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Be Festive & Smart – Recycle the knick-knacks

Parentune Support
3 to 7 years

Created by Parentune Support
Updated on Oct 26, 2016

Be Festive Smart Recycle the knick knacks

The toran is like a celebratory pop up on your front door – it denotes festivity and puts up a warm message – “welcome to our home”! Children get especially excited with this decorative item, so here’s an idea that they will simply love: Get together with your child to craft a toran out of some knick knacks that are readily available at your home.

Almost all of us have a carton or a shelf full of leftover decorations or an old bag of potpourri. I say it’s time to open those dusty boxes – trust me, a treasure of ideas is waiting for you in there!

How to make the toran:

STEP 1: Ask your child to sift through all the trifles and choose what they like – and what they think would be fit to make a toran. Let them use their imagination – you are in for a surprise! From leftover potpourri, Christmas bells and gota collected from wedding cards your child can come up with anything.

STEP 2: This is the step where you would need to help. Take a thick needle and a strong thread.

Tip: Bright coloured wool like red or pink (instead of thread) lends a nice touch and is sturdier too.

STEP 3: Measure the wool according to the door size and start putting the pieces together one-by-one. In just a few minutes, your recycled toran is ready to be put up – that’s how easy it is!

Things to keep in mind:

  • Adult supervision is advised at all times.
  • Don’t give the needle to your child, no matter how much he/she insists.
  • You can also use the same method to make side wall hangings and so on.
  • It doesn’t have to be a 100% recycled toran – you can use fresh potpourri will not only make the toran look good but also smell good!

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| Mar 24, 2017

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| Nov 05, 2016

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| Oct 26, 2016

Interesting ideas to create something useful from what we consider as a waste. Thanks Lakshmi for a lovely post.

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