Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hina Matsuri

 It's the Japanese Doll Festival.
Each household that has a young girl will often display a set of doll (boy and girl) in order to wish good luck for the future marriage of the young daughter.

Specal Chirazushi is made and the celebration of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), along wit the dolls goes hand in hand with this Springtime festival.
 To make the Cherry Blossoms, we tried blowing watered down brown paint and adding various pink things like tissue paper and dot paint pens.

Our Hina Matsuri was a photo shoot with these, all made by the kids themselves. We printed out lovely chiyogami paper and made a collage for both the girl and the boy. They loved this!

Our dolls were made from simple toilet papers and polystyrene balls. Such a simple activity, yet they all had fun decorating with tissue paper, beads and glitter galore

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