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Navratri Crafts: DIY Craft Activities for Kids

Indian culture is rich with festivals, traditions, rituals and legends of Gods and Goddesses. Navratri is celebrated for nine days. At the end of nine days, we celebrate Dassera. The day marks Goddess Durga’s return to her home. It also marks Lord Ram’s victory over Ravana.

Let’s celebrate these festivals and keep our cultural traditions alive for our kids by narrating stories and making these festive Navratri crafts at home.

Navratri Crafts 1 – DIY Marigold Flower Garland

Supplies

  • Yellow kite or crepe paper
  • Green chart paper
  • Wooleen/thick thread
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Needle

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Method

  • Fold and yellow paper sheet into 6 to 7 cm wide stripes. Fold each stripe into multiple times so that you end up with eight to ten layers.
  • Clip it from centre and cut the edge into circle shape.
  • Now trim edges of circle with half centimetres cuts or fringes.
  • Gently pull each sheet upwards to create marigold flowers.
  • Draw and cut leaf shapes from green paper.
  • Make garland using needle and thread by threading flowers and leaves.

Navratri Craft 1 – Decorate your own Dandiya

Supplies

  • Dandiya
  • Metallic coloured sticky tapes

Method

  • Take a pair of Dandiya. Cover it with assorted colour metallic tapes. You can use gota lace or colourful ribbons instead of metallic tapes. Stick it with stronger glue.
  • You add tassels, pompoms or ghunghrus at bottom of the Dandiya.

Navratri Craft 3 – DIY Ravana craft 1

Supplies

  • Paper cups
  • Paints
  • Chart paper of any colour
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Golden paper
  • Beads or sequins (optional)
  • Metallic coloured sticky tapes
  • Marker

Method

  • Paint two paper cups with your choice of colour. Take one more cup and paint it with different colour. Let it dry. Alternatively you can use coloured paper cups.
  • Stick both from bottom and secure it using metallic sticky tapes
  • Draw and cut Ravana’s ten heads with face. Outline each face using marker to make features of each face.
  • Draw and cut ten crowns for Ravana’s ten heads. Stick it on top of ten faces. You can decorate centre crown with some sequins or beads.
  • Take third paper cup, this will be Ravana’s head. Refer image and draw and cut eyes, nose(cut a red paper into small triangle with round bottom edge and fold it to make come like 3D nose), moustache and mouth. Stick it on paper cup. Add a bigger crown on it.
  • Stick heads on either side of the face paper cup.
  • Make two hands using either chart paper or ice cream sticks. Stick on upper paper cup.
  • Draw and cut shield and sword from golden paper and stick on each hand.

Navratri Craft 4 – DIY Ravana craft 2

Supplies

  • Paper cups
  • Paints
  • Chart paper of any colour
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Golden paper
  • Beads or sequins (optional)
  • Metallic coloured sticky tapes
  • Marker

navratri crafts

Method

  • Paint two paper cups with your choice of colour. Let it dry. Alternatively you can use coloured paper cups.
  • Stick both from bottom and secure it using metallic sticky tape.
  • Draw and cut Ravana’s ten heads with face. Outline each face using marker to make features of each face.
  • Draw and cut ten crowns for Ravana’s ten heads. Stick it on top of ten faces. You can decorate centre crown with some sequins or beads.
  • Stick heads on top of upper paper cup.
  • Make two hands using either chart paper or ice cream sticks. Stick on upper paper cup.

 

Navratri Craft 5 – DIY Durga Maa Craft

Supplies

  • Paper plate or A4 size sheet
  • Paints
  • Glue
  • Small beads or pearls
  • Googly eye
  • Lace or metallic tape

Method

  • Take a white paper plate and paint it as shown in image.
  • You can paint eyes, nose, lips, bindi and third eye using paint. Alternatively you can cut those features on chart paper and stick it on painted paper plate.
  • Stick googly eye for third eye.
  • Stick beads/pearls/diamonds to make Durga Maa‘s nose ring.
  • Stick lace or metallic tape on edge of paper plate.
  • Make a satin ribbon loop and stick it behind paper plate to hang it.

-Keta Jha

 


Post Author: GHP Team

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