Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Very Own Hand Made Ganesha

Was fortunate enough to have been invited by a friend to Make-Your-Ganesha workshop, went along with my boys and we had a great time creating our very own for the first time Ganesha. it turns out the lady who was teaching the class was my ex-collegue ,tell you it's a small world. Kids and adults alike had fun and kudos to the teacher for she does this just out of good will bless her heart. All the while, while teaching us how to make Ganesha she told stories about him and made the class interesting.

So thanks a bunch to my friend for inviting and my ex-colleague for the effort and time in trying to teach kids our culture, hats off ..

So this is how our little Ganesha came home

Step1 : A big blob of wet clay cut into rectangles were distributed to all the kids.

2. Step two made a base for Ganesha and made his cute big round tummy and wrapped around legs.

Step 3: Added head and hands

Step 4: added trunk and ears and few decorations around his neck
Step 5. Ganesha gets a crown and his face is much more defined.
step6 : Black eyed peas make excellent eyes, add trunk and his ride the mooshika/rat.
Step7 : Ganesha gets few blings and he is already to come home.
 Ganesha's made by other kids, you can tell that they were a creative bunch.

Our little one day old Ganesha all ready to be worshipped, it's going to be hard to let him go in couple of days.

Wishing everyone a very peaceful and a gastronomic Ganesh Chaturdi.


sra said...

Very nice, Sreelu, hope you're having a great day!

Nupur said...

Sreelu, that's seriously the most adorable Ganesha EVER! Thanks for this easy and cute craft tutorial.

Spandana said...

Your Ganesha looks very cute... The plus point is its eco-friendly. I love it.
Happy Ganesh Chaturdhi!

kitchen queen said...

kudos to u.very artistically and wonderfully made ganpathy.

ManasaTipparam said...

Good job! Sridevi. Ganesha looking very pretty with all the decorations. Ganesha connected us back. Very happy to catch up with you. Thanks for writing and putting the pics. Ganesha blessings to everyone!

ManasaTipparam said...

Good job Sridevi! Ganesha that you made looking very very pretty with all the decorations. It was my pleasure to do this workshop. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for putting the pics and writing all the kind words. Ganesha blessings to all !!!!!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

You nailed it girl...looks so cute

Srivalli said...

Happy Ganesh Chathurti Sreelu, your little Ganesha is so cute. Thanks for the excellent tutorial..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, what a great process and a wonderful result. Love your cute ganesha :)

kankana said...

aaawww that is so cute . I have always wanted to work with clay and make some thing like a pot or bowl .. but have no idea if we can even do that at home. This would be such a fun workshop!

Spicie Foodie said...

This is so neat and adorable. What a fun way to learn about culture and the arts. Makes me want to go grab some clay.

Thanks for your recent message.

Foodmycompanion said...

Very beautiful and very interesting. I would love to attend a workshop with my kids if you are having one in the future. It would be nice to have our own hand made idol for the Golu collection. You have a nice blog too.

Anonymous said...

Was this Ganesha making workshop in the Sunnyvale temple ?

I think I might have been around that time :)

Sreelu said...

AWK, this was at a freinds house in SJ, however I think it's the same lady who taught in temple as well as for us.

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