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Busy Hands: Recycled Diwali Light Holders

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India, characterized by bright lights, colourful decor, and firecrackers. It is a festival for followers of the Hindu religion, but in India, everyone celebrates together.

I thought of introducing Diwali to Little Dude this year. So we decided to make Diwali light holders with recycled jar lids. Traditionally, Diwali lights are earthen lamps lit with oil. Nowadays, shiny and pretty wax candles are more commonly used.

Pretty Diwali lights made with recycled jar lids - so much fun to make!

To make this craft, we used lids from glass bottles. I first covered them with a card paper, and then we decorated them with patterns from coloured paper.


Little Dude had so much fun making these designs that he went looking for more jar lids, and found some from bottles still not empty! 

We then added some glitter, stickers, pom poms, and sequins to give them the festive look. 

Fun Diwali craft for kids - light holders made with recycled jar lids!

This open-ended craft was fun to make, and I'm glad we are participating in Diwali celebrations in our own way. We'll be lighting these up with tea lights, as traditionally flames are lit. But you could also use electric tea lights to decorate kids' rooms.

See more crafts using jar lids here:

A fun collection of crafts using recycled jar lids.


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.

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