Monday, March 23, 2009

Tema: Perayaan

Subtema: Tahun Baru Cina


Paper is one thing that can be used for a variety of purposes - crafts, packaging, storage, stationery...the uses are countless. Here is one of the things that you can make.

The things you need:
1. Chart paper
2. Scissors
3. Adhesive

Step 1: Take the chartpaper and cut it into a rectangular piece (12 inches x 6 inches).

Step 2
: Fold the paper lengthwise into half.

Step 3
: With the help of a scissor make slits all along the length from the folded side.

Stick the opposite widths of the paper.

Step 4
: Cut a strip (1 inch x 8 inch) from the remaining chart paper. Stick the two ends of the strip to the cylindrical lamp to make the handle. Colour or decorate it the way you like.

The lamp shade is ready to adorn your house. To light the bulb, just extend the electrical wire with a socket to the place where you are going to hang the lamp shade. Fix a bulb and put the switch on.

Subtema: Deepavali

Diwali is that time of year when markets get flooded with decorations. You could buy them or perhaps try and make them on your own.

All you need is:

1. Crepe paper or Glossy paper.

2. Scissors.

3. Colours.

4. Adhesive.

Step 1: Take a sheet of paper, nine inches square. Fold it diagonally into two. You will get a triangle like the one in the illustration.

Step 2: With the help of scissors, make cuts as shown in the figure. Remember to keep two things in mind:

* The cuts should not reach from one side to the other.

* You should make cuts in alternate directions.

Step 3: Now, open the sheet out flat and make a second one exactly like it but of a different colour.

Step 4: Stick the two sheets together by dabbing some adhesive on the corners.

Step 5: Now, gently draw out the paper by pulling at the centre of both sides.

You will have a nice chain. Make a dozen of these and you can hang them all over.


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