28.2.13

Foam Crafts -Huggy Hearts

Foam Crafts
I am very lucky to have my mom stay in the flat next to ours and though I am "old and a big girl", I tend to rush to her with the slightest worry or problem .Also every evening my daughter gets to spend 2 hours at her grandma's place[that's my blogging time!]Recently my mom went on a religious pilgrimage and we missed her so much!As a "we love u" welcome back present we made these Foam Hearts.
Foam Crafts
These hearts were inspired by these heart crafts and we used glitter foam sheets, glittery pipe stem cleaners,googly eyes,foam punches,dies and magnets to make  our Huggy Heart Magnets.
Foam Crafts
I die cut the hearts and letters for my daughter though she is adept at using the big shot as you can see in this post on Ocean crafts.But she punched the foam hands on her own using her new foam punch[If you have a child crafter buy lever type medium sized punches as they are so much easier for little hands].
Googly eyes crafts
I love foam crafts and the big pluses for me are that foam stays cleaner while crafting unlike paper[a big plus while crafting with kids] and lasts long.The big negative with foam crafts is what adhesive to use.Here my daughter is trying to glue her letters to the foam hearts but they kept swimming away![White glue on foam needs a lot of time and patience!]
Foam crafts
My 6 year old crafter is quite knowledgeable about adhesives now and she said "Amma can we use glue dots?"Using the glue dots her heart faces were all done in 10 minutes!
Googly eyes crafts
We tried pipe stem cleaner bodies and I was thrilled that she was able to twist and turn the chenille stem sticks herself!
Pipe stem cleaner crafts
And here is our first Huggy Heart using foam crafts.
Valentines crafts
We intertwined the sparkly hands and the feet and stuck them behind the foam heart
Foam heart doll
I used the glue gun to stick the foam hands to the pipe stem cleaners
Pipe stem cleaner crafts
My daughter had fun taking her foam heart people all over our house and here on our balcony is Mr L Foam heart man.
Foam Hearts
And this is the young crafter having fun playing with her foam craft heart people
Valentine crafts
I glued magnets on the heart people and Kuttu placed them on her grandma's fridge as a welcome home "Love U" Banner!
Foam Crafts

My mom came home last night and on being greeted by these Huggy Hearts, I dont know who was the happiest one -me ,her or my little daughter ! 
I guess we can celebrate Valentine's Day and Mothers Day all year long!
Supplies : Glitter Foam sheets,Googly eyes,Foam Punch,Glue dots,Alphabet die[Donna salazar], Glitter pipe stem cleaners,Nellie Snellen Heart Die



61 comments:

  1. These are so adorable they make me want to smile and I love that they are in all the different colors
    you could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  2. Awwww... so sweet Sonia... Such a lovely thing to do for your mom with your daughter... 3 generations of crafters... My mother too lives very closeby - not in the same building but they have a house down the road... and I think very soon my little Kyra will be sitting with me while I craft to make something for her Mamamma who she adores... at the moment though, she is in destruction mode :)
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

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    1. You are lucky Sunehra ..it is so important to have family support when we live a busy city such as Bangalore! And ha ha I can see you are yearning to get crafting with Kyra. Surprisingly my kuttu has always been a mild child and hasnt done the typical naughty stuff kids do.!But she is a big chatterbox and loves to show off!

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  3. Thank you Diana..ha ha you are right the smiley faces does make a person want to smile! Will surely link to your challenge.

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  4. How sweet. I wish I little ed next to my daughter. These are too cute. I knowmage will love them. They made my day. Love the colors and I love anything that haste googly eyes.

    Hugs nana

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    1. Thank you Nana and yes I love googly eyes too and you can see in our picture I have quite a collection.We store them in ice cube trays!

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  5. A very lovely gift for your mother....lovely hearts..!!

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  6. Beautiful dear :) Its my favorite one :)

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    1. Thank you Achu. I love the delicious cake you recently posted about!

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  7. This is lovely Sonia!! I'm sure your mom will cherish this!! It does make me smile :)

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    1. Thank you Berina..yes the heart folk do look cute with their skinny sparkly hands and feet!

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  8. Aww.. these are so sweet and adorable !!!

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  9. What a sweet way to welcome mom back home...and its so nice to be staying so close.

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    1. Thank you Vandana..yes its such a blessing to have my mom near by..such a big moral support when we are in a big busy city!

