Make your own paper lamp or diya to celebrate Diwali, The Festival of Lights! This Diwali craft is easy to make with our free candle printable below. Learn about holidays around the world and get the kids making their own holiday decorations at home or in the classroom. Diwali is a fun opportunity for crafts and activities for kids!
EASY DIWALI CRAFT FOR KIDS TO MAKE
WHAT DOES DIWALI MEAN?
Diwali is the most important Hindu festival, and is also called The Festival of Lights. The festival marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
The name, the festival of lights, comes from the row of clay lamps (diyas) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
Diwali is celebrated for five days. On the main day of the festival, families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi, and then they gather for feasts and fireworks. The subject of the celebration represents the triumph of good over evil.
Make your own paper diya below to celebrate Diwali from a few simple supplies. Plus, get our free printable Diwali craft project to help you along the way.
DIWALI PAPER CANDLE
- Candle template
- Colored paper
- Paper plate
- Glue stick
STEP 1: Print out candle template and cut out three pieces of colored paper. Glue together to form a flame.
STEP 2: Cut your paper plate in half to make two candles.
STEP 3: Paint your plate any way you like.
STEP 4: Glue your candle to the top of your plate, and decorate with beads, glitter, sequins, etc.
MORE FUN DIWALI CRAFT IDEAS
- Make DIY Lanterns from paper cups.
- Have fun with homemade confetti poppers.
- Make these fun accordion paper lamps by Artsy Crafty Mom.
- Make a paper plate rangoli picture from pumpkin seeds by The Joy of Sharing.
- Put together these colorful bangles candle holder by Red Ted Art.
HOW TO MAKE A DIWALI CRAFT FOR KIDS
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