5 Diwali Crafts For Kids

It’s time for some festivities! Diwali is the time for traditions, celebrations, and togetherness. Art and craft can keep the kids engaged and help you gift something unique and personal to your relatives. Diwali craft also unleashes creativity and a sense of confidence in your child making Diwali even more special for him. Here are some Diwali Crafts For Kids or activities to enjoy their Diwali. 

Here are the 5 things your kids can make at home on this Diwali season. 


1. Puja Thali:

Pooja Thali

Thali is used for Aarti and is easy to personalize. To do this activity, you would need a cardboard, beaded string (golden), artificial pearl string, a pair of scissors, a small circular mirror, and glue.


     1. Take a cardboard and cut it in a shape of a circle.

  1. Place a small circular mirror in the middle of the cardboard cutout.
  2. Use beaded wire at the edge to give it a polished look.
  3. Use artificial pearl string to create a circular design. Keep creating the circular design with pearl strings until you reach the edge of the mirror placed in the middle.
  4. Stick beaded wire as the last circle to create a boundary for the pearl strings.

Your personalized thali is ready to use. You can place hand-painted diya and real flowers on the mirror during the puja.


2. Diya Streamers:

Diya Streamers-zedua

Streamers can make any corner look lively and colourful. To do this activity you would need a long string, diya cutouts, embellishments, colours, glue, and a pair of scissors.


  1. Take a big cardboard and cut it out in the shape of a diya.
  2. Give the diyacut-outs to your child.
  3. He can colour and embellish the diyacut-out any which way he wants before he pastes it with glue on the thread. The streamer can be as long as you want them to be.

How wonderful it would be to be welcomed by something created by hand and with love! This activity also gives an opportunity to talk about the significance of lighting diyas during Diwali.


3. Rice Rangoli:

Rice Rangoli-zedua

Rangoli is an integral part of Diwali celebrations. It is made at the entrance of a house or office to welcome Goddess Laxmi and the guests. As rangoli is made of colours, kids find it extremely fun to do.


  • 1 kg of rice,
  • 3 ziplock bags,
  • Foodcolouring,
  • Water
  • Rangoli stencil.


  1. To start with, take 3 cups of rice in a ziplock bag.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of water with 3-4 drops of food colouring to the rice bag.
  3. Mix well and let it dry overnight.
  4. Make as many coloured rice bags as you want.
  5. Give rangoli cut out to your kid to help him create a design with the coloured rice.


Welcome guests and Goddess Laxmi with colourful rangoli made by your child. 


4. Hand Painted Diya:  

Hand Painted Diya-zedua


Diyas are synonymous with the festival of light. Your child can create hand painting and embellished diyas to decorate the house. To begin, you would need earthen diyas, acrylic paints, embellishments like mirror and beads, and glue.


  1. Paint the diya with a single coat of white and let it dry.
  2. Once dried, paint another coat of white paint and let it dry.
  3. Create a design with various colours on the dried paint and let it dry for a day before decorating it with small mirrors or beads.

Each diya can be different with different bursts of colour. You can also use this diyas for puja as well. This activity will keep your child busy for at least 2 days.


5. Hemp Twine Hanging Lights:

Hemp Twine Hanging Lights-zedua

Hemp twine hanging balls are a new rage. They are easy to make and gives a lot of time for interaction. All you need is a balloon, hemp thread, glue, and a pair of scissors.


  1. First, inflate the balloon to a size of a fist.
  2. Tie a knot on the top with the hemp thread and let the thread hang loose till you put glue on the balloon. Do not put glue on the entire balloon in one go and it will dry quickly. Put glue on the balloon as and when you require it.
  3. Circle the twine in any direction you want, thus creating a random pattern.
  4. Cut the string when you are happy with the design you have created.
  5. Let it dry for at least 12-14 hours. Once it has dried, use a pen to push the balloon away from the strings. (This step is important as to get a perfect round shape by separating the balloon from the strings.)
  6. With the help of a few pushes, the balloon will get separated from the string. Pop the balloon with a pin and pull out the deflated balloon. To make it more awesome, you can put on glue and stick with glitter on it.

These Diwali activities for kids are a perfect way to bond with your child this Diwali season. These activities will also boost your child’s self-confidence and give him a sense of achievement while you get to teach them values associated with Diwali festival.


Also Read: 6 Easy Art and Craft Activities To Bond With Your Child 


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