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  10. Hello, my friend! Thanks so much for dropping by -- always a pleasure to see you've visited!

    Those little foam magnets are just so adorable! I'm so impressed to that your little 6 year sweetie knows enough about adhesives to ask for glue dots... lol!!!

    Welcome back to your mom; sounds like you really miss her being away.

    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Audrey ha ha yes she is quite a crafty kiddo! And yes even at my age I miss mom!

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  11. So cute Sonia, your daughter is becoming quite the crafter and glue expert..lol..love the little heart people, glad your Mum is home safe and sound so you can all be together again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you Chrissy..yes I am always tense about these religious pilgrimages !

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  12. Sonia, your daughter has so tinkered cute hearts for reception her grandmother.
    I can well imagine, the grandmother and daughter who are equally looking forward about the wonderful work done.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I wish you all a lovely day - Carmen

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    1. Thank you Carmen..yes my daughter really looked forward to how my mom would like her heart crafts!

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  13. Hallo, Sonia, wie schön habt ihr gearbeitet, Mamma und Tochter. Ich wäre gerne die Oma gewesen. Das war so ein richtiger, HERZLICHER Willkommensgruss.
    Auch ich arbeite sehr gerne mit dem Moosgummi oder Crepla. Man kann so schöne Sachen damit herstellen die für Kinder geeignet sind, am Liebsten Fingerpuppen.
    Liebe Grüsse, Ulla

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    1. Thank you Ursula.yes I think we too will make some foam finger puppets

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  14. This is simply adorable. they would light up anyone's day...I'm sure Prisha is gonna steal them back after a few days from grandma's place!! :D

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    1. Ha Ha you are right Tejal usually her gifts to her granma come right back home but I guess she really missed her this time so she has so far not brought it back to our house!

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  15. Ohh these foam hearts are sooo adorable ..your daughter and you make the best crafter combo ever!! ...I am sure your mother must have been very happy to have such a cute cheerful welcome :) .. And you are so lucky to have her living so near :)

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    1. Ha Ha thank you Hussena.And yes I am so lucky to have my mom with me

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  16. aww...the heart looks toooo cute:)

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  17. What a lovely way to welcome Grandma...Superb...

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  18. What a lovely idea, bet the kids love this one, hugs, Marion

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  19. SUch a sweet card you both made. And how lucky are you to have your mum stay next door. That makes me jealous coz' my mum is so far away. Wish she lived closer. Ofcourse she likes her space but I really wish she lived closer.
    Love,
    Monica

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    1. Monica my mom values her "independence" so only she insists on living in a rented flat in our apartment though we own our own 3 bedroom house ! I guess the culture of not staying with daughters is deeply ingrained!

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  20. Oh Sonia!!!!! These have to be the cutest hearts ever!!!! I could only imagine how you all felt when your mom seen this beautiful creations...glue dots , I would have never guessed would work on foam... Looks like your daughter had lots of fun, she is certainly walking in your footsteps. Love love love this project and the meaning behind it. hugs

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  21. Such a cute craft Sonia!!

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  22. I'm sure your Mom was thrilled with these foam heart people. What a sweet surprise waiting for her return. Your daughter is getting to be quite crafty. You can tell by the smile on her face, she is loving it...and loving making something for her grandmother. Cute, cute project.
    Oh, and I'm sure your mother loves for you to come to her with your problems and worries. That's how Moms are.

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    1. Thank you Benzi..and yes I guess thats true what you say about moms

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  23. Cute little heart characters! Your daughter is adorable, looks like she was having fun creating them!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  24. Like the glitter pipe cleaners. Fun craft for your daughter to make.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. Respected Dr.Sonia madam

    Thank you for your valuable comment on my blog yesterday.

    Sonia madam in the present generation children will require more creativity rather than forcing them more on studies only without encouraging them on playing games etc. and due to this reason they gradually lost their creativity and it is a dangerous sign for our next generation.

    Sonia madam from your side you are a great mother to encourage your daughter to play her in her natural talent. Sonia madam i hope that you apply the same formula with other children also in clinic and also in school.

    Dr.Sonia madam i hope you understand my above point which i mentioned here.

    Dr.Sonia madam with the above theme i share one message in my Heritage of India blog with the theme "Amusement for Children" in the below link.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/01/amusement-for-children-vintage-post-card.html

    Madam please read the above message as i am trying to explain what the present generation children are missing in compare with old and golden days children.

