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Colourful Fennel Art

When was the last time you had this colourful fennel? 

This colourful fennel (saunf) instantly revives the childhood memories. That shop, with a wooden counter, on which lay 8-10 transparent plastic boxes with orange candy, colourful fennel, moti seviyan, bhujia etc etc, was visited every couple of hours๐Ÿ˜€. These scrunchies, in newspaper packets, were such a delight. Growing up years replaced all these things with packaged chips, carbonated drinks and instant noodles. Even this coloured-fennel was announced unhealthy due to the colour used in it. Is that fair? Were the new things which replaced our childhood munches healthy? ๐Ÿ˜

Returning from a road trip, few days back, we stopped at a restaurant to have lunch and there we spotted a counter with all those childhood humble things, not in newspaper packets, but in long transparent bottles. We wanted our kids to show those childhood things we used to eat. I bought two long boxes of colourful fennel and orange candy. Our little happiness of a rupee was now hundred and twenty rupees each, but it became worth a crore rupees, seeing the kids getting excited with multicoloured buys. 

And one fine day, my little one was eating and making a design on the table with this fennel. So, I deduced another activity for my 2 year old.

Things required: Colourful fennel, white paper, pen/marker, fevicol/ fevistik

Learning Objective:

- Knowledge about different colours
- Introduction to the colourful world and the word 'colourful'
- Enhancement in imagination of child as the child is encouraged to explore around to find colourful objects.


1. Make a large picture of an object or organism, whichever your child says. Ask about various colourful things. Here, my kid chose a colourful butterfly and a flower.   


2. Apply fevicol or let the child apply fevistik .


3. Let the child eat and play. Do segregate the colourful fennel in two bowls. Explain the child that one is for eating and one for art work.

4. Finally, our colourful flower and colourful butterfly is ready. 

5. Click pictures of your baby with the art-work for a memory worth-cherishing.



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