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11 Easy Diwali Crafts for Kids


End-of-year is festive season and the amazing Indian festival of lights (Diwali) is almost here. Diwali is celebrated to honor and celebrate the return of the beloved hero (Lord Rama) and the triumph of good over evil. It is also said that the Goddess of prosperity "Lakshmi" visits people's homes during Diwali. To welcome her, people clean their homes, light up charming light lamps and set-up colourful garlands on doors.

We have curated the best Diwali crafts for kids that can be made by preschoolers and toddlers. Here you will find fun Diwali craft ideas for tweens and teens as well. We have a range of crafts and activities for kids that can be a beautiful DIY Diwali decoration idea or a great handmade Diwali gift for loved ones. So, go ahead and celebrate the festival of lights with your kids by making these cute and easy Diwali crafts.

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11 Easy Diwali Crafts for kids



1. PAPER & CRAFT STICK LANTERN




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2. ACCORDION FOLD PAPER DIYA




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3. PAPER PLATE RANGOLI




Paper Plate Rangoli | Red Ted Art



4. CARDBOARD TUBE FLOWER LAMP




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5. FIRECRACKER CRAFT




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6. BANGLES CANDLE HOLDER




Bangles Candle Holder | Red Ted Art


7. PAPER PUNCH OUT LANTERN




Paper Punch-Out Lantern | Kids Activities Blog


8. PAPER DIYA




Paper Diya | The Crafty Angels


9. PAPER LEAF TORAN




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10. PLAY-DOH RANGOLI




Playdoh Rangoli | Putti's World




11. PAPER PLEATS AND STITCHED CANDLE CARD




Candle Card | Handmade with Love


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How To Make Paper Lantern Craft



Fall kicks off the festival season. We got thinking about how to welcome the festivals and create crafts to celebrate them. We thought “what’s common across the two big festivals - Christmas and Diwali”? And, the answer came back “lights”! Interesting isn’t it? Lights are such a huge part of celebrating major festivals. So, we made the paper lantern craft or paper luminaries using paper, popsicle sticks and some mandala art.

Learning about festivals and celebrating them with your kids is so much fun. These are days that kids look forward and form long-term happy memories around. Making a craft that can symbolize festivals helps them develop an understanding of customs, culture and tradition. While, also exercising their creative neurons for visualizing, conceiving and implementing ideas.

Happy Festival Season! May the light be with you.

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HOW TO MAKE LANTERN CRAFT?


MATERIALS


Mandala Pattern --> Download the Printable Template
Popsicle Craft Sticks - US | INDIA
Tracing Paper - US | INDIA
Metallic Washi Tape - US | INDIA
Color Markers - US | INDIA
Glue - US | INDIA
Hot Glue - US | INDIA
Pencil
LED Tealight Candle - US | INDIA


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Glue four craft sticks together to make the sides of the lantern. If you want to add the base to the lantern, make one more craft stick square.


2. Cut 4 square pieces of tracing paper.




3. Trace and color the mandala pattern on one of the tracing papers.


4. Glue the tracing papers to the wood stick squares.




5. Glue the sides together using a hot glue gun. You can also regular white glue - It just takes little extra time to dry. 


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50+ Halloween Crafts for Kids


Halloween is a time for so much fun for kids. So many fun activities can be done, where do you start? Well, if craft decor and DIY is on your mind, we have curated 50+ best Halloween kids crafts just for you.

Halloween crafts can be made with such a great diversity, it can get overwhelming to decide. There are monsters, spiders, cats, bats, witches and pumpkins.  The best way is to just go ahead and make one of each kind!

We selected easy Halloween crafts for preschoolers and toddlers to make. We think that these are equally fun Halloween crafts for teens and tweens too! Each Halloween arts and crafts project is accompanied with detailed step-by-step instructions so you can get started straight away.

So go ahead! Browse through our selection of quick and easy DIY Halloween craft ideas and pick your favourite projects for this holiday season to make at home or classroom.


