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DIY activity 17: Disney Frozen Elsa & Anna Yarn Wig Hair

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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When the animated film “Frozen” was released last year, no one expected it to become a worldwide juggernaut. “Frozen,” which earned more than $1.2 billion at the box office, is not only the first “princess” movie to make the list of top 10 grossing animated films, even more astonishingly, it is also the No. 1 animated film of all time. Little girls have long been drawn to princesses. My twins were born, the same year the movie was released (2013) and have literally grown up watching the movie. My twins now almost 5, enjoy re-enacting the scene when it comes on and that they never change characters; one twin always plays Elsa, and the other plays Anna. From their dramatic positions on the floor to their giggling while they run around, the twins are spot-on. Hence this summer I wanted to give them a little surprise by making these Elsa-Anna crochet wigs made of beautiful yarn. Continue reading

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Unboxing ‘Peppa Pig’ Playsets -video

Unboxing two ‘Peppa Pig’ playsets – (1) Peppa Pig’s Classroom (2) Peppa’s outdoor fun swing. This product is available is available at a reasonable price in any Hamley’s store. Hope you enjoy the video. For more videos subscribe to our youtube channel. Log on and follow our website: http://www.raisingtwinsblog.com Continue reading

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DIY activity 16: Easy-to-make kid’s Christmas pin/brooch

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Since Victorian times, people have worn decorative jewellery to show their excitement and affection for the Christmas season. Some wear brooches with trumpeting angels, while others favour pins sporting silver bells, red-nosed reindeer, or a Christmas tree. This year I decided to make a funky and  Christmas brooch for their school Christmas party. Continue reading

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DIY activity 15: How to make an easy kid’s playhouse out of an ordinary cardboard box.

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Childhood….. it’s that time in life where a simple cardboard box can make you incredibly excited and entertained for hours on end. And if you throw in a couple of sheets and pillows, well, that’s icing on the cake. In this article, I will give you some tips and ideas on how to convert an ordinary cardboard box into a fun play house. Continue reading

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DIY Activity 14: WALL-E and EVE amigurumi plush toys

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Slide3In the movie WALL-E, in 2805, Earth is abandoned and largely contaminated with garbage, with its people evacuated on giant star liners. Humans have left behind WALL-E robot trash compactors to clean up, however, all have since stopped functioning, except one unit who has gained sentience and is able to stay active using parts from other units. He is a small mobile compactor box with all-terrain treads, three-fingered shovel hands, binocular eyes, and retractable solar cells for power. Although working diligently to fulfill his directive to clean up the garbage he is distracted by his curiosity, collecting trinkets of interest.  EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), is a sleek robot probe whose directive is to locate vegetation on Earth and verify habitability. She has a glossy white egg-shaped body and blue LED eyes. “WALL·E” is everything we’ve come to expect from Pixar and more- colorful, vibrant, imaginative, exciting, involving, beautiful, and most importantly a film with interesting, involving characters. Most importantly, however, it is perfect entertainment.

Wall E and Eve (in Wall E’s words Evaaa…..) are of  my twin’s favourite cartoon pairs, among their many pretend play toys. WALL-E movie toys are hardly available, especially in India and so tried my hands with amigurumi. The pattern came out quite good for both WALL- E and EVE. Continue reading

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Review:‘Kid’s Ahoy’ at E-square.

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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Kids Ahoy! is an indoor soft play zone and activity centre at E-Square,Pune.

Overall Rating:  ★★★★ ½ (4.5 out of 5)

Timings: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: 2nd floor, E-Square Multiplex, University Road, Pune – 411016 Continue reading

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Review: ‘King of Games’ in Kumar Pacific Mall

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‘King of Games’ is an adventure and gaming centre situated on the 2nd floor of Kumar Pacific mall and is one and only good gaming centres in south Pune. It is very accessible and has reserved parking.

Overall Rating:  ★★★★ (4 out of 5)

Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Location: 2nd floor, Kumar Pacific, Shankar Seth Road, Swargate, Pune – 411042, Near Seven Loves Chowk Continue reading