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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DIY Ideas To Make Activated Charcoal Beauty Products

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that is repeatedly used in various beauty products these days. The carbon is heated in two different ways to increase its power of absorption. There comes a vast variety of charcoaled beauty products like facial masks, scrubs, toothpaste, soaps & many more.

But the question arises..

Why Activated Charcoal Beauty Products stand out than others?

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People have been trying various home remedies to get rid of their skin related problems but the most amazing achievement came when they included activated charcoal in their remedies. I remember when my grandmother used to wash metallic dishes with charcoal to increase its lust & I laughed at her craziness. But, I now realized that as a matter of fact, activated charcoal is not less than a gem for our daily lives. It is capable of eliminating dirt particles & harmful bacteria from one’s skin hence enhancing one’s complexion.

Here I am going to share some DIY ideas for making charcoaled beauty products at home:

Pore minimizer Facial Mask:

Coping up with open pores wasn’t as easy as it is now. Try this simple home remedy & observe the results within a short period of time.

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  • Take 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal; you can buy charcoal capsules or can make it at home (making activated charcoal at home is a bit technical).
  • Then take 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay powder & 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Mix them in a bowl & add a small amount of water to soothe its texture
  • After cleansing your face, apply the paste for about 20 minutes (or until it becomes dry).
  • Rinse your face & repeat the procedure three times in a week.

You will surely feel the difference with a much tighter & healthy skin.

Teeth Whitening Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste:

This toothpaste is worth-trying:

  • Take a capsule of charcoal, empty it in a small bowl.
  • Then take a very small amount of toothpaste & mix it well.
  • First, rinse your mouth with coconut oil & then apply DIY charcoal toothpaste.
  • Repeat the procedure twice a day for effective results.

The list of activated charcoal beauty products goes on & on. Stay tuned for more DIY ideas in our upcoming posts!