Diwali is Sunday, November 3rd this year and is considered one of the largest Hindu celebrations in the country. Diwali is the Festival of Lights and therefore many celebrate by lighting candles or sparklers in addition to wearing traditional jewelry and outfits. Here are 8 simple crafts you can do this year to celebrate and teach your child about Diwali.
Rangoli Floor Art (via Make It Handmade) Decorate in the style of Rangoli patterns in a no-mess way using washable paints.
Diwali Coloring Pages (via Activity Village) Print out these Diwali inspired free printable coloring pages featuring the goddess Lakshmi and elephant headed Ganesha.
Decorated Tea Lights (via What’s Cooking Mom) Some fun ideas on how to decorate tea lights by using washi tape, craft paper, or glitter.
Painted Diyas (via Make it Handmade) If you’re in luck and can find Diyas (small clay oil lamps) nearby, this painted craft activity is easy enough for toddlers to participate in making.
Hanging Lanterns (via Blah Blah Magazine) Old Jars and muslins make simple and pretty hanging lanterns to celebrate light.
Paper Mache Bowls (via Mommy Labs) Colorful handmade paper mache bowls decorated with paint, ribbon and yarn are an easy craft your kids can make for traditional Diwali gift giving.
Diya Cookie Cutter $12. Bake and decorate cookies shaped like Diyas for a delicious way to celebrate.
Are you celebrating Diwali this year and if so, what are some special ways you celebrate with your child?