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Monday, November 03, 2008

This Diwali...

...We lit these handmade lamps...

Made out of the handles of the saree store jute bags and wrapped with left over material.
A loop was made with a wire for placing the goblet shaped coconut shell cup bought at a craft exhibition long ago. Another wire was used to tie under the shell for securing it further. A clay lamp was placed in a cup. I found that easier method was to put a broken candle inside the lamp and burn that rather than replenishing the oil from time to time.
The same goes for the hanging clay lamp.
Infact a smaller hanging clay lamp would have been an idea instead of the contraption we made for the lamp.
And there was the cardboard house - I tried to create a scenario with a boundary & gate made out of the building blocks and lots of cars parked inside and the autos and buses and police cars and earth moving vehicles moving outside the boundary; elephants at the gate, the dolls having coffee on the terrace..a garage made out of building blocks on the side.. but alas- the kids would have none of it.

The Diwali releases were scared off their wits especially Ojas and decided to not even look at the crackers.


Monika,Ansh said...

wow what great ideas. did u do all of this yourself? Can we see bigger pictures?
& happy birthday to Ojas & Tejas. Hope u two have a lovely year ahead.
Lots & Lots of Love & Hugs

Ritu said...

Wish there was some way I could see it clearer. Nice that you escaped the crackers. Mine still want crackers - at this age

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Cantaloupe just hates the crackers ... even sparkers :((