Make Your Own Diwali Diya – Crafts

Celebrate Diwali this year and create a dazzling delightful diya – the perfect arts and crafts activity for the festival of lights!

You will need:

How to make your Diwali Diya:

  1. Firstly, break a piece of coloured clay from the block and roll to create a ball.
  2. Once nice and smooth, use your thumb and push into the middle of the ball, gently pushing the edges away to make a little pot and ensuring the middle is wide enough to fit the tea light
  3. Leave the clay to dry.
  4. Next, decorate using PVA glue and glitter.
  5. Leave the glue to dry.
  6. Finally, add a tea light.


Use similar coloured clay as the glitter to ensure full coverage and no gaps.

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