Start celebrating with Diwali crafts: Diwali, or the festival of lights, starts on Nov. 12 this year, ending on Nov. 16.
The joyous holiday is celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs in India, throughout the rest of South Asia, and around the world.
Symbols of Diwali include a diya (a small lamp) and lanterns. We’ve included some Diwali crafts here so kids can make their own easy, kid-safe versions.
1. These projects (from the Smile On blog on YouTube) are by far the easiest for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners, but small kids will need some help and, of course, supervision. (Note: The final Diwali crafts project is a pictorial representation of firecrackers, which are traditionally set off during Diwali celebrations):
2. These two YouTube projects (from Blossom Arts and Craft Basket) are good for school-age kids. Some will likely need supervision with scissors on the lantern project: