Artsy-Craftsy March 2010

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This contest is now closed. Please wait for april,10 for the next 1


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The theme for this month is “Puppets” .. a slightly tough one. But you can do it and won’t it be fun?? Try making puppets out of bags, card sheet, socks, fingers, cloth, balloons.. take printouts, design, or take inspiration from the net. Just to make things fun why don’t you share a simple story along with ur submission too?? The story is not mandatory.


  1. Stick to the theme for the month.
  2. Last date for sending your nominations is 20th of March, 2010.
  3. Add the above image in a post with a link to this page or add the artsy-crafsty pic in your sidebar [ HTML code below]. You don’t need to be a follower. But don’t forget to leave a comment with a link to ur post on this page.
  4. Resize the pics that you send / upload to a max of 1024×768.
  5. Each pic should have a watermark to your blog or atleast your (or ur child’s name) in case you don’t have a blog. Use paintbrush / picasa to add text at the right bottom. A readble fontsize should be fine.
  6. Each pic should have the age of the child. If its an adult who is making it, please put age- Adult(Suitable for a kid aged X to make) . It makes it easier to judge. Use paintbrush / picasa to add text at the right bottom.
  7. Wherever possible, please provide details on how you made the crafts. Links to another site which has the instructions is also fine.
  8. I absolutely don’t like putting up pics of any child on my blog. Any entry henceforth that has a child’s face / pic will be sent back for blurring. You can however send it with the face blurred.  Use gaussian blur / simply use paint brush to cover the face.
  9. Based on the age, there will be 3 categories. Ages 0 – 4, 4 – 7 & 7 – 10.
  10. The winner will be chosen based on how easy yet stunning the end result looks and will be announced on the last day of the month.
  11. The entry has to be child-friendly and age appropriate for kids aged 1 to 10. Keep it simple.
  12. You can have more than 1 entry .. and increase your chances at winning.
  13. This challenge is open for all kids, ladies, gents, moms, dads , followers, lurkers… everyone.


Artsy-Craftsy Challenge

You can also send me links to puppet toys that you own and shop / link that you can buy it from. These won’t be part of the challenge
Go on get artsy-craftsy 🙂

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  1. I bow out of this one(it isn’t like I did you proud for the previous ones I know).. but I’m certain puppets are beyond me:)

    But as always, I shall follow the proceedings actively. Good Luck Shruti!!!

  2. Hmmmm its not that tough yaar. Just do a google search on puppets and u will get a vastttttttttt info & idea on how to make them.. n by a puppet i don’t mean that they hav to be tied / manipulated by strings.. a hand puppet made out of a plastic bag / finger pupper – cardsheet painted and stuck to fingers / sock puppet is perfect too. My daughter lovesssssss puppets and I’ll also try to feature a few crafts.
    Give it a try, won’t you?

  3. Yay for puppets. My kids love puppets too!!! I will try to give this one a try, not sure how successful I will be though!

  4. 🙂 I badly want to try but I don’t want to give false promises. Last time, I had decided to try but it seemed like feb 20th came toooo soon!;-) So this time, lets see. As always I ll follow what’s going on & if I manage to come up with something, you’ll be the first to know!

  5. Sigh! I so so badly wanted to participate in the previous ones but did nt 🙁
    Lemme try if I cn do this one 😛
    Nice theme Shruti 🙂

  6. Hey.. i wonder if i’ll be able to make it this time. Will be busy with a short trip to Mysore and then there’s Ammu’s exams..
    Will be following all the updates though 🙂
    Good luck!

  7. If I make it, I will def. send it to the challenge. Its all abt participation na 🙂
    But eh, nice gift idea there 🙂

  8. @deepa: U r giving ur entry this time too, rt??
    @lakshmi : I’m waiting …
    @lostworld : I understand dear.. Try to make a puppet and gift it to a kid close to u.. I’m sure he/she will love it!!
    @priya: Thank you. have fun in mysore.
    @swaram: If not for the competition, try to make it as a gift for some1. You’ll enjoy making it and the kid will love playing with it.

  9. @trish: lovely!! do send them quick.
    @momo’s mom: wow!! with a 1.5 year old baby, I think its amazing that u could manage to make that puppet. I love the desi jack sparrow! Did mehek like it??? 🙂

  10. Glad u like Jack Sparrow. Btw, momo is 23 mths almost n i didnt make it, my hubby made 90 % of it :). to be honest, momo was not too thrilled with jack, but then she hasnt seen too many puppets.