Diwali rangoli designs made with colored salt are a gorgeous sensory delight – and they’re really easy to make. Here’s how:
My daughter had so much fun making these firework paintings! Perfect for Bonfire Night art and Diwali crafts, here are two ways to enjoy some hands-on, colourful firework art.
Use this recipe for salt dough to make simple candle holders, a pretty and easy Diwali crafts for children.
The Hindu festival of Diwali is being celebrated next week (5th November 2010) and I always think observing celebrations from other counties and cultures is such a fun and accessible way for children to learn more about the world.
A tradition you can try at home for Diwali is making rangoli patterns.
This version is a great sensory activity too as the children can explore all the colours and textures of the grains** you use. Pop over to our Diwali archive to find out how to make the rangoli pattern.
**take care that any un-cooked pulses don’t get eaten, as they can be toxic
Here’s a simple, sensory play idea from my daughter: play dough fireworks!