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Toran Making for Preschool Children

Toran is from the Hindu culture. It is a decorative element that they hang in their doors during festivals and weddings. They adorn their homes with it to attract Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

Here are simple steps on how you can make a toran with your preschool children:

Materials

  • string
  • colored paper

Steps

  • Cut a semi-circle shape. 20181116_122555.jpg
  • Cut a “flame-like” shape. Screenshot_20181117-113415.jpg
  • Fold them into two equal parts. Stick two semi-circle shapes together, and put the string in the middle. Screenshot_20181117-113403.jpg
  • Use the third semi-circle to cover the string. Screenshot_20181117-113351.jpg
  • Repeat the same steps for the flame: Stick two “flame-like” shapes together and paste it closer to the semi-circle shape to create an image of a lamp with a light.
  • Paste the third “flame-like” shape to cover the string. Screenshot_20181117-113247.jpg
  • Do many of these “lamps” and stick them on a string. 20181116_123312.jpg
  • Now, you have your toran. Hang it on your wall and be ready to welcome the goddess of wealth! 20181117_113549.jpg

Easy steps to make a toran with your children! Have fun!

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String Art for Preschoolers

String art is a form of art that can be used to teach children about patterns and geometrical shapes. It is easy to make and invites children to focus.

Materials

  • paper plate
  • strings of different colors
  • one-hole puncher
  • markers

Procedure

1. Make holes using the one-hole puncher around the paper plate (with centre hole being cut out).

2. Decorate the edge of the paper plates with various patterns.

3. String the yarns through holes.

This is how the String Art will look after. You can hang it on your door as a decoration. Screenshot_20180806-192717

Printmaking

Bored of doing painting, drawing, coloring or the usual arts you do with your children? Why not try printmaking?

Printmaking is an art technique of making prints. You can create print on a paper using any objects with various shapes and texture.

Here are the steps on how to do printmaking using string as a tool:

1. Prepare the materials that you need like paint, string, paper and magazines.

2. Soak the string in the water for half a minute or one.

3. Use two fingers to apply paint on a string.

4. Put the string on a paper in any design you want.

5. Cover it with another paper (magazine or newspaper) and press it as you gently shake and pull the string.

Remove the magazine, and there you will see your wonderful print design!