    Sonia madam this is also similar like above on children playing in their natural talent in my blog.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/01/an-indian-villagechildren-playing.html

    Madam recently i gave my First Seminar on Indian Heritage and Culture in my local home town kakinada's one of the prestigious college P.R.Govt. College which itself has more than 100 years of history.

    Madam in the seminar i am interacting with students and clarifying their doubts and also showing my collections to them through slides presentation on projector.

    Dr.Sonia madam this is the link on My First Seminar message.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/02/my-first-seminar-on-indian-heritage-and.html

    Sonia madam in the seminar i am showing the students the above 2 vintage post cards and tell them as how children in those golden days are very talents and i suggest them to not pressure their younger brothers and sisters in study aspects only and also tell them as to encourage them to play games naturally then they become more creative in education also. Sonia madam students understand my intention and they agreed for the same for their younger brothers and sisters of small children.

    Dr.Sonia madam i request you please give your valuable comment to my First Seminar message because the comments from the scholars and intellectuals like you for my Seminar message then i got much inspiration and in future i am giving many more presentations any where whenever there will opportunity arises. Dr.Sonia madam due to this reason i hope to receive one valuable comment from you on my Seminar.

    Dr.Sonia madam further 2 months back i am sharing another great message on my blog with the theme "Indian Woman in the 19th Century vintage post cards". Madam in this message i am trying to explain as how indian woman got respect until recent times and compare the same with present day disastrous situations by mentioning about delhi incident. Sonia madam this is the link for this message.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2012/12/indian-woman-in-19th-century-vintage.html

    Sonia madam there will be good response from several indian people and so far 20 different persons gave their comments. Sonia madam i request you please read this message and other people comments also and also please give your valuable comment to this message.

    Dr.Sonia madam i hope to received your valuable comments on the above 2 messages on my First Seminar & also on Indian Woman in 19th century message.



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    1. Phew that is a lot of links.Will surely drop in to your blog soon!

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  26. Oh wow these are sooo adorable, I can see the smile on your moms face when she saw them !!!!
    Paula

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  27. They sure are cute and they look very fun to make too! NancyD

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  28. Great way to welcome your Mom Dr. Heart foam magnets looks so cute and good to see Prisha enjoying crafting !!

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  29. Love those Hearts Sonia :):).I Guess you mom felt so happy by looking at this.I like the way yu encouraging ur kid to do this Crafty things.She is happily enjoying all the stuff :) I guess.

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  30. Love those hearts Sonia.Your mom felt so happy after looking at this.I liked the way you are encouraging ur daughter to do this crafty things.I think she is happily enjoying it.

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  31. These huggy hearts are very cute. Great idea.

    Best wishes,
    Wies

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  32. Oh my gosh, they are absolutely adorable!! How creative and fun!! Love them!! Have a wonderful day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. very cool heart. am sure your mom is happiest by seeing creative daughter & granddaughter
    Adhiraacreations
    Healthy recipes

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  34. These hearts look adorable. Your little girl is certainly having fun crafting with her mum.

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  35. wow ! these little hearts are adorable !Dr Sonia you seem to be a great mother ,you and your family are lucky to have the presence of your mom next door ! enjoy her presence and collect her blessings as much you can ! cheers

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    1. Thank you Ghazala such a sweet thing to say..yes I try to be a good mom! And yes I have always been dependent on my own mom..dont know what I will do without her!!

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  36. Wow...such a lovely welcome note for ur mom...Surely ur mom will be much delighted..

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  37. You are absolutely right...any day can be mothers day...loved what you did for your mom.Your are so lucky she lives so close:)

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  38. These are the most adorable, delightful little heart I have seen and they say it all Sonia. You should start a how to be a great working mom blog!! I'm sure lots of ladies out there would love to know how you do it. God bless you.
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com

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    1. Christine my only secret is I dont watch TV, I am not a big socialite and I have a kid who loves to craft!

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  39. Must have been a wonderful welcome home greeting. So cute and fun.

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  40. they are so funky and cute looking monsters :D

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  41. Oh, Sonia, so sweet Hearts.
    Best wishes, Anja

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  42. This is such a nice way to greet grandma!! :) everytime i see a post of your daughter doing some craft warma mt heart so much.. i so want my daughter to grow up and love some artsy craftsy thing to do.. )

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