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.
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