Diwali Craft: Make a Lantern


Diwali is the biggest festival in Indian Culture (Hindu). People are celebrating this day as the victory of light over darkness. On this day, their ancient God Shri Ram has returned after 14 years of the canvas with her wife “Sita” and brother “Lakshman”. People in India and around the world celebrate Diwali with lots of joy and happiness. They used to decorate their home with various lantern crafts, Rangoli, and lite Diyas in the evening.

Lantern Craft Ideas to lite up your home on Diwali Festival

Diwali lantern ideas
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  • Brightly colored tissue paper (in the spirit of Diwali)
  • Sequins or glitter
  • Glue and Q-tip to apply it
  • Scissors
  • Clear glass jar (transparent)
  • Craft wire (or even heavier string could work)
  • Beads
  • Small candle


  • Cut the tissue paper into small pieces–depending on your child’s age, they could also do this step.
  • Allow your child to glue the pieces of tissue paper onto the glass jar, using a Q-tip to apply the glue (this prevents over-gluing and mess with young kids).
  • Let kids “garnish” the light with sequins and glitter as they desire.
  • Allow drying.
  • While the lantern is drying, have your child string beads on the wire.
  • Wrap the wire around the lantern. You can even create a handle with the wire to hang the lantern if you desire!
  • Put your candle inside, and you have yourself a lantern!

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