Hindu refer to persons who follow Hinduism. Hinduism is a very colorful religion and is also the most popular religion in India and Nepal. Hinduism includes Vaishnavism, Shaivism, and Smartism. Hinduism is also knows as the oldest living religion or the oldest living major religion.
Hindu crafts for children includes Bengali Scroll Paintings, Mandala Designs, Diwali Cards, Diwali Diyas (Candles), Diwali Door Hangings and much more. Diwali is knows as the festival of lights and is the official holiday in India.
Beaded Candle Holder - When you light a tea light in this pretty beaded candle holder, no-one will guess that it is a recycled glass jar! Use pretty glass or plastic beads for a lovely stained-glass effect.
Bengali Scroll Paintings - India's Hindu population celebrates Diwali with these colorful scrolls. Make similar paintings and explore this cultural art form.
Create Mandala Designs - Very easy and colorful craft.
Cascading Fireworks - - Celebrate Independence Day, a new year, or any special event with this sparkling fireworks display on your windows.
Color Change Cards - - E-mail is fun, but there’s nothing quite like a colorful, handmade card that comes with a stamp on it! Many people say snail mail is one of their favorite treats. When do you send friends and families cards? Birthdays, holidays, to say "Thanks!" or "I’m thinking of you!" are all good times to send unique, personalized messages!
Diwali Cards - - Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, as well as the Hindu New Year. It celebrates the story of when Rama and his wife Sita, gods who were in human form, returned home after Rama rescued her from the demon king Ravana. The people put lamps out to light their way. Diwali is derived from the word Deepavali which means "cluster of lights." This celebration lasts for five days in October/November. Making your own Diwali cards is relatively easy once you have gathered a few craft items together.
Diwali Diyas (candles) - A Diwali Diya is a small lamp that is lit especially at Diwali (New Year's in India). Diyas are typically made of clay with Ghee or oil used as the fuel and cotton wool as the wick.
Diwali Door Hanging - At Diwali it is traditional to hang an embroidered door hanging, or toran, above doorways to welcome visitors and hopefully the Goddess of Fortune Lakshmi to your home.
Diwali Footprints - Create decorations with a mischievous edge for Diwali, a heritage-rich festival for Hindus. Work with a partner to design Lakshmi's colorful footprints.
Diwali Fuse Bead Patterns (Above) - Try one of these Diwali fuse beads patterns with your Hama Beads, Perler Beads or other own-brand fusible beads.
Diwali Greetings - Send holiday greetings for Diwali, the Hindu year-end celebration. You'll brighten someone's day with light and good wishes.
Diwali Paper Lantern - - Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Hindu holiday which celebrates illumination over darkness. A highly anticipated and much loved time of year, Diwali is always marked by a festival atmosphere and many decorations adorning homes and public streets. One of the most popular decorations is the paper lantern. Make your holiday especially bright by learning how to make your own Diwali paper lantern
Diwali Lamp - All you will need is Self hardening clay, Paint and Sequins to make your Diwali lamp.
Diwali Diva Lamp - - The 5-day festival of Diwali commemorates several events in the Hindu religion. To celebrate, the people illuminated the village and their homes with diva lamps. Today, this tradition of lighting a diva lamp for Diwali continues. Brighten your blessings by learning how to make a Diwali diva lamp.
Diwali Diva Lamp - - The festival of Diwali commemorates several events in the Hindu religion. After 14 years in exile, Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, Lord Vishnu rescued Lakshmi (the Goddess of prosperity) from King Bali and Lord Krishna defeated the evil demon, Naraksura. To celebrate, the people illuminated the village and their homes with diva lamps. Today, this tradition of lighting a diva lamp for Diwali continues. Brighten your blessings by learning how to make a Diwali diva lamp.
Diwali Lamp Mobile - Have fun make t then hang it to decorate your room.
Diwali Lantern - - Diwali is held in October and is an Indian celebration. It is also called the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated by displaying lights and worshiping the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Light a candle for Diwali this year with your own lantern! A little effort and innovation will give you immense satisfaction of your creation.
Diwali Light - Craft a pretend light to mark the end of the Hindu year-and you'll be ready to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.
Diwali Doorway - - Before Diwali begins in India and other countries, households prepare their homes to celebrate this Hindu year-end holiday. Houses are cleaned from top to bottom. Special foods are cooked. (Sweets are a favorite.) New clothes are bought and readied for the occasion. Homes and businesses are decorated to greet the 5-day Festival of Lights.
Diya Collage Card - Using simple collage techniques and bright-coloured scraps of fabric, paper and card, kids can make this beautiful Diya collage card for Diwali.
Diya Craft - - This is a simple clay craft idea which children enjoy because it is fast and the results can be used quickly! You could of course adapt this idea to give as a Gift .
Diya Mobile - - This simple diya mobile will look pretty hung in the entrance or window during the Diwali Festival of Lights. Use bright colours and different textures so that your mobile really catches the light!
Door Decor - Come Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas or the New Year people always hang torans above the doors of their houses. Toran is a bit of decoration made with leaves or flowers or even paper. Nowadays, toran are also made of plastic. People from various parts of India make torans differently.
Drawing Pin Decorative Candle - Children will really enjoy creating this pretty drawing pin decorative candle - it is very satisfying to push the pins in, and even the youngest children (carefully supervised of course!) can produce a really good effect.
Elephant - Cut out and make your own Indian Elephant. You can then decorate both the head-dress and blanket with glitter, sequins and beads.
