6.11.14

Modes of Transport School Project

Paper Caravan 2
Cardboard Caravan
           Of late I have been a bit lazy posting kiddy crafts, but nearly everyday I get an email asking for guidance on one school project or the other ;so sharing a DIY Paper caravan we had made at home for my daughter's “modes of transport” school project .
Well she  could take a simple paper boat even as it was not a competition or anything; but those of you who have been following my blog know my daughter likes to make " extra special" school projects!  [Meaning extra work for her Amma!!]
Last year we had made a Hot air balloon and this time she wanted to make a Caravan!

Paper Caravan 1
DIY Paper Caravan
It was a purely recycling craft as we recycled an old cardboard box to form the basic framework , the wheels and the dome of our caravan. Here you can see the little crafter in action gluing pattern paper to the cardboard box.
Paper Caravan 3
Modes of transport school project
Our Caravan has cardboard wheels lined with pattern paper so that they could take the weight of the Caravan. The Glue gun couldn't stick the wheels very well so finally we used foam tape.Cut a larger circle into semicircles and stuck them to the top of the box to help form the dome of the caravan. I could have followed this Pramshaped box tutorial to help make the semicircle shape but this was a rush job so stuck the semicircles on double sided foam tape and used washi tape to secure  it!
Paper Caravan 4
Recycling Craft
Gently curved a piece of thin cardboard [ with pattern paper stuck over it] and stuck it to the semicircles and body of the caravan to form the dome of the caravan .I was not very neat with the glue gun but we could mask all the glue strings by covering with washi tape.
My Little girl was very particular that her caravan should have a  door which can swing open and closed! [He-he yes a little bit of "hinge paper mechanism" could achieve that!] 
Can you spy all the cute "heart" stones on our caravan?
 I know my paper crafter friends must have seen many super elegant paper caravans on the net but I hope you like my little girl's cheerful kiddy style one as well!

Supplies : Lifestyle crafts Circle dies, Shutters made with Provocraft die, Spellbinders woodgrain embossing folder, Washi tape from Priya of the Craft shop.in
Here are links to more School projects 

70 comments:

  1. Simply adorable, I love it..... Boy Sonia she's so creative and such a talented youngster.

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    1. Thank you Shirl...ha ha I did struggle to get the door to fit as well as function but she did her part beautifully!

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  2. How do you come up with all of these ideas? How awesome is this!!! Loving the colors and yes- the heart stones as well!

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    1. Shelly...idea is not at all mine...kids these days know exactly what they want!!

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  3. This little, pretty caravan is the cutest one I ever came across! Kudos to Prisha! And I'm still laughing about the extra work for Amma! I still remember those days when I was a kid and all these projects used to be my dad's headache! :D He once made a 3D aquarium out of a shoe box and hing the hand free and cut fishes with a thread attached to the top which was concealed with some pretty paper. It looked as if the fishes were really swimming! It's was a lot of hardwork and all I did was cover the shoe box with design paper. :D I just LOVE that project and still remember it with all the minor details even though I was just 6 or 7 at that time.

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    1. Ha Ha glad it brought back lovely memories for you Sindhu. My little one made such a box last year...I didnt take pics-- bad mommy!

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  4. How cute, Love it. I remember during my primary schooling, I also made a model of bus at the topic of Modes of Transport. :) so the syllabus is still similar..

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    1. Oh Yes Khadija...basics are all the same-- it is the depth to which they go nowadays that amazes me. eg they learn about the part of the tooth and which tooth erupts at what time-- something I learnt in medical college!!

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  5. Thats very pretty dear..love the door and window..lovely attempt by prisha..I know these days the children are so clear in what exactly they want to make! I too follow saachi's instructions most of the time. .like sticking out tongue of a paper plate tortoise that we made recently :)
    The overall craft becomes cuter with these little additions...

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    1. Oh yes Lavina...the little ones know exactly what they want and they are so much more exposed to art and craft than us and are very knowledgeable!!

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  6. it is cute caravan. Prisha mollu - big hugs

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  7. Such a cuteeee project! she is cleverly creative ;) You are right...they exactly knw what they want!! Whatsoever I suggest my elder one will do what she feels right! Well done Prisha baby!!

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    1. Shivani...yes its in some ways more difficult to craft with them when they get older...they know exactly what they want!!

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  8. Very lovely project.
    Gr Elly

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  9. WOW!!! Stunning caravan. Your daughter is very lucky and talented..Loz

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  10. Its cute Dr Sonia.. love the colors and prisha is doing well with her projects and I think by a year or 2 she will be making her school projects without any help.. Well done prisha keep going :)

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    1. Oh yes Radhika..she is doing that already-- I have to supervise only!!

