways to let our kids know we are proud of them more often is to intentionally see them doing something good. For example finding their improvement in anything they do ,play sports, practice an instrument etc.It would be great if we showed them pride on a regular basis.

YOUR SO GOOD! – Did an activity on their own and the right way.Praising them on their achievements increases their motivation.

YOU CAN ASK FOR HELP? – Asking for help comes naturally. They need help with everything.But as they grow up, it can become warped.Children need to learn to voice their needs at home.Those kids are more likely to stand up for themselves in other situations and are also less likely to be taken advantage of.They need to understand that they can always seek support and comfort for their frustration,helping them learn how to self-regulate their emotions and stay calmer.

WE ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN? RIGHT? – If you find a way to make the most of every moment that you have with your kids, you will not only be a wonderful parent, but you will also be teaching your kids how to be good adults and wonderful parents themselves someday.Show your children how important your time with them is,making them remember the fun times they spend with you.

IM LISTENING 👂🏻 – No matter how busy we are throughout the day listening to our kids is the most important thing of all. If you want them to listen to you, you’ll need to first listen to them.Listen to your children when they want to talk, have strong feelings or have a problem.Listening is a skill that will help any parent communicate better with his or her child.

NEVER BE AFRAIDIM HERE  – Caressing them and telling them that there is nothing to be afraid of will leave a huge impact on them (letting them know that mom/dad are always there to protect them (even in their dreams).

YOUR SO HELPFUL – We wouldn’t mind a few helping hands..would we? 😵I know chores for kids is less cleaning and more messing around 🙈 but appreciating,even their little help can make a difference in their lives.No matter if it’s not done properly we can always make it right and make them learn later.

WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU HAVE DONE 👍🏻- Whether it’s just finishing a puzzle or a coloring page. Kids love being appreciated.The smile and the proudness they will have on their face after these words will surely be capturing. 🙂

Mother’s Day Event

Mother’s Day Event

MOTHERS DAY EVENT AT TALENTS_HQ

It was a pleasure to be invited to the Mother’s Day Event @ Talent HQ.This was my very first visit and I was impressed with this small place offering so much.

To tell you a little about it.Talents HQ is all about fun and creativity.Offering classes for both kids and adults like pottery,decoupage,painting and many more.This is one place surely to be enrolled in to spend sometime together with kids.

Visit http://www.talentshq.com for more information.

The event was a Mother’s Day special event where all lovely ladies and mamas were invited to enjoy and have some fun with the activities around.

Once the function started.All the ladies were handed over a card at random with a room color on it.(green,blue or purple).Once the cards were given out they were escorted to that specific room (if for example they got a green card they will be in the painting room and vice versa…)Activities included Sushi Rolling by @okkudxb (Blue Room),Canvas Painting by @mylittlepainter_uae (Green Room)and a make-up workshop hosted by the beautiful @danakalaoui (Purple Room).Not only this ,there was unlimited access to snacks and drinks by @koitafood @jasminandvanilla as well 😋🥐🍕🍪🥛

The Green Room= Canvas Painting
Purple Room= Make-Up Workshop
Single Red Roses for All the Lovely Ladies
Yummy In My Tummy! Koita Milk
Yummy Cookies 🍪 by Jasmine and Vanilla
Snack Time 😋

I was lucky to be one of the students of the Canvas painting class 🎨(I got the green room card 🙂).Here our task was to follow the steps and paint 🎨 a vase with hydrangea flowers using the colors red,yellow,blue,white and green.I love painting and tried to do my best,in the end creating a mess around me this is how my turned out to be.

Getting Ready With My Painting Skills
My Final Piece 🙈

Each activity was held for about 30 mins.And it was all about having fun and communicating with the other mommies .As I was getting late I had to rush out (had to pick Princess Z from her nursery)so had to leave early and on my way out I was handed a goodie bag 💼 and a red rose 🌹🙂(to mark Mother’s Day ❤️which I thought was really sweet).

Thank you TalentsHQ for having me.I totally enjoyed my time as well as it was pleasure meeting the other lovely ladies.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under 130

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under 130

MOTHERS DAY GIFT IDEAS UNDER UNDER 130 AED

Here are my top 5 perfect affordable gifts ideas under 130 to celebrate and make this Mother’s Day special

Flowers from Joi Gifts – Joi Gifts is an online gifting website in the Middle East.It offers a variety of flowers at affordable prices.The flowers here are freshly hand-picked and arranged in a diligently way in vases,hand bouquets,boxes or bags.With no delivery charge and on time delivery.This is one place where I totally recommend ordering flowers from.Plus,the website is easy to browse and the App can be downloaded on Android and iOS.

Mothers day
5 Red Roses in a Vase 99 AED

Flower arrangements starting from just 99 Dhs

For the full range of flowers visit their website: www.joigifts.com

Bath and Body Products– Who doesn’t love a relaxation bath 🛀 after a hectic day.The best way to relax and spend some time alone.All mama’s love it.There are many bath and body products available at affordable prices in the market but my favorite ones are Bath Bombs by Lush and Zoella products.(We all love them …don’t we!)Theses irresistible scented products can totally transform the bath into an indulgent experience in which one would love to lie back, relax and enjoy.

