Indian Crafts

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Since it is the last day of the month, we are finishing our exploration of India with Global Learning for Kids and preparing to move on to Lebanon in July. To finish India we made some crafts of things we had read about. Two of the craft ideas came from Super Simple Indian Art by Alex Kuskowski. This book has several great ideas that use things most kids have in their craft supplies.

 We started making the henna hands. In the book the henna hands were made into key chains. We just decorated the foam hands with paint and markers like henna for the experience of henna. I bought special paints formulated for foam, but they were not easy to use as you can see in our hands. The Sharpie markers worked well though. When we saw pictures of the henna on hands, Hazel really wanted to have her hands decorated. Knowing her father would probably have a fit, we decided to go the craft route.
 Hazel really wanted to make the lovely lotus light. We had fun with this, but should have cut the teardrop shapes from tissue paper instead of our small tissue paper squares. The pink and green is not quite big enough to see well from the top.
 Hazel glued on the orange layers, but got tired of it, so I finished it.

 Our final craft I somewhat made up from crafts I have seen on-line. We used two white cupcake liners and decorated them with dot markers. Once they dried we glued them together so both had some showing and then glued a wooden spoon on them. We added a beak and eyes for our peacock.
This ends our exploration of India.  If you would like to have your child explore a country a month without all the effort of the library trips and getting the craft materials, etc. consider Sign up for a Little Passports Early Explorers 12 month subscription.

This exploration has been part of Global Learning for Kids.

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