Be Festive & Smart – Recycle the knick-knacks
Created by Parentune Support Updated on Oct 21, 2019
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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