Mother’s Day Special ‘For Mum’ Gift Set 130 AED

Visit Lush Stores to check out their special range for Mother’s Day.

Zoella Soak Opera Shower Cream 49 AED

Check out the full range of Zoella products at Virgin Megastore or order them online via: www.virginmegastore.ae

Travel Mugs-If your planning to make Mother’s Day a bit of fun ,and if your mama is a coffee/tea ☕️lover then these fancy travel mugs from Spoontiques will totally be the perfect gift for her.

Spoontiques Wonder Women Travel Mug 79 AED
Spoontiques I’m Too Sexy GrandMother Travel Mug 59 AED

Check out the full range at www.virginmegastore.ae

Cosmetics – Looking good is in everyone’s agenda these day.Below are a few cosmetics from Sephora that might be perfect and useful for the mama’s this Mother’s Day.

Urban Decay AfterGlow 8-Hour Powder Blush (available in 8 different shades) 129 AED
Smash Box Be Lengendary Matte Lipstick (available in bold reds,pinks,sultry berries and neutrals) 125 AED

Check out www.sephora.com for more information

Or if she has enough cosmetics but don’t have space to keep them then these bags by Zoella can be the perfect gift to store them

Zoella Favourite Things Coral Bag 79 AED.Check out the full collection at www.virginmegastore.ae

Sweet Treats– If your looking out for something different and sweet this Mother’s Day then eclair.ae is surely the place to check out.Located in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) and Citywalk 2.It is dedicated to the world of eclairs.It offers massive variety of flavors with the option of regular or mini eclairs.The pastries are light and baked to perfection, filled with an ideally balanced delicious filling. It’s temptation, creates bursts of flavor in every mouthful.😋

Dig in the box of 6 mini- eclairs for just 60 Dhs or try out their special gift box of 6 mini-eclairs for 80 Dhs

The World of Delicious Eclair

Visit the website www.eclair.ae for more information on their take-away menu and flavors.

There are many other things that can make Mother’s Day extra special and are absolutely FREE 😊

Giving out a lot of Hugs & Kisses,and some special messages (I Love You,Thank You,I Am Sorry,……..).

Doing all of the Housework-(so mama can relax and enjoy her day watching television).

The Laundry– managing to collect and washing all of the laundry for the day.

Cooking something special-(maybe making moms favorite dish for dinner).

Mother’s Day is all about remembering and appreciating the time,the love,the blessings that our moms gave us when we were young and returning and making them feel extra special on this day.

Happy Mothers Day to all the Super Mama’s in advance!

The Cats

The Cats

THE CATS IN PRINCESS Z’S LIFE  🐱

Cats have always been a part of Princess Z’s life.Being fond of cats since her toddlerhood.She loves everything related to them.Whether its cat cushions,plush toys,hair clips etc.We never had one nor planned of having any as mom aka Princess Z’s grandma (Nani) was afraid of them and didn’t want the ‘scratching the furniture’ thing🙈in the house.During our shifting process Princess Z tried her best to convince Nani to get her a kitten on her birthday (as she knew our house is getting bigger and we have space for them)but it didn’t work out 😞.The day we shifted to our new home just before her birthday Princess Z was lucky enough to make some new cats friends in the neighborhood.Nani was happy as well as we didn’t needed to get one now)😉.

Here’s what she named them:
Softy-Loves moaning outside our door,a solid eater,the first one to get attached and is the oldest and the closest of them all.’Her best friend’,that’s what Princess Z likes to call her 😊).

Whitey- A little reserved,plays a little,likes to roam around our house,loves food

Silly Cat-A kitten actually who loves to play in our garden with her mouse toy and bubbles

Babu-Never comes in but loves to be fed.

Softy 2- Pays us a visit,once in a blue moon

and many more but they have not been named yet)
😂😂

It was a scary thought at first.(tendency to bite or claw.) but as time passed by they created a special bond.It’s was not just Princess Z that started to have the love and affection in her eyes, but the cats seem to have the same adoration.In no time the cats and kitten became attached to Princess Z.Taking time out to feed,play,pet and caress them has became a part of her daily life.Nothing makes her more happy then seeing those cats waiting for her outside at the doorstep when she comes back from school.Not only this weekends,specially Friday is a ‘Cat’ day for us,spending hours playing with them in our garden.

Princess Z Watching Softy Eat
Playing With Bubbles With Ms.Silly Cat 🐱

Playing with cats is all about treating them well.During the night time when Princess Z is lying by my side I tend to teach her all about the do’s and don’ts of Cats.When talking I try to make her understand the teaching on how to play with them,by staying calm and quiet while playing: no yelling, screaming, running, or jumping.Telling her the facts about them.Its important to help her understand that the cat is not a toy and she’s a living companion who has just as many feelings as us.