Quilling workshop at Snehadhara foundation

The workshop was fun-filled and packed with loads of creativity among the kids and adults. The newspaper quilled craft was introduced to the group. The session started with warm-up songs and introducing newspaper as the main medium for the craft.

The kids with special needs understood the concept of rolling the paper and tried rolling the newspaper to strips. It was wonderful to see the excitement and the focus that they exhibited while learning the technique. It was not easy for them to do on their own initially but with support they were able to roll the newspaper into strips. 

When the rolled strips were handed over to them and were asked of them to shape into coils, some were able to do it on their own while the others accomplished it with some support. The creativity that the support group and rest of the regular children showed was mind-blowing. These kids were asked to roll out different shapes from the newspaper strips and glue together to form an artefact. Hairband, necklace, anklet, binocular, spectacles, table coasters,  face, kumkum holder, chariot etc. were created out of newspaper quilling.

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The group was so fascinated about their own creations and with regular practice their motor skills will improve further and they will be able to create different artefacts by combining different shaped quilled coils.  

 

Birthday gifts

Birthdays for kids have become an high-end affair for the parents.  I feel that the birthday party day is hectic for the parents running around to decorate the place, prepare or order snacks and hunt for return gifts. These days the kids do not leave the birthday party without return gifts handed over to them. Is that necessary?  Return gifts turn out to be more  expensive than the actual gifts that the child receives.

We as grownups may be setting a bad example by teaching kids to expect  return gifts or gifts for all occasions. This thought should slowly change and the concept of homemade handicrafts should be encouraged; such as greeting cards, quilled crafts, baked items, loom bands, origami etc.

For my daughter’s 8th birthday, we had invited her close friends and I had requested them to gift her a simple surprise card – A card that talks about the qualities they liked in my daughter. This concept would not only boost their self-confidence but also help them sustain such skills.

Personalised handmade gifts are really appreciated and cherished. I have been gifting my quilled jewellery and encourage my kids to create cards for  special occasions.

Kids are very creative these days and they refer to the Internet to design lots of crafts and jewellery.

Kindle your child’s creativity 🙂

 

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Samples of quilled jewellery that I gifted..

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Hello there..

Hello there..

I am blogging to showcase my interests and as a testimonial to my passion for creativity. Over the last decade I have been engrossed with my job, family and kids. I decided to take a break from work and dedicate my energy and time to take care of my two wonderful kids – aged 9 and 5. My interests range from photography, cooking, quilling, poster/greeting card making to attending the Carnatic music classes with my kids.

As Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said,

“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great!”

Through this blog, I would like to share my ideas to serve as an inspiration to the next generation.

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My blogs:

Eat to live and live to eat @ ssriranjini.wordpress.com

Photography @ ranjiniphotography.wordpress.com

Fun time with kids @ funtimewithkids.wordpress.com

I will be updating the content of these blogs gradually as I am currently curating the numerous pictures and recipes that I have created over the years. I hope that through blogging I can engage myself productively and discover my hidden talents.
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