Makar Sankranti / Uttrayan – Kites to Bonfire the various flavours of Makar Sankranti all over India

The date 14th January, everyone eagerly waits for it. An auspicious occasion i.e. Makar Sankranti is celebrated on this day at various places of India with different names and significance but with high spirit. It’s an important festival of the Hindus. Continue reading “Makar Sankranti / Uttrayan – Kites to Bonfire the various flavours of Makar Sankranti all over India”

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Paper Kites – Let’s Fly High 🎈

My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for Uttaryan. Until then, we have some colourful paper kites decorating on windows .This is a super-easy, no mess crafts great for little ones and big kids as well ! Continue reading “Paper Kites – Let’s Fly High 🎈”

Festival Tags – Get Inspired this Uttrayan !

Let your creativity soar this Makar Sankranti OR Uttrayan with these perfect DIY Craft ! These kiting ideas are guaranteed to elicit peals of laughter and fun and are perfect ways for kids to experience the spirit of Sankranti. Save a trip to a fancy art store with this DIY craft, which will have you and your family making stunning kites from scratch.

Here’s a simple and fun paper kite Maker that is perfect as well as useful.

    Things Required: 
  1. Empty Cereal Box or any cardstock paper
  2. A Satin Ribbon
  3. Glue
  4. Marker pens                                                                                                               
  • Cut the cardstock into 2 identical kite shapes.
  • Cut the satin ribbon into a strip.
  • Place the ribbon between 2 diamond shapes and glue them all together.
  • Use a marker pen and draw any design you like.
  • Take a satin ribbon and tie it at the end
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    Festival tag is ready 🙂

     

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    Design
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    Ready to use DIY Festival Tags

     

    This is how it looks when i used it as Tag 🙂

     

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Try out this different design bookmarker

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Til Chikki – ( Caramelized Seasame Seeds )

Til Papdi or caramelized sesame seeds is a sweet prepared in India for the winter festivals like Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri etc. Variety of sesame seed sweets are made and exchanged in various parts of India during winters and especially for the festivals of Sankranti/Lohri.

The names of the festivals and the way they are celebrated differs throughout the country. Only practice common is to eat sesame seeds on the festival day. Sesame seeds are high in iron and calcium and also helps in lowering cholesterol levels. Roasting the sesame seeds lightly adds the crunch to til papdi.

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Mamra Na Laddu | Murmura Laddu | Puffed Rice Balls

I love Laddu :)A traditional treat that has withstood the test of time, Mamra Na Laddu, with its wonderful crunch and puffy texture is loved across generations!
Light yet satiating, this tasty laddus is also easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients.

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