Celebrate Divali, the festival of light with these Diya Lamps

Perfect for Divali, the festival of light, these Diya lamps are a great easy to make decorative craft idea. All you need is the following equipment:

To make a Diya Lamp

  1. If your children are able to use scissors, get them to cut up squares of colourful tissue paper approx. 2cmx2cm. If not, you can just tear the tissue paper into small pieces.
  1. Stick the pieces all over the outside of the cup using PVA glue and leave it to dry.
  1. To create the ‘flames’, brush a little glue along the edges of some orange and yellow tissue paper and sprinkle on some glitter. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry thoroughly before curling into the cup.
This great project has been supplied by Creative Steps magazine – fun ideas for everyone caring for young children. Each issue of Creative Steps contains dozens of fun, inspiring ideas to help you encourage learning through creative play.

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