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Summer Holiday Craft – Colourful Paper Caterpillar

Between getting ready for a house shift and nursing a terrible Sinus related cold, I'm having Pari spend time doing her art and craft as independently as possible. Talking about Sinus, in my experience, there isn't anything more painful and frustrating than this. What do you do when every bone of your face aches, the blockage doesn't let you breathe or sleep and the head feels so heavy – you could crash a wall with it and end up feeling better!

Any tips, readers, to cope with this monster? I've been taking steam regularly with only temporary relief…

So, more or less independently she's been doing her little artful projects with a few tips and tricks from me.

I've noticed how caterpillars and butterflies and sunflowers are evergreen craft themes with kids.

A colourful caterpillar is what she made couple of days back by cutting circles from chart paper (I helped her with that) and then painting them and lining them up with glue. 

She had different ideas for how to fill those circles. Initially, she wanted to cut pictures of leaves and greens from magazines and paste in its "tummy". She quipped – "Caterpillar is very hungry and eats a lot of leaves" so that's what she wanted to depict by pasting pictures of leaves across its body

After pasting just one picture, the urge to paint took over and a colourful caterpillar is what she ended up making.

Next up, I'm going to have Pari try this crawling caterpillar @ Jellyfish Jelly. We have many disposable glasses in stock back from her birthday party.  Upcycling them would be a great idea.

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  • Caroline March 28, 2011, 8:03 am

    *Morning *Girls*….. :O)
    *WoW* what a wonderful Caterpillar *Pari has made, ….brilliantly colourful and an artful project.
    And wow I love the crawling Caterpillar, how wonderful, I look forward to see the outcome!

    *Rashmie I’m so sorry to hear that you are suffering with your Sinus’s, I have for years and I know how cruel it can be….
    One tip I have is to use a Neti Pot with some healing NATURAL Salts…and bath your nose two to three times a day depending on how it is healing. And another thing I do when at home is to burn lavender oil, in oil burners all around the home, this helps too. Also use a mix of menthol and mints for better breathing at night and of course a wonderful relaxing sleep. ( burn that in an oil burner too).
    Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8sDIbRAXlg
    I know for some it sounds and looks not too nice but please believe me the outcome of what it does for the Sinuses is *AWESOME…it leaves one feeling like you have a new nasal passage…all un~stuffed and clear, even the eyes, throat and ears all get a cleans too. ARRrRRrrr Wonderful! :O)

    Sending *YOU* and *Pari BIG *SUPERSONIC *HUGS and wishing you a speedy recovery with rainbow speed!
    Caroline XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Rashmie Jaaju March 28, 2011, 10:38 am

    O dear Caroline,
    I love it when you comment here because your words send positivity and enthusiasm flying in all directions :)
    Your words are “supersonic” motivating :)

    And, thank you so much for these wonderful tips. I have lavendar oil with me right now and will burn it in those two burners that I have. Natural salt is a great idea too. I do it sometimes with sea salt but more often than not, I forget when it comes to doing it for myself. I’ll need to go hunting for Neti pot because though this concept originated in India, very few know it and there’s no specific name here. I think I will ask for a ‘kamandal-like’ copper pot and that may do the trick… :))

  • Ashu March 28, 2011, 11:46 am

    Lovely caterpiller Pari and so colourful.I m sure now pari is full action for her vacation…God bless u .

  • Rashmie Jaaju March 28, 2011, 11:54 am

    Thanks Ashu. Pari just read *your* comment and the first one – from Caroline – and said – “wow, they have written these letters for you and me”! :))

  • Smitha March 28, 2011, 5:33 pm

    That’s a really colorful and cute caterpillar!!!! Pari is awesome with making these things and i liked her idea of “Pasting leaves” to depict what caterpillar eats. That’s a brilliant idea!!! Pari and Rashmie rock together… U guys are just superb in implmemting these ideas…. Good going!!!

    • Rashmie Jaaju March 30, 2011, 10:39 am

      Thanks, Smitha :) Your sparkling words really mean so much to us. I read out these comments to Pari too and it gives a big boost to her motivation. :)

  • Farnoosh March 29, 2011, 2:50 am

    Beautiful girl and just like her mom! :) Gosh, one day she will be in her 20s and will treasure what you have made her do here and would want to save these pieces of art for the rest of her life. Rashmie, darling, what a great post – and I hope everyone’s health is restored very soon. Big hugs!

    • Rashmie Jaaju March 30, 2011, 11:08 am

      O Farnoosh,
      It’s a pleasant surprise to see you here! :) Yes, you rightly said – when she grows up and reads all these along with the beautiful comments from readers like you, what a gift it will be for her. Even now, when I read out these comments to her, she screams with happiness and hugs me.
      I still have fever and the head is hurting like mad…Hope I feel better soon.
      I have been wanting to read your latest post but my eyes strain so much due to the cold and fever that I am not able to – on screen. Will check out one of these days….
      Hugs to you too :)

  • Pritam March 29, 2011, 4:04 am

    Really colorful…and lovely caterpillar…..

    Waiting to see more from Pari this summer….

  • Rashmie Jaaju March 30, 2011, 11:10 am

    Thanks dear Pritam. :) Pari has so much going on these days that I am unable to keep pace in terms of updating the blog!
    And with Summer Vacations a month away, I guess I will need to do two posts a day! If only I can…!

  • Mallika April 1, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Beautiful photos and details on the craft. It has given me another thing to do with my four year old this weekend. Keep posting these :)

    • Rashmie Jaaju April 1, 2011, 5:45 pm

      Thank you, Mallika for your visit and comment. It’s fun and meaningful to do these activities with the kids. Hope you both enjoy making this over the weekend…

  • tot stylist April 2, 2011, 3:13 am

    Rashmie… thank you for stopping by and hence introducing me to your delightful blog. I love all of your projects! We do some art and home too, but nothing as spectacular as yours! Thanks to your blog i now have a whole list of “to-do” crafts with my little boy!

    • Rashmie Jaaju April 20, 2011, 6:28 am

      I am so sorry I missed your comment. This was due to the house shift in between when I was not online for two weeks or so.
      Thank you, dear for your lovely words. I’m so glad you will share crafts from this blog with your little boy. :) Would love to know how it goes…

  • Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree April 19, 2011, 5:14 pm

    Love this too! My daughters eyes lit up when she saw this! She Loves her caterpillar stuffed animal! We were watching and listening to caterpillar songs/videos on You Tube! We will have to do one!

  • Rashmie Jaaju April 20, 2011, 6:31 am

    Melissa,
    Yeah, there’s something about caterpillars that make them so like-able among kids. No?
    O! caterpillar song videos would be loved by my daughter – Pari, too! I will have to check out on You Tube.
    Thanks for stopping by…

  • Ambika April 24, 2011, 9:18 am

    This is such a cute DIY! Kids will love it. Thoroughly enjoyed going through this website, great crafts and photographs too. Just joined your FB page!

    • Rashmie Jaaju April 24, 2011, 1:35 pm

      Ambika,
      Welcome to MommyLabs :)
      So good to see you here! We both share a common passion for photography, don’t we? I loved the Sikkim photos on your blog! I look forward to your participation on the FB page as well.
      Have a great Sunday.