16 Diwali Crafts for Kids
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16 Diwali Crafts for Kids

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Celebrate the festival of light with your little ones this Diwali by getting them and their friends involved in some super fun crafting activities! From clay to colouring, there’s something to satisfy whatever creative medium they prefer with these beautiful Diwali-themed crafts.

These projects are ideal to create and display alongside your collection of handmade Diwali decorations, or as a handmade gift for someone special.

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16 Diwali Crafts for Kids

'Happy Diwali' Colouring Sheet

Happy Diwali! Celebrate the festival of light with this FREE colouring sheet download by illustrator Kamiya Chirodian.

Simply click the link at the bottom of the page to download, then print out the design, colour it in, and display in pride of place in your home.

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Diya Colouring Sheet

Download and print at home this inspiring and educational colouring sheet illustrated by Kamiya Chirodian to celebrate Diwali; it's perfect for children of all ages.

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Rangoli Colouring Sheet 

Simply click the link at the bottom of the page to download, then print out this beautiful design by illustrator Kamiya Chirodian.

The colouring sheet depicts a stunning rangoli design that is traditionally drawn with coloured powders to celebrate Diwali.

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How to Make a Macrame Lantern Garland

Get ready to celebrate Diwali with this macrame lantern garland - the perfect way to decorate your home.

Using just a few simple knots you can create this garland in just an afternoon. This is a great project for older children to try with a helping hand from an adult.

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Craft Door Kandil by Artsy Craftsy Mom

Follow this tutorial to find out how to make a quick kandil craft to welcome your guests!

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Easy DIY Paper Lantern by The Crafty Angels 

Redefine your festive Diwali decor with these DIY aakash kandils! Follow this tutorial to find out how, and download the free printable template.

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Cardboard Tube Flower Lamps by The Joy Sharing

Children have infinite energy, and engaging them in festive crafts is a great way to teach them about the festival while helping them develop their creativity and keeping them away from the screen. Follow this tutorial to see how you can channel this creative energy into making some cardboard tube tealights to help light up your home this Diwali.

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Diwali Wishes Cards by Handmade with Love 

Take inspiration from these cards and create your own this Diwali to share with family and friends.

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Easy Henna Tealights by Candle Making 

These Henna Tealight candles are easy and quick to make. By adding a little henna to the surface you can really make these simple candles pop!

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Play Dough Rangoli by Nurture Store 

Use colourful pulses from your stock cupboard to create beautiful patterns in dough. Leave to dry and you’ll have beautiful handmade decorations!

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Diwali Cards with your Kids by A Creative Project 

If you are making greeting cards with your child for family members, don’t forget to write the year and age of your child. After a few years these cards will become sentimental – that’s the charm of handmade and handwritten cards and letters!

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Festive Fork Fireworks by The Everyday Mom Life 

Forks are the ultimate paintbrush replacement when creating quick and vibrant firework paintings! Give it a go!

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Accordion Fold Diya on Artsy Crafty Mom 

These are so easy to setup and can pretty up any home or classroom. Use them as a gift tag, paste them on a wreath or just simply hang them in your rooms. 

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Bright Ceramic Hand Dish by My Poppet 

This little dish makes a great momento or gift as it captures a moment in time in the size of your child’s hand. Add your own patterns and paint brightly to create a beautiful decoration – all you’ll need is air drying clay and paint.

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Easy Paper Lanterns on Red Ted Art 

There is nothing more magical than pretty lights and lanterns at this time of year to brighten up the darkening days. Check out this gorgeous little Paper Lantern Kids Diwali Craft by Red Ted Art. 

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Vellum Lanterns

Discover how to create beautiful lanterns at the touch of a button with your Cricut machine and our handy how-to guide by Rabia.

This is a great project for older children to try with a helping hand from an adult.

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Helpful Docs & Software

Happy Diwali FREE Colouring Download


Diya FREE Colouring Sheet Download


Rangoli FREE Colouring Sheet Download


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