16 Diwali Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the festival of light with the children this Diwali by getting them involved in some super fun crafting activities! From clay to colouring, there’s something to satisfy whatever creative medium they prefer with these Diwali-themed crafts!

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1. Bright Ceramic Hand Dish by My Poppet »

This little dish makes a great momento or gift as it captures a moment in time in the size of your child’s hand. Add your own patterns and paint brightly to create a beautiful decoration – all you’ll need is air drying clay and paint.


2. How to Make Easy Paper Lanterns on Red Ted Art »

There is nothing more magical than pretty lights and lanterns at this time of year to brighten up the darkening days. Check out this gorgeous little Paper Lantern Kids Diwali Craft by Red Ted Art. 


3. How to Make a Marigold Flower Garland by My Indian Version »

Marigold flower is one of the auspicious flowers of India. They are mostly used during festivals, in Indian wedding decor, in any auspicious day decorations and also offered to Indian deities during puja. Find out how to make your own out of paper by following the tutorial above by Shweta of My Indian Version.


4. How to Make a Diwali Door Hanging by Baker Ross »

Make a beaded hanging or ‘Toran’ to celebrate Diwali. These special decorations are hung above doorways to welcome guests to Hindu festivals and special events and celebrations.


5. How to Make DIY Kundan Rangoli by My Indian Version »

Why not recreate beautiful rangoli designs using card and adhesive gems? See this idea in action by viewing the tutorial linked above by Shweta of My Indian Version.


6. How to Make FIMO Diwali Elephants by Baker Ross »

These colourful little elephants modelled in Fimo are durable and long-lasting. Hang them in your home as Diwali decorations or try making a selection to give as gifts.


7. How to Make a Polymer Clay Candle Holder by Crafts Beautiful »

Follow the above tutorial to find out how to create these fantastically bright polymer clay candle holders. This is such a versatile medium that once baked is hard wearing and can be bought out anytime for festivities!


8. How to Make a Craft Door Kandil by Artsy Craftsy Mom »

Follow the tutorial above to find out how to make a quick kandil craft to welcome your guests!


9. How to Make an Easy DIY Paper Lantern by The Crafty Angels »

Redefine your festive Diwali decor with these DIY aakash kandils! Follow the tutorial linked above to find out how, and download the free printable template.


10. How to Make Cardboard Tube Flower Lamps by The Joy Sharing »

Children have infinite energy, and engaging them in festive crafts is a great way to teach them about the festival while helping them develop their creativity and keeping them away from the screen. Follow the tutorial linked above to see how you can channel this creative energy into making some cardboard tube tealights to help light up your home this Diwali.


11. How to Make Diwali Wishes Cards by Handmade with Love »

Take inspiration from these cards and create your own this Diwali to share with family and friends.


12. How to Make Easy Henna Tealights by Candle Making »

These Henna Tealight candles are easy and quick to make. By adding a little henna to the surface you can really make these simple candles pop!


13. How to Make Play Dough Rangoli by Nurture Store »

Use colourful pulses from your stock cupboard to create beautiful patterns in dough. Leave to dry and you’ll have beautiful handmade decorations!


14. How to Make Diwali Cards with your Kids by A Creative Project »

If you are making greeting cards with your child for family members, don’t forget to write the year and age of your child. After a few years these cards will become sentimental – that’s the charm of handmade and handwritten cards and letters!


15. How to Make Festive Fork Fireworks by The Everyday Mom Life »

Forks are the ultimate paintbrush replacement when creating quick and vibrant firework paintings! Give it a go!


16. How to Make Accordion Fold Diya on Artsy Crafty Mom »

These are so easy to setup and can pretty up any home or classroom. Use them as a gift tag, paste them on a wreath or just simply hang them in your rooms. Click the link above to find out how they’re made.

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