Elephant Paper Bunting - - Ganesh, the god of good luck and wisdom, had an elephant's head and is also honored during Diwali. Why not make your own Ganesh-inspired paper bunting to decorate the house with?
Fiery Fireworks - - Fireworks are used around the world to celebrate special occasions. Remember an ahhh-some show, or create your own Fiery Fireworks!
Flower Garland - In Hawaii they welcome visitors with a garland of fresh flowers, or a lei. And in certain parts of India it is customary to wear a necklace of fresh flowers at Diwali, the festival of lights.
Gift Giving Tags - - Personalize presents to friends and family with children's hand-made Gift tags. Start a new tradition for the holidays your family celebrates!
Glass Painted Candle Holder - - Recycle some little glass jars into these sparkling glass painted candle holders! Quick and easy for kids to do - and very special.
Hanging Diwali Light - - You can make this craft a month before Diwali starts, and hang it in your balcony, to announce the advent of Diwali.
Honoring Ganesha in India - - In India, Ganesha is honored during Ganesh Chaturthi. The 10-day festival ends with a procession accompanied by drummers, singers, and dancers.
Indian Sari Paper Dolls - Fun and easy craft to make.
India's Invincible Durga - Devi, an important part of the Hindu religion, is the invincible Durga. Pictured astride a big cat, she has many arms that illustrate her different strengthens and attributes. Often described as beautiful and deadly, Durga is credited with saving the universe from Asura and thus symbolizes victory over demons.
Jam Jar Tea Light Holders - - A must-do craft for Diwali, as the celebration is also called the Festival of Lights and it is traditional to place lights and lanterns around the home to welcome in the goddess Lakshmi. So, why not have a go at these unique jam jar lanterns?
Lights in the Dark - - This illuminating idea is great to celebrate Diwali, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Day of the Dead, or any holiday that shines on your family.
Lotus Flower Garland - - A symbol of peace and tranquility in Indian culture, the Lotus Flower is used in many Indian religious festivals. This is an easy way to make your very own lotus flower garland.
Mendhi Hand Designs - - The beautiful art of mendhi painting accompanies Indian celebrations such as Diwali and weddings and this is a simple way to create your own mendhi designs.
Painted Candle Craft - - We made our candle to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, but you could make Christmas or Halloween candles in exactly the same way. They would also make a lovely hand made Gift .
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.
Prepare A Diwali Lantern - Light a candle for Diwali this year with your own lantern! A little effort and innovation will give you immense satisfaction of your creation.
Paper Chains - - Diwali is that time of year when markets get flooded with decorations. You could buy them or perhaps try and make them on your own.
Rainbow Peacock k - - Trace your hand, and then turn it into a colorful peacock with Crayola® Color Wonder™. There's no mess!
Rangoli Craft - - Rangolis and Diwali is synonymous. The most common practice is to make the Rangoli at the main entrance of the home, inviting Goddess Lakshmi for year round prosperity. However, you can also hang rangolis above doors. Here we give you a Rangoli idea that you can hang on the walls, by making it on a piece of large cardboard, or make it directly on the floor.
Rangoli Designs - - Diwali is called the festival of lights in India. On the third day of Diwali, the festival that marks the end of the Hindu year, Lakshmi is honored. Lakshmi represents good fortune and wealth.
Rangoli Patterns - - Rangoli are colorful designs made on the floor at the entrance of a house during Diwali to welcome in the goddess Lakshmi. These beautiful symmetrical designs are traditionally created using flour, rice grains or colored chalk but children can create their own Rangoli designs using vibrantly colored paper shape cut-outs.
Rangoli Craft - - A rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.
Ramu and Sita Cone Dolls - - Ramu, the banished prince, and his wife Sita, who Ramu saves from the clutches of the demon Ravana, are central to the Diwali festivities. Honor their story with home-made Ramu and Sita cone dolls, which are fun and easy to make.
Rakhi (Hindu Plaited Bracelet) - Make Rakhi (Hindu plaited bracelets) to hand out to your friends and family. Traditionally, Rakhi are given to family members at Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrated by most Hindu and Sikh families.
Rangoli - Go ahead – give it a try and have fun decorating !
Rangoli - Hindu and Sikh families often use colourful Rangoli patterns to decorate their homes during festivals such as Diwali. Placed by the entrance to the house they act as a welcome to guests.
Slipper - Make just one or a pair of Indian Slippers. They can be decorated with sequins, beads and glitter.
Sidewalk “Fireworks” - - Fill your sidewalk with colorful pretend fireworks using a Crayola Super Brush™ and Sidewalk Paint. You can safely enjoy big, bright splashes of color, even during daylight!
Sparkling Centerpiece - - Fireworks add excitement to any festive holiday. Create your own sparkling centerpiece for a permanent celebration!
Take a Trip to India’s Charminar - - The Charminar is an impressive gateway in Hyderabad, India. Capture the beauty of this famous landmark that's known as the Arc de Triomphe of the East.
Tea Light Holder - This pretty little candle holder makes a sweet little Gift for kids to make, and is a perfect craft for Diwali too.
Ideas to make diyas (Diwali lights) with kids - Diyas can be made with planter bases or no-bake clay.
Raksha Bandhan craft for kids (Rakhi) - Rakhi, a colourful piece of art, with silken threads entwined together in an attractive manner and adorned with beads and golden threads are placed on the wrists of brothers for their good health, wealth, happiness and success. This festival establishes the bond of love and affection between the siblings.