21st Anniversary

Aditi Raychoudhury, Inika Raymukerji. Happy 21st Anniversary Envelope. 2017. Markers on Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury, Inika Raymukerji. Happy 21st Anniversary Envelope. 2017. Markers on Paper.

Envelope Designed and executed by my daughter. I cleaned up the cut edges. After all, she is only 6.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Happy 21st Anniversary. 2017. Markers on Paper.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Happy 21st Anniversary. 2017. Markers on Paper.

DIY: A Cereal Box Violin

Aditi Raychouhdury. DIY Violin. 2014. Cereal Box, Super glue, Markers.
Aditi Raychouhdury. DIY Violin. 2014. Cereal Box, Super glue, Markers.
Aditi Raychouhdury. DIY Violin. 2014. Cereal Box, Super glue, Markers.

I have no idea why my daughter is obsessed with the violin or where she even saw one. She  has been asking for one ever since she was a two and a half years old. We ask her from time to time if she would like to play the guitar or the piano – and the answer always comes back, “Violin!”

She will pick up nearly anything and pretend to play it like its a violin. Yesterday when she started “playing” the “violin” on her umbrella, I decided that she needed one right away!

I pulled out a cereal box from the recycle bin.  Made an outline of a violin with a marker. Cut off the sides of the cereal box to make the stem. The stem has two layers, one stuck to the top of the Body and the other stuck to the bottom – for extra reinforcement.

Add a chopstick, and, ten minutes of your time later, there you have it folks, a violin!!!