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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Follow the tutorial above to find out how to make a quick kandil craft to welcome your guests!
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.
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.
Take inspiration from these cards and create your own this Diwali to share with family and friends.
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!
Use colourful pulses from your stock cupboard to create beautiful patterns in dough. Leave to dry and you’ll have beautiful handmade decorations!
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!
Forks are the ultimate paintbrush replacement when creating quick and vibrant firework paintings! Give it a go!
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.