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50+ HALLOWEEN CRAFTS FOR KIDS


MONSTER CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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BAT CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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  1. Spoon Bats
  2. Dixie Cup Bobble Head Bat
  3. Flying Bat Straw Rocket
  4. Shape Bats Paper Craft
  5. Rainbow Paper Tube Bats
  6. Paper Bats
  7. Paper Plate Bat Puppet
  8. Pinecone Bat
  9. Clothespin Button Bat


SPIDER CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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  1. Paper Quilled Spider
  2. Paper Spider Craft 
  3. Paper Plate Spider Web
  4. Aluminum Foil Spider
  5. Pom Pom Spider
  6. Craft Stick Spider Web
  7. Cardboard Box Spider
  8. Yarn Spider 
  9. Rock Spider Craft


PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS

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  1. Pumpkin Emotions Craft
  2. Plastic Lid Pumpkin Sewing Craft
  3. Jack-o-lanterns Nighlight Jars
  4. Paper Pumpkin Finger Puppet
  5. Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft
  6. Yarn Pumpkin
  7. Candy Filled Balloon Pumpkin
  8. Paper Pumpkins
  9. Popsicle Stick Pumpkin




BLACK CATS CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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  1. Black Cats in Mystical Night
  2. Handprint Black Cats
  3. Paper Bobble Head Black Cat 
  4. Paper Plate Black Cat
  5. Folk Painted Black Cat
  6. Paper Quilling Black Cat
  7. Paper Roll Black Cat
  8. Toilet Roll Cats
  9. Popsicle Stick Black Cat in Window


WITCH CRAFTS FOR KIDS


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  1. Paper Plate Flying Witch
  2. Paper Cup Witch with Glowing Nose
  3. Footprint Witch Puppet
  4. Craft Stick Witch
  5. Craft Stick and Cupcake Liner Witch Puppet
  6. Paper Cone Witch
  7. Flying Paper Cup Witch
  8. Witch Handprint Craft
  9. Popsicle Stick Witch




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Looking for more ideas?  Check out our Halloween crafts board on Pinterest for more inspirations - where we have tonnes of Halloween arts, Halloween crafts, Halloween costumes, Halloween treats and Halloween party ideas. Happy Halloween!


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Pumpkin Emotions Halloween Craft for Kids


Nothing is more synonymous with Halloween than the super expressive pumpkins. With their cut-out eyes, nose and mouth, they convey the fun yet scary emotions understandable by even the youngest children. We thought it would be educational to focus on how small shape variations in eyes and mouth can convey emotions as wide as smiling and scary. So, we made this Pumpkin Emotions Craft with a twisted personality! Be careful folks - one second it’s smiling & cute and in the other menacing & scary!

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Head over to HelloWonderful.co, where we have shared the tutorial for -  HOW TO MAKE THIS PUMPKIN EMOTIONS CRAFT? 

Looking for more pumpkin ideas? Love this Squeeze Paint Pumpkin Art from Hello Wonderful. This is such a fun and easy no-carve pumpkin decoration idea for kids. Also, check these cute little Paper Pumpkin Finger Puppet I made with my daughter. 

For more Halloween ideas, don't forget to follow our Halloween Ideas board on Pinterest.




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Magnetic Squirrel and Acorn Fall Craft


Our house has a few large trees close to the balcony deck. The trees are home to a few squirrels and our toddler has come to adore their cute antics. Her favourite is when the squirrel grabs an acorn and nibbles away at it with her teeth and hands. So cute!

In fall, Acorns fall to the ground and squirrels pick them up burying them for use in the winter hibernation season. Often, not all the acorns get consumed leading to the birth of new oak trees in a few months. And, these natural cycles continue.

For this fall season, we decided to craft this interesting and ecological critical activity using our special magnetic craft technique. The falling acorn, the squirrel grabbing it and then nibbling away it never fails to put a smile on our toddler's face. And, serves as an important lesson on the cycle of life for little kids to remember.

This is a fun school project to talk about the vital role squirrel plays in sustaining plant communities in our ecosystem. This also makes a perfect STEM fall project idea for kids.

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Parents and Teachers can make this craft with toddler, preschool and kindergarten kids. This is a fun DIY toy and sure to amuse young children.

If you like this magnetic craft project, I'm sure you will also enjoy making this Magnetic Fall Leaf craft.  For more fall craft ideas, don't forget to follow our Pinterest board - Fall Crafts & Activities.


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HOW TO MAKE ACORN AND SQUIRREL FALL CRAFT FOR KIDS?


