Last weekend I saw some beautiful Rangoli laid out on the floor of some places we visited reminding me that Diwali or Deepavali is just around the corner.
Diwali is a good time for kids to get crafting with its symbols of candles, lights, flowers and Rangoli. Rangoli known as Kolam in Tamil is a decorative coloured rice art used to decorate the courtyard of homes. Here are some simple Rangoli Craft for Kids. They are simple enough for kids to make and they will be pleased to be able to contribute to decorating their houses and feel the festive joy.
The Rangoli Craft for Kids is from Activity Village, which also has many nice ideas for other Diwali Crafts for Kids.
Those who enjoy doing Origami can also check out these lovely Origami Diwali Flower Garlands. These paper flower garlands make a beautiful decoration for houses this Diwali. The instructions include a video on How to Make the Paper flowers which you can string up into a garland for Diwali. These simple crafts make lovely decoration for the Diwali celebrations.
To all my Indian friends, Happy Diwali or Happy Deepavali to you!
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