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Make your Personal Diyas for Diwali

October 25, 2023
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Learn how to make Diyas for Diwali with Kids with just playdough and beads. An India inspired hands on craft for kids for Diwali.

How to make Diyas for Diwali with Kids Using Playdough and Beads

Here’s a fun way to learn about another culture with your child.  Diwali is a celebration for the Festival of Lights in India. You can make your own light be creating a Diya.

Grab your supplies and come join us

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 Making Diyas for Diwali with Kids

Supplies for Diyas for Diwali 

  • Playdough with Cardamom Spice (like this one)
  • Beads
  • Battery Operated Tea Light

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Create Balls with the Playdough. We used our cardamom scented playdough.

Then press in the middle of the balls to make a place for the candle

Add Beads or Sequins to decorate your Diya

Time to add the Battery Operated Tea Light!

We used playdough to make our diyas again and again for Diwali pretend play. If you’d like to make them to keep, we’d suggest making them from salt dough. You can use this easy salt dough recipe for this.

Song for Diwali for Kids

You can sign this little Diwali song too.

Little Lamps Song

Tune: “London Bridge”

Little lamps are burning bright,
Burning bright, burning bright.
Little lamps are burning bright.
It’s Diwali.

See them lighting up the night,
Up the night, up the night.
See them lighting up the night.
It’s Diwali.

You can light your candle again and again for diwali fun!

Here’s our recipe for how to make Cardamom Playdough with Kids as you learn about Diwali.



How to Make Your Own Diya for Diwali with Playdough and Beads

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Here’s a glimpse from our front porch in India on the night of Diwali!

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Diya made with beads and cardamom playdough for Diwali

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