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


Time to prepare for the upcoming October celebrations!

Time to prepare for the upcoming October celebrations! As we step into October, we get ready to celebrate two big festivals at the end of the month. Divali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’, on Sunday the 30th of October and the most anticipated fancy dress day of the year, Halloween on Monday the 31st. But fear not, Early Years Resources are here to supply you with all your needs!   We’re stocked up with a range of craft kits, activity packs and decorative items for children to get stuck into.... Read More

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Celebrations and Festivals of Light – Diwali and Hanukkah

Understanding different celebrations and festivals provides children with important knowledge and understanding of other cultures. In many faiths, light is seen as a symbol of hope, with good triumphing over evil and light over darkness. Diwali What is Diwali? Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and celebrates the Hindu New Year. It is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs all over the world. Diwali translates as, row of lighted lamps, from the Sanskrit, dipavali (dip meaning light, and avali a row or line). Diwali or Festival of Lights, is held in honour... Read More