DIY Diwali Candle HolderBy: Highlights Editorial
Diwali (dee-WAH-lee) is the Hindu festival of lights. Clay lamps called diyas symbolize the human body; the light represents the soul. Hindus believe that light, or goodness, chases away darkness, or evil, during Diwali. Celebrate Diwali by creating your very own candle holder!
What You'll Need
What to Do
Shape a candle holder from air-dry clay. Wet your finger and press gently to smooth out any cracks. Let the clay dry.
Create decorations, such as flowers, from the clay. Let them dry. Glue them to the candle holder.
Glue craft gems, beads and other decorations to the holder. Place a battery-powered candle into the middle of the candle holder.
For younger kids: Use your candle holder on other special occasions: your birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s—anytime you want to shine a light. On ordinary days, use your Diwali candle holder as a comforting night-light next to your bed or in the bathroom.
For older kids: Shape the air-dry clay into small dishes to give as gifts, to hold trinkets or keys. Instead of gems in each flower, substitute buttons, stones, pasta or game pieces for a different look.