Wednesday, 14 January 2015

MINI-ANIMALS: Pistachio shell craft

pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae
We are still very much on the theme of animals at home. This week we almost made an entire collection of them :-), which now the little one is proudly displaying.

We saved a few pistachio shells from our snack time. The end result of what we did with them turned out so cute...

Bonus : It teaches children about recycling.
This activity is perfectly fun, keeps them occupied for the week's after-school hours.

My daughter is story-telling her dolls with these :-)
Do try it out.

All that is needed:
Pistachio shells
Acrylic paint/ Water colors
Marker / Color sharpies
Glue
Paper / Cardboard for the background
Color paper / Krepe paper
Scissors
White ink/ Whitener for the eyes

pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae

pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae

pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae


pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae

pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae






The possibilities are endless. A mini-zoo, mini-monsters, teddy bear world, life-cycle of a butterfly, mini-aquarium, flowers so so many more.


pistachio shell craft- mini animals- colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae


Which one is your favorite here?
I just love the adorable lady bugs, and the cute penguins of madagascar.
The turtles turned out a bit creepy. Don't you think so?

Please do try it out.
You can make story cards, decorate shadowboxes, glue and paint on clay pots, literally make anything out of pistachio shells, even decorate a handmade greeting card or use them for home-schooling.

Do not forget to drop back in and link your creation here. Can not wait to see the pieces of creativity flowing in.
Farz

This post has been linked to Best of the blogosphere link party at http://www.emmymom2.com/

This post has also been linked to The weekly story- week 2 @Colors Dekor

Celebrations!! We have just been chosen as best blog post of the week at Best blogosphere linky party 2 @coolmomscooltips.com

Linking also to:
 lou lou girls fabulous party 46

Make it Pretty Monday-week-131

Kids Co-op link party

Link and Learn @ No time for Flashcards



Learning kids linkup @kidminds.org


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Kid-craft-challenge-2 @The Resourceful Mama

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24 comments:

  1. I think so i will do this with my son looks cute for décor too

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    1. That's great!!! Its great fun, and a little messy too :-)

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  2. What a cute idea!! My daughter would love this! Thanks for linking up with us in the Best of the Blogosphere link up! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.Have loads of fun!!
      Delighted to be a part of the party!

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    1. Thank you for putting up with the mess we make at home :-)

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  4. This so cute! I love how much can be done with this craft in terms of lessons and education too!
    Fun family times :-)

    Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere.

    I am excited to share that I chose you as my favorite link of the week! come read for yourself : http://coolmomscooltips.com/best-blogosphere-linky-party-2/ :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for choosing our post. What an encouragement for a recent blogger like me.

      Love the way you have described our activity @http://coolmomscooltips.com/best-blogosphere-linky-party-2/

      Hoping this reaches a lot of audience and everyone has a fun time making these!!

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  5. You live in the UAE!! YAY... YAY... Thats awesome!! So nice to meet you...

    This is a lovely idea.. I'll share this with my girls too..

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    1. Hi Patricia.

      Thank you for stopping by. I have been a great fan of your blog, long before I came into the world of blogging. Great to know you.

      Yes we are based in UAE too :-)

      Hope your girls have fun making these. Do share.

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  6. Hi Anuradha,
    Thank you. Its great fun even for adults :-)

    Love your Tamil blog! I wish I can write as good as you in Tamil.

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  7. These are really cute and creative too!

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  8. This looks so cute! I'm loving them. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you so much, Kimberly! Love to party with you guys.
      And thanks for stopping by!

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  9. So cute! I can't wait to try making these! Thanks so much for sharing at the Let Kids Be Kids Linky.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Erin. Hope you enjoy the activity!

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  10. Very cute! I love these, need to eat some pistachios! I especially love the penguins and butterfly life cycle. :) x

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  11. Hi Jenny. Enjoy the pistachios and the craft too :) Penguins and the lady bug were my daughter's favorite.

    Thanks for dropping in!

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  12. Love this. Those penguins are so cute! We have painted many stones and shells like this, but I'd never thought of painting shells to stick on card, make lovely pictures.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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  13. Thank you so much Karen.. I hope you really enjoy this activity.

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  14. Very cute. My daughter and I eat pistachios like they're going out of style and are constantly dumping shells in the compost. My daughter has used the shells in her art work before but I'll show her your painted versions. I'm sure she would love to paint them to use in her creations.

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    1. I am sure she will love it! Have fun :)

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