When I think about Diwali, the words that flash in my mind are – diyas, lights, prayer, home, togetherness and FAMILY! Festivals are all about families and the joy of being together. So today, we encourage you to make this festival about spending quality time with your loved ones.
Here are some fun ideas to engage your kids and have a fun filled family time with them this Diwali. Involve all your family members in helping the kids with these simple yet creative ideas. It is also a great way to keep your kids engaged this holiday season and encourage their creativity by displaying them at your homes on Diwali.
BUDGET : Very low
SKILL LEVEL : Very Easy
1. DIYA PAINTING
- Mitti diyas
- Acrylic paints and paint brushes
- Sequins, Fake pearl stones or any other decorative stones
Before you start painting, you should soak the blank diyas in water and leave them to dry for 1-2 hours. This helps hold the paint better.
- First, paint the diya with one solid colour of your choice like red, blue, green, golden etc.
- Give it two coats to cover the cracks and any irregularities in the diya.
- After the paint has dried, apply glue on the rim of the diya and stick stones on the rim using a toothpick.
Let your creativity flow by making different kinds of designs using different colours and stones. See the pictures above for some easy options.
2. TEA LIGHT HOLDERS
- Tea lights
- Disposable cups
- Glitter pens (Optional)
Decorate the coaster with rhinestones/bindis as in the pic above. Place a tea light in the disposable cup and place it on the coaster. You can use colourful tea lights with glitter to make them more decorative.
3. GLASS CANDLES
- Nail polish (Golden or any other colour)
- Tea lights
Paint the glass with golden nail polish using the brush or a sponge. Some on rim covering half of the body of the glass and some at the bottom as in the picture below. You must move fast as the nail polish dries fast. Instead of melting wax (dangerous for kids), fill the glass with water, add few drops of paint and float the tea light inside.
You can experiment and make your own designs using different nail polish colours.
We hope you liked the ideas and will surely try them. When you do, don’t forget to take a picture, upload it on Facebook and tag A&A or you can email them to us with your name and contact details and we will post them on our Facebook page!