Diwali Crafts

diwali umbrella elephant crafts 15/10/2020

Elephant Umbrella – Diwali Crafts

Celebrate Diwali with this colourful elephant based on a traditional Indian umbrella decoration, fun for all the kids! Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A paper bowl Paint A brush Coloured card Patterned paper Sticky tape Beads 2 x wobbly eyes Felt pens Thin ribbon or wool Sequins Glue Instructions for your Elephant Umbrella: Paint a cardboard bowl on the inside and outside then leave it to dry. Cut out 2 matching elephants. Glue them together with a piece of ribbon taped between... Read More

Diwali Decoration 14/10/2020

Diwali Centrepiece Decoration – Crafts

This Diwali Decoration is the perfect arts and crafts activity this Diwali! Diwali lanterns are lit and hung inside and outside homes to celebrate the Festival of Light. Try making your own Diwali design as a table centrepiece. Follow the simple instructions below to get started! Art materials you will need: A cardboard plate A glue stick Coloured paper Scissors Glitter glue Acrylic gems or sequins LED tea lights Instructions for your Diwali Decoration: Cut a circle from coloured paper to fit in the middle of your plate. Cut out... Read More

Diwali garland and rangoli picture - crafts 25/09/2019

Flower Garland & Rangoli Picture – Diwali Crafts

Create a Flower Garland and Rangoli Picture for Diwali Celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali this year by creating a colourful flower garland and rangoli picture! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 7-11 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make a Flower Garland and Rangoli Picture this Diwali. Art materials you will need: Tracing paper Thin card Pencil Tissue paper (variety of colours) Drinking straws Scissors Wool Thick darning needle How to make a Flower Garland: Transfer flower templates onto a thin piece of card. Use... Read More

Rocking Diya diwali crafts 25/09/2019

Rocking Diya – Diwali Crafts

Create a Rocking Diya for Diwali Celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali (Festival of Lights) this year with this fun Rocking Diya crafts project for kids! An ideal arts and crafts project for children aged 5-7 years old. Simply follow these instructions to make a Rocking Diya this Diwali. Art materials you will need: Green paper plate Coloured card (white, yellow and orange) Coloured plastic jewels Scissors Glue How to make a Rocking Diya: Fold the paper plate in half (this will be the base for your rocking Diya). Decorate... Read More

Diwali Lantern crafts guide 23/09/2019

How To Make Diwali Lanterns – Crafts

Create your own Diwali lantern this festive season! Brighten up your classroom or home with this Diwali Lantern, the perfect arts and craft for the festival of lights. Art materials you will need: A 2 Litre plastic bottle cardboard bowels scissors ruler PVA glue glue brush tissue paper sequins and gems ribbon LED tea light How to make a lantern: Carefully cut away an 8cm section from the middle of a 2 litre plastic bottle, leaving the top and bottom pieces aside to make the lantern. Ask an adult to... Read More

Create your very own Diwali Diya 23/09/2019

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: Red, yellow and green modelling clay glitter PVA glue paintbrush tea lights or LED tea lights How to make your Diwali Diya: Firstly, break a piece of coloured clay from the block and roll to create a ball. 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... Read More


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: Polystyrene cups Tissue paper in bright colours PVA glue Brushes Glitter Scissors To make a Diya Lamp 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. Stick the pieces all over the outside of the cup using PVA glue and leave... Read More


Make some Mehndi handprints for Divali

This is a great craft idea to get the children ready to celebrate the festival of Divali. Simple to do, all you need is: White card Brightly coloured paints Paper plates Brushes Thin, black felt-tip pens Scissors Making your Mehndi Handprints Pour different coloured paints onto paper plates, take a sheet of white card and let the children make clear handprints by either pressing their hands in the plates of paint or get them to paint their hands with a paintbrush. When the paint is dry, cut out around the... Read More


How to make a simple Diva Lamp

To make this simple Diva lamp you will need the following: Air drying clay Paint and paint brushes Glitter Tealight candle Making your Diva Lamps 1. Give each child a ball of clay. Ask them to soften the clay by rolling, squashing and squeezing it. 2. Ask them to make it back into a ball shape and then squash it flatter (but still keep the clay quite thick). 3. Let them shape the lamp by gently pinching the clay up at the edges to make the sides and pressing down... Read More