Diwali (aka the "festival of lights") is a five-day long Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras. Dhanteras is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha and is celebrated on the 2nd lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu month Kartik. Dhanteras (18 days after Dussehra)
It's a common practice to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs, and gardens, as well as on roof-tops and outer walls.
Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. Diwali Crafts for children includes Diwali Doorway Hanger, Diwali Paper Lantern, Diawali Lights, and Firework Themed Crafts.
Beaded Candle Holder Craft for Kids - Make this beautiful candle holder using a small glass jar, craft wire and beads.
Bengali Scroll Paintings Making Instructions - Celebrate Diwali by making a Bengali Scroll Painting.
Cascading Fireworks Arts Project - Celebrate Indian New Year with these cascading fireworks.
Diwali Cards Making Crafts - Find out how you can easily make your own Diwali Cards using card stock of different colors, cloth scraps and glitter glue.
Diwali Diva Lamp Crafts Activities for Kids - Follow these instructions and learn how to make a beautiful Diwali Diva Lamp.
Diwali Diyas Arts & Crafts Ideas - Make some Diwali Diyas (small lamps) to use at your Diwali celebration.
Diwali Door Hanging - Kids can easily make this Diwali door hanging using the free printable templates, coloring pencils and pens.
Diwali Doorway - Kids can make this special Diwali door hanging using a few materials.
Diwali Footprints - Celebrate Diwali by making these colorful footprints with your children.
Diwali Greetings - Send Happy Diwali greetings to all your friends and family members.
Diwali Lamp Mobile Craft for Preschoolers - Here’s something to hang up on your bedroom, living room or porch in celebration of Diwali.
Diwali Light - Find out how you can make a fake Diwali light to mark the end of the Hindu year.
Diwali Paper Lantern - Make a few Diwali Paper Lantern decorations for your Diwali celebration.
Diwali Party Hats - Kids can make their own Diwali party hat to wear at their Diwali party.
Diya Collage Card - Learn how to make this beautiful Diya collage card for Diwali by following these instructions.
Diya Craft - Children can make a simple Diya craft using air-drying clay, greaseproof paper, flower petals and a tea light candle.
Diya Mobile Making Directions - Make a simple Diya mobile to hang around your house during your Diwali celebration.
Drawing Pin Decorative Candle - Learn how to beautifully decorate a plain candle using flat push pins.
Door Decor - You can have a Diwali party without this easy to make door decor!
Elephant Paper Bunting - Learn how to make this simple elephant paper bunting for Diwali.
Fiery Fireworks - Celebrate Diwali by creating your own Fiery Fireworks!
Flower Garland - Make a beautiful flower garland to wear at your Diwali celebration.
Glass Painted Candle Holder - Make this candle holder from a recycled small glass jar, craft wire and glass paint.
Hanging Diwali Light - Hang this Diwali light to announce the beginning of Diwali.
Honoring Ganesha in India - Children can honor Ganesha by making the craft.
Indian Diwali Lamps - Celebrate Diwali with your family by making these beautiful Diwali lamps.
Indian Sari Paper Dolls - Use your imagination to design your own Indian Sari paper doll.
India’s Invincible Durga - Create India's famous invincible Durga using recycled materials and Crayola products.
Jam Jar Tea Light Holders - Recycle jam jars or medium and large baby food jars to make light holders for Diwali.
Lights in the Dark - This is the perfect craft for kids to do on Christmas, New Years, Kwanzaa, Chanukah or Diwali.
Lotus Flower Garland - Make a beautiful lotus flower garland using crepe paper, string, and small dried pasta macaroni.
Mendhi Hand Designs - Make your own Mendhi hand designs for Diwali using white card, felt-tip pens, sequins or glitter.
Painted Candle Craft - Make this colorful candle to celebrate Diwali.
Painting Pots - Lights and lamps have always been a part of Diwali decoration. This time may be you can give a new look to your house by decorating the pots in which the plants grow. We cannot paint the walls of our house but we can definitely paint the pots in our house.
Paper Chains - Make these paper chains and decorate your house with them for your Diwali celebration.
Picturesque Peacock - This craft of India's national bird makes a great Diwali craft for kids.
Rainbow Peacock - Use Crayola products and your handprint to create a rainbow peacock art piece.
Ram and Sita Cone Dolls - Find out how you can make Ram and Sita cone dolls for Diwali.
Rangoli Craft - Invite Goddess Lakshmi so you can have year round prosperity by making a Rangoli to place at the entrance of your home.
Rangoli Craft - Invite the Goddess Lakshmi to your home on Diwali with this beautiful Rangoli.
Rangoli Designs - Welcome Goddess Lakshmi to your home using this homemade Rangoli.
Rangoli Patterns - Make a Rangoli using a large sheet of paper, scissors, felt tip pens and other materials.
Sidewalk “Fireworks” - Use Crayola super brush and sidewalk paint to make sidewalk fireworks!
Sparkling Centerpiece - These sparking centerpieces will look beautiful at your Diwali celebration.
Take a Trip to India’s Charminar - Use Crayola products to draw India's famous landmark.
Tea Light Holder - Learn how to make a tea light holder for Diwali using a small terracotta plant pot, acrylic paints and a tea light.