Diwali Lantern Making Tutorials
Its the festive season here in India. With Navrathri celebrations coming to an end, we are all gearing up for the next festival of lights and joy – Diwali! The main thing kids look forward to being Diwali lantern, diyas, crackers and of course sweets !
“Diwali also known as Deepavali and the “festival of lights“, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year.The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.
Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes.On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family pujatypically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja (prayers), fireworks follow,then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Diwali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated.
Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India,the festivities start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife-husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister-brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.” – Wikipedia
Todays post is a compilation post from various other crafters across the blogosphere on ideas to make diwali lanterns this festive season. Also if you are gearing up for this Diwali, do check few other Diwali related posts up on this blog :
- Handmade Diya base tutorial
- List of must buy Diwali decor items in India
- Diwali lantern/ Akaash kandil making tutorials
- DIY Mango leaf door toran tutorial
- Tealight candle decoration with washi tape
- Diwali diya decoration with ball chain embellished tealight candle
- How to handpaint terracotta diyas
- Paper lotus diya holder tutorial
- Readymade Kundan Rangoli tutorial
Glitter Diwali Lantern tutorial
Artsy Craftsy Mom is a wonderful craft blog maintained so beautifully by a supermom and they have such easy and interesting kids crafts. This glitter diwali lantern with paper is a must try if you have a toddler at home. Great times to have fun and bond 🙂
If you don’t want to put too much effort and mess up your home, try these colorful paper lanterns using simple stationery items. There is a downloadable template so all you need is print and cut out, stick together 🙂
Traditional Akaashkandil – Diwali lantern tutorial
Handfullofshadows is really not a craft blog but i couldnt resist sharing this tutorial on akashkandil. Ive seen this type of diwali lantern at shops selling realy cheap but did not know making them would be this easy as well. Do check out the link and try a smaller version of the diwali lantern.
This simple paper lantern is definitely a fun activity with kids and family and im sure i can make millions of them! The idea is so very simple yet the output is so elegant that im making them for my kids birthday party 🙂
This is very similar to glitter diwali lantern by artsycraftsymom but dont they look so cute? Smaller version of these can be made to hang like a modern thoran at your doorsteps 🙂
Okay samosa lantern is a name i came up with seeing the shape but they look so cute esp the newsprint ones. Head over to Willowday in sweden to get free printables for the paper template and try these as diwali lanterns with your kids this season.
Dont they look so enchanting?? They are just as easy as they look as well. All you need are some strings,cloth,glass jars and of course the bulbs 🙂 Try this diwali lantern in your garden and they love it.
So these were some diwali lanterns ideas with tutorials compiled from various sources over the internet. Will be coming up with a post on other Diwali activities and tutorials soon :)Do share this post with your friends and family so that they have an awesome fun filled day making Diwali lanterns 🙂
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