SUPPLIES

Squirrel and Acorn ---> Download the PRINTABLE TEMPLATE
Paper Plate
Construction Paper
Stapler
Pencil Colors
Sharpie Markers
Glue Stick
Magnet (We used the magnet that comes with Dry Erase White Board)
Scissor


BEHIND THE SCENE STEPS

1. Draw the tree stem and branches on a paper plate.


2. Draw the leaves on the tree.


3.  Color the tree using pencil colors. We colored the stem and branches brown first but later decided to change them to black to make brown acorns and squirrel stand out.


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4. Outline the leaves using a black sharpie marker.


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Magnetic Fall Leaf Craft


Fall’ brings some of the most contrasting and beautiful images in nature. The different colors that leaves take, the eventual falling and the beautiful mosaics on the ground make fall an artist’s playground. Equally importantly, fall plays such a huge role in keeping nature healthy by completing the circle of life for plants where the fallen leaves become nurturing food for the tree’s future growth.

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Rocking Beluga Whale Paper Plate Craft for Kids


Our toddler's favourite character from the Disney movie "Finding Dory" was Bailey, the beluga whale. She loved him so much that the first thing she wanted to do on a recent visit to Chicago was to head straight to the Shedd Aquarium and watch the Beluga whales. We all loved Bailey with his "oooooooo" echo-location voice. He was indeed a charming character in the movie. Our toddler visited the beluga exhibition three times in one visit and left the aquarium only after she had her own beluga fur toy to take home!

Today, we decided to make her favourite mammal "beluga" whale as our next rocking paper plate craft. We love how easy and fun rocking paper plate crafts are - last month, we made this cute and easy Rocking Elephant that turned out so beautiful.

Here is how to make the rocking paper plate beluga whale in a few minutes.


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HOW TO MAKE BELUGA WHALE CRAFT?


SUPPLIES


SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT ROCKING ⬇️

BEHIND THE SCENES STEPS


1. Fold a paper plate into the half.



2. Trace the whale's outline on one side.



3. Start cutting out the whale's shape leaving the top part intact as shown below.






4. Cut out the lower part of the whale and the ocean.


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Scarecrow Fall and Halloween Craft


Children have a special fascination for surprise acts. Consider Peek-a-boo, such a simple surprise act but never fails to evoke a squeal of laughter - again and again.

One other such surprise act and now our tots favorite toy, is the spring-a-surprise box toy. Since making this, our toddler has sprung the surprise on us parents countless times never getting tired and laughing like a riot.

So for this Halloween, go make your own spring-a-surprise craft and watch your kids have a lot of fun. If you like the scarecrow, you can follow the instructions below to get yours made in under 30 minutes.

Happy Scare-crowing!

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Horse String Art

Art takes many forms. An interesting form is string art. It's so amazing that thin strings in unison can create such beautiful silhouettes and shapes. Easy yet pretty!

This horse string art makes for a beautiful home decor piece while providing the full DIY experience. A wooden board, some nails and a white string are all you need to create a masterpiece for your home.

Get stringy and make your own version today!


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Open Sesame… The messy treasure inside a mum’s carryall bag

What does a mum expect to find when she puts her hand in her baby/kid bag? No one is expecting to unearth a treasure but what is uncovered could be a fortune of a different kind.


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Paper Plate Rocking Elephant Craft For Kids


As the saying goes "It's not how many toys you have, it's how much you play with the ones you have that help children grow & learn." In that spirit, we decided to create a toy-craft rocking elephant from a single paper-plate, creating a rocking motion toy for our tot to play with. Talk about achieving two objectives with a single effort - teach them to be creative and get them a toy for playing with later.

So, next time you are wondering about a new toy for your tot, think to make vs buy.

Happy toy-crafting!

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HOW TO MAKE ROCKING ELEPHANT?


SUPPLIES

Paper Plate
Acrylic Paints
Sharpie Markers
Flower Craft Gems
Scissor
Safety Cutter
Pencil

BEHIND THE SCENE STEPS


1. Fold a paper plate into the half.

2. Trace the elephant's outline on one side.




3. Color the elephant. We decorated our elephant to give that festive Indian look.

4. Cut out the elephant leaving the top part intact.


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World Cup Football Craft For Kids

It's world cup time again in 2018 and football fever is at its peak! Football is considered the ultimate game considering the global nature of its appeal and the suspense each game brings. This was a great time to introduce our tot to this beautiful game and help her understand the game's objective, which is to score a goal on the opposite team's net.

So, we decided to make this "goal score" craft full with dodges and dribbling that would make Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo proud :). It was so much fun!

Hope you are watching the world cup and having a great time rooting for your team.

Go Football!

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3 Cheers! - 'Hap Happy Birthday'


"For ages 3 and over", nearly sums the sudden shift a toddler undergoes on turning three. It is more like a coming-of-age for the little ones, who seem to achieve a breakthrough in their mental and emotional capabilities at the turn of the year.

The significant and visible metamorphosis is hard to miss. Suddenly, their speech has exploded and they communicate ceaselessly. They can argue, appease, trick and even crack a joke! Not technically a toddler anymore, they come out of their shelves into more sociable, confident and explorative personalities. They are always on the go, ditching the afternoon nap for good. And of course, they really develop a mind and will of their own.

Previously reserved for the big boys and girls, the whole world of fantastic toys becomes accessible to them. They graduate from 'Lego Duplo' to 'Lego Junior'. A sudden heap of puzzles, board games, construction and role play toys appears surmountable. A plethora of things-to-do while our little bunnies still love to cling on to us!

It is a pleasure to see your baby grow into a more independent individual. But it is also a bittersweet reminder that you cannot hold onto their little selves anymore. After all, looking back, it is the beautiful moments that flash across the mind more than that of worry and trouble.

I reflected on the activities, favourites and relationships of my toddler-graduated son, who turned three recently. I thought it might be a good idea to recount his yesteryear personality and remember it. So, Here it is my as I look back and cherish the memories…

3 Cheers! – ‘Hap Happy Birthday’


Another year passed again, leaving prints of toddle-toes
A telltale of tantrums and mood swings of yesses and noes
The lush of your coiffure, and the milky sniff under your neck
Wrapped in a cosy hug, how we rocked plenty- front and back


A feisty and angry young man, chippy at the slightest trick
Those little fists could slam the table, and roars of cries could tear a brick
The pretend plays are ever so noisy – stomping, pounding, bashing, et al.
A quasi monster often comes alive, post bath time in a nighty growl

Your list of favourites is rather short, the beloved names unchanged all year
Super Spiderman tops the call, the fiery T-Rex absolutely most dear
Climbing, jumping and talking aliens, the colour ‘orange’ and number ‘3’
Surprise egg toys and the humble ice cream, all time precious choices be

Words by the mouthfuls, songs for all animals, All, O hear! hear!
That breezy tickle of tiny lips, as you whisper sweet nothings in my ear
“Why? When? What? Because….” The “Alright” and the toilet talk
Quick retorts and smarty-pants answers, the “follow me” of your neat walk

Serious squabbles with your big brother, smashed up piles of his laboured Lego
You copy all his favourite games. Wherever he is, well, there you go!
Called him a baby and laughed it away, a mean streak every now and then
Oh ‘big boy’, as you like to be known, why bother him with how and when?

“Me want you, me love you, you are beautiful”, how unfeigned is thy flattery
Your version of the Sheeran song, “I’m in love with the shape of you, mummy”
Dad is for piggyback rides, a super sidekick and the best ball boy
You pounce and poke his daddy-tummy, and tickle his ribs, dear fountain of joy

Rolling over to a new year, of bigger age and grown-up ways
My bubbly baby, a tireless toddler, a bittersweet adieu to the carefree days
Every moment, a cherished treasure, strung up on the memory tree
Countless happy days be upon you, our dearest darling, as you turn 3!


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Simple Newspaper Flower Craft For Kids

It's important to educate young minds about recycling, reusing and reducing as much as possible so they develop an empathy for the planet and all other life in it. Reusing can take many forms, like in this craft, we leveraged newspaper to create lovely flower petals. This also makes for a creative educational activity where children learn the art of making something out of imagination using something completely different.

All in all, a good activity for children and creating a nice showpiece reused art for the home.

Happy reusing and imagining!


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Dad Child Crawl - Father's Day Craft

Dads love their children and children love their dads. It's the perfect play combination when dads get to be childish again and children get, well, a playmate whose sole objective is to entertain them.

Thinking about the upcoming Father's Day, it was great to be reminded of one of the most symbolic and fun child-dad activity - the horse-crawl - with daddy playing the crawl-horse and the child sitting on dad's back as the horse-rider. This sure brought back memories of laughter and joy in our own family.

So, what's your favourite dad-chid play activity? Do tell us in comments below or on our social media pages!

Have a fabulous Happy Fathers Day!


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