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  11. so cute project, loved it.your daughter is so brilliant, she have gud sense of crafting .

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  12. Creativity definitely runs in your family. The caravan your daughter made is a unique transport creation. I especially like the trimming & all of the detail put into this.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa..yes the washi made it all look cool!

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  13. I think your little one has your creative gene. I am sure she is thrilled to show her projects and this is a fun, super one. I do like her idea of the swinging door.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda..yes she is very creative

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  14. this is adorable and what a great job. hugs

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  15. Such a creative project Sonia!! I just love how you've transformed an ordinary box into something so fun and colorful!! What a darling project and so very fun for the kids! ;) HUGS

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    1. we collect all the sturdy cardboard boxes Vicki !!

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  16. Now THAT is sensational!!! :)

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  17. This is so cute! your daughter is following your footsteps correctly! Thanks for the comment on my blog. that post is totally dedicated to you!!

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    1. I am glad you wrote a blog post...I love to read all the little details!!

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  18. This is so awesome!! You and your daughter are so creative!! What a fabulous project this is!! I love that she wants to make the extra special projects!! If they did have a competition, I'm sure she would have won!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you so much Lisa

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  19. Adorable project! Your daughter is really creative and talented :)

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  20. Love your recycling crafts Dr. Sonia. They always inspire me to look around the house for what I can find to you in a craft project. NancyD

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  21. Oooh very cute! ;-)

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  22. how darling - and such a great use for recycling! hugs, de

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  23. Wonderful job and I love to see the kids joining in with their creativeness, she did an amazing job.
    Hugs, Pat

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  24. Prisha is going to pass you Sonia I think! She is very creative - but a bit of nurturing in that area has definitely helped! Her little caravan is a delight. I love the fact that it is recycled too. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles as well - delightful!

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  25. This is an adorable and cute caravan. In this digital era of mobile phones and computers, it's really nice to see children so passionately indulge in handicrafts I think it's a challenge for us as mothers to guide our children during their tender years,keeping them away from over-use of technology and I admire you for doing it so nicely. :)

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    1. Jasleen I consciously try to steer my daughter away from computers, mobile phones and the television.I dont encourage computer games at all unless its educational eg a multiplication game.For an early age I would not give the mobile phone to her since there is so much medical information discouraging young children from using the mobile plus tv is restricted to the weekends!

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  26. Another amazing make, Sonia! You are such a cool mother!

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  27. What an adorable little wagon!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  28. Restricted TV..no mobiles ,less time on PC... , You are strict mother !! I am Happy that Prisha listens n obeys :) Very cute caravan !

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  29. Very cute and creative. Thank you for joining in with us at Unstampabelles!

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  30. fabulous love how you show us the creation of these amazing creations
    hugs Kate xx

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  31. Very Cute Creation. Your daughter is so talented. You are lucky to have her and she is also very lucky to have lovely mom like you. Cheers :)

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  32. Such a cute & adorable project :)

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  33. What a cute project. Who would have thought a caravan could be so pretty.

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  34. Love your recycling ideas, what a great project! Your daughter is so lucky to have such a creative Mum. Have a wonderful day! Sorry I have not been by lately....life is really busy!

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  35. caravan is so so so pretty. she is doing great job. Amazing....

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  36. How lucky to have someone who likes to craft with you. Such a good job you both did too. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

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  37. What an awesome project, Dr. Sonia. I can see that you and Prisha have put in lot of hardwork to create this caravan for her school project. Kudos to you for all the patience. I'm sure this must have been very popular among her school friends :)

    Thank you for playing along Lulupu Challenge #41 and Best of luck!

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  38. Gorgeous project Doc! love it. Your daughter is so talented!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lulupu-Kids play challenge!

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  39. Super adorable... she is sooo creative.. such a gorgeous creation.
    Thank you for joining us at the Imaginations Online Challenge with this gorgeous creation.

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  40. So creative. What a lovely project. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lulupu.

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  41. very cute and adorable Caravan I love the color combo and your daughter is a busy bee make this sooo lovely one..my son dont like to make so complicated one also I must not helping him LOL
    but I love to see her and her creativity...two thumbs up for this post..
    hugs, Monika

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    1. Oh yes I know most kids wont have the patience to tackle something like our 3 D caravan but my little girl can actually spend a whole evening crafting!!

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  42. So sweet! Thank you for joining us at UnstampaBelles for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    UB DT

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  43. Cute caravan, as i earlier said. thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles
    DT Shylaa
    Adhiraacreations

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  44. This is just adorable! You both did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.
    Tracey, DT

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