Diwali Food and Craft Ideas to try with Kids

Diwali is downright almost every Indian’s favourite festival! The best part is how everyone decorates their home with diyas, candles and flowers everywhere! Relatives and friends coming together to celebrate this day with one another, cousins firing crackers, friends lighting sky lanterns, mother and grandmothers making traditional sweets for the prayer and so much more! But how can you spend it with kids? How can you involve them in this auspicious day and teach them everything about Diwali and how to celebrate this day with utmost fun? Here are some super simple sweets you can try with your kids on this day! Don’t forget to read about the Diwali craft ideas you can try with them and decorate your home with those craft ideas along with your kids! Keep scrolling people!

1. Motichoor Ladoo Cheesecake

Add a little western to the Eastern and the result is a fun fusion! Plus it’s super easy to make them. All you need to do is add some crushed biscuits and top it with 2 layers of cream cheese and Motichoor ladoos!

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2. Homemade Diwali Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies decorated with Indian patterns look so beautiful! Who knew that cookies could get such a beautiful Indian twist?

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3. Rava Ladoo

Rava ladoo is one of the easiest ladoo recipes out there!

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4. Rabadi with colourful Boondi

Who knew Rabadi and Boondi could go so well together?

TIP: Try to reduce the sugar in the rabadi as the boondi is extremely sweet to get a balance!

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5. Kara Boondi

This kara boondi recipe can also be added to your everyday meals! Most people add them to their yogurt and add a pinch of pepper and salt!

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6. Gajar ka Halwa

The most beloved sweet dish that at least one person craves, especially during winters! They are the perfect way to end your Diwali celebrations too!

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7. Crispy Homemade Jalebi

Who knew these melt-in-your-mouth crispy spiral sweets could be so easy to make?

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8. Malai Peda/Kesar Badam Peda

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9. Besan Laddu

This one’s hands down the most famous Indian Dessert that’s made in every occasion! It’s made with only a few ingredients but its so tasty!

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10. Rasmalai

This Bengali delicacy is made with spongy cheeseballs dipped in an aromatic milk syrup. It’s another great Indian sweet you can try at home and they’re super easy to make too. Plus for all those who cannot tolerate gluten, this is a must-try!

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Coming to the craft ideas!

1. Paper Lotus

Instead of buying stickers and Diwali decor items from the market, make them with your kids at home! Start with these a few days in advance to get into the festive mood! These papercraft are so easy, quick and inexpensive too! If done and decorated properly, they can look really pretty!

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2. Paper Diyas

How can Diwali be complete without diyas?

Check out how to make these colourful diyas here!

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3. Diwali Bells

These colourful Diwali bells made with homemade woolly tassels are perfect to welcome Diwali! Hang them at the entrance of your house once they’re done!

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4. Diwali Door Hangings

Colourful Indian door hangings during Diwali are a must for every house!

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5. Dinosaur Handprint Card

These dinosaur handprint cards can be used as invitation cards for all your relatives and friends this Diwali’s house party!

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6. Diya Decoration

We all have definitely done this one in our childhood for sure! It’s always fun to decorate diyas with paints, glitters and sequences! And once they’re done, use these diyas to decorate your house and light them at home!

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7. Diwali Rocket Banners

If you have a paper roll tube lying around in your house, then you can use them to make fireworks. Not real fireworks of course, but decoratives. All you need to do is to get these tubes, colour them with different colors or simply glue different gift wrap papers around them. Also, glue some strips of paper at the bottom. Decorate these hangings at the entrance for a change.

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8. Pop-pom candles

Here’s another simple Diwali craft idea you can try with pom-poms! For these, all that’s required is candles, glue and pom-poms!

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9. Pom-pom lights

Fairy lights are a common window decor item that has been used in households for the longest time now! To make those boring white and black fairy lights interesting, stick some colourful pom-poms to them!

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10. Easy Rangoli

A Diwali is incomplete without one of these beautiful colourful rangolis! There are tons of rangoli designs available on the internet for your next Diwali!

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Let us know which idea you liked the most and send us what you’ve tried at home this Diwali with your kids!

Don’t forget to read Diwali- The Festival of Lights and tell your kids all about why and how Diwali is celebrated in the different states of India!

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