Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft

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Diwali is our favorite festival at home. I love crafting with my daughter and each year we add to our collection of 100+ Crafts & activities to do on Diwali  . This year we decided to make Diwali Paper Diya Craft . These are so easy to setup and can pretty up any home or classroom. Use them as a gift tag, paste them on a wreath or just simply hang them in your rooms. Here’s how to make a

Colorful Diwali Paper Diya Craft


Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft - Easy paper folding Diwali paper craft for kids that's both easy to make and functional.

To make your Paper Diya, you’ll need:

  • Lots of colored paper.
  • Glue
  • Corrugated sheet
  • Markers
  • Scotch Tape
  • Sequin stickers
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft - Easy paper folding Diwali paper craft for kids that's both easy to make and functional.

We cut 2-inch strips from an A4 sheet of paper. We cut strips along the shorter edge.

Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft - Easy paper folding Diwali paper craft for kids that's both easy to make and functional.

Start making small accordion style folds along its longer edge. Miss P used a mini craft stick to hold and measure each fold. If you have a scorer, measure and score each card and then it gets easier for younger kids to fold.

Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft - Easy paper folding Diwali paper craft for kids that's both easy to make and functional.

We cut out a 3-inch strip from our paper tape and stuck half of the tape on one side. Carefully bring the other end together and stick the two ends together as shown. Fold the excess tape at the back. accordion-fold-diwali-diya-1 Repeat the same step to make multi-colored Diya shaped folds. Miss P wanted  one in each rainbow color, but I had run out of matching colored papers. You could make them all in one color or two tones. They will all look pretty darn cute!

Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft - Easy paper folding Diwali paper craft for kids that's both easy to make and functional.

Cut out a flame shape piece from an orange corrugated paper. You could use any paper. Even gold would look awesome. We added some accents to it with a red marker and some glitter. We also had some pretty sequin stickers that we lined each paper diya and they looked pretty festive and bright.

Accordion Fold Diwali Paper Diya Craft - Easy paper folding Diwali paper craft for kids that's both easy to make and functional.

What do you think? Made something for Diwali that you’d like to share with us? don’t forget to leave a link below. If you have liked this, you’ll also love

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This post is part of the annual Diwali for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs! See the posts below for great ideas on celebrating Diwali with children.

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