Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebrations.
We love Diwali at home and its the time of the year when the whole family is at one place, celebrating and enjoying.
It’s also the time for activities that we do as a family. Be it decorating, cooking, shopping or crafting. If you are a mom who is wondering how to keep kids occupied while doing some activities that bond you together as a family, then look no further. Here are
100+ Diwali Ideas – Cards, Crafts, Decor, DIY and Party Food
Diwali Card Making Ideas for kids
Get into the mood by sending out handmade Diwali cards to family & friends. Check out our post –
Spread the festive spirit among your friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues and loved ones with these easy DIY cards. Here are a few more not covered in that list
Diwali Homemade card idea .. String in some satin ribbons
Diwali Cracker cards – Easy cards to make with paper & twine.
Diwali Cracker cards using Glitter tapes & Glitter colors
Try some stitched Diwali cards
Diwali Craft Ideas & Diwali crafts for kids
Crafts provide the perfect opportunity to sit and make stuff as a family.
We made a foam Diwali kandil for our main door
and can be used as a Diwali Diya wreath too.
Paper Cup Diwali Decor – Kids Craft Art Platter
Diwali paper Marigold – ZoBeDesigns on Etsy
I love Anjela’s DIY ideas and this one is her latest offering. DIY paper diyas. Check out her post here –
Beautiful Diwali Decorations for Home, school, and Office
Cut Paper to make this gorgeous Lotus themed Tealight Holder
Add gold paint and glitter to add zing to your votives
Looking for more captivating decorations for Diwali? Then you definitely need to check the above image out. See how the candle arrangements make the decoration one of the best examples of Diwali-inspired marvelous decor. The combination of a white and red candle made the layer look like a sparkling decked decor.
Read more at http://easyday.snydle.com/diwali-decorations.html | Easyday
How gorgeous do these paper lanterns look? Another crafting genius idea by Angela
DIY Paper Cube String Lights via Wit And Whistle
Katie Steuernagle from Matsutake, was apparently huddled in her kitchen staring at some empty spaghetti jars when a brilliant thought came to mind. With a bit of gold dimensional paint and glass paint, her house was soon filled with a Moroccan summer. Amazing!
Diwali Books & Activities
If You are in India, You should not miss this darling book by my friend & fellow Blogger Amrutha from mummadiaries.com
“Story of Diwali” introduces the beautiful Indian festival of Diwali to children. The book is a fun, non-preachy, simple-to-read rhyming storybook which talks about how five days of Diwali are celebrated. The rhyming text and colorful illustrations appeal to toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. The 24-paged book also has some fun facts about Diwali and a special sloka in Sanskrit (along with its translation) at the end of the story. The simple yet delightfully told story describes how each day of Diwali brings joy and festive spirit to our homes.
The five days of Diwali covered in the book are:
Day-2: Narak Chaturdasi
Day-3: Lakshmi Puja / Main Diwali
Day-4: Padwa / Govardhan Puja
Day-5: Bhai Dooj
The book is printed on high-quality glossy paper and is available for sale in India Only.
Diwali Rangoli Ideas
or maybe a flower Rangoli floating on water.
DIY tealight holder using pistachio shells. How clever is that?
Everyone loves to get gifts. Add a little love decorating the gift boxes too.
Decorate a gift box using glitter like this craft by NovelIdeas
pic from good homes Use coir boxes & real flowers to gift
Diwali Party Food Ideas
Throw a modern-day Diwali party with these yummy snacks
This Cocktail Idli Kebabs recipe is an easy way to transform mini idlis into an elegant appetizer for a party. idli chili, masala idli cocktails.
Indian canape recipe of healthy sprouts topped on canapes.
Vada Pav bites, a young and peppier version of traditional Vada Pav, are perfect for a fun Diwali party
As colorful as real fireworks these kebabs will spark interest in any Diwali party.
Perfect digestive – paan shots
These easy snacks are crispy, salty, delicious and melt in mouth appetizer and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.
No Indian festival is complete without sweets. Try some modern desserts this year and WOW your guests.
What do you think of this collection? If you have a Diwali craft to share, mail me and I will feature it on the blog.