DIY Mid Autumn Moon Festival Lantern

Schools these days expect kids to complete projects that are extremely difficult for their age. So, a lot of times, parents end.up.doing those or they hire someone to do it for them.

Last week, my 5 year old.daughter was asked to make a lantern for the Mid Autumn Moon Festival celebrations at her school. As the lanterns started coming in, I noticed the lanterns to be extremely compliand probably too difficult for my 5 year old tpanage even if I helped. Choosing any of those designs would have meant that in fact I would have to do most of the work. That was not something I was willing to do because I wanted my daughter to contribute in a meaningful way in this project.

A search on the internet led me to am extremely simple design which only required paper of different colors, glue stick and scissors. Thats it.

Steps to follow:

  • Take a colored piece of paper, make some design on which woud be easy to cut.

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  • Once done, roll the paper into a cylinder and stick the ends with glue stick.
  • Take another paper, draw parallel lines on it (I drew the lines) leaving a little space on both ends and cut along those lines (my daughter did all.te cutting). We also made holes using a punching machine. My daughter had a lot of fun doing this.

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  • Roll up this piece of paper on the cylinder.

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  • Cut and paste the handle to enable easy holding.

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Actually, I was quite happy with how it turned out and it only took us around half an hour to get it done.

I think I will be making more of these lanterns with the kids, especially for Eid celebrations at home.

Do try these at home with kids and let me know what you think.

 

 

 

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How to Get rid of Acne Using Cheap and Low Cost Every Day Products Home Remedies

Acne is a very uncomfortable skin problem that ruins your social life. You may indulge in a complex or even lose your confidence while interacting with people. It will surely undermine your health due to stress & embarrassment. There are numerous factors that contribute to the development of acne but the most common factors are hormonal changes, infections, genetics, stress or nutrition.

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But don’t panic! I am here to give you a quick tutorial for some effective home remedies for acne free skin that are even backed by science. So, stop admiring about those expensive conventional acne treatments that often results in many side effects like irritation, allergies or dryness.

1. HONEY & CINNAMON MASK

Honey & cinnamon acts as antioxidant that is highly beneficial for acne-prone skin. It will greatly help to fight against bacteria & inflammation hence you will get a tighter and a much glowing skin.

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How to use?
• Rinse your face with warm water & make it dirt-free.
• Mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of cinnamon & mix them perfectly.
• Apply this magical mask on your face & leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water & then with cold water to close all the pores.
• Continue the procedure for one week to get the desired results.

2. TURMERIC FACIAL MASK
This mask is most widely used in Asian countries before wedding ceremonies. Turmeric facial mask is a proven acne remedy for all types of skins. Moreover, it rejuvenates your skin hence helping to clear all sorts of acne.

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How to use?
• Mix together half cup of chickpeas flour, sandalwood powder, almond oil & 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder.
• Add a small quantity of water to make a fine paste.
• Apply it on your acne-prone skin for about 15 minutes.
• Rub with both palms to remove the mask.

3. ALOE VERA MOSTURIZER
Aloe vera is a tropical plant that is used by dermatologists all over the globe. Its gel is added to creams, ointments & other supplements to treat complicated skin conditions. It contains salicylic acid & sulfur that are proven ingredients to treat severe acne conditions.

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How to use?
• Take the gel out from aloe vera plant & apply directly on your skin.
• Moisturize your skin thoroughly for the desired results.
• Repeat the process daily for quick results.

Last but not the least, home remedies are always worth trying for getting an acne-free skin rather than opting expensive conventional treatments!