View Full Version : Our Diwali week.

14-10-2009, 10:00 PM
Been busy this week! Its only Wednesday and so far we have...

Made Coconut Burfi (or Barfi):


Made salt dough diva candle holders:


Painted mendhi inspired patterns on our hands with face paints:


Drawn rangoli inspired pictures with coloured chalks on black paper:


Filled in rangoli pattern templates with coloured rice:


Very pleased with the results considering I only get about an hour to do any sort of activities when the mindees are with me after school :D

14-10-2009, 10:33 PM
WOW!! They are excellent!!!!

I think you have been to Activity Village? They had similar activities there too !

We did Clay Diyas and decorated them with Jewels, Hand painted Mendi Patterns and chalk Rangoli Patterns outside :)

Hope they learnt lots too ! My daughter was so happy, she knew alot about Divali which surprised me! She knew more than me lol

I love doing the festivals :)

14-10-2009, 10:40 PM
Awww thanks :o

Yes, you're right - I got the rangoli templates from Activity Village :)

I think next time I will do drawing mendhi patterns on hands cut from paper as that was one hell of a mess to clear up again.

And I will leave the divas to dry naturally instead of baking them - as you can see, before they were baked the holes were big enough for tea lights but now they only fit thin candles. :rolleyes:

15-10-2009, 06:38 AM
wow fantastic well done

I'm doing the salt dough candle holders today then painting and decorating them tomorrow, I love this time of year to be honest, so much to do to keep everyone busy.

Chatterbox Childcare
15-10-2009, 07:36 AM
They look fantastic. I did my candles last week and they decorated them with felt tips last night.

Amazing how they look like yorkshire puddings before cooking!

Well done

19-10-2009, 05:48 AM
Wow you have been busy!

I made the salt dough candle holders too.

Like the rangoli patterns - must have another look on activity village

Miffy xx

21-10-2009, 10:20 PM
we used washable felt tips for our mehndi patterns on hands , and eye liner also works well - much less mess than paint!

22-10-2009, 12:38 PM
You've been busy busy busy, but they are great well done and thanks for sharing xx


22-10-2009, 12:49 PM
These are FANTASTIC! You have some very talented little people :clapping:
The rangoli pictures with the rice are great - will make a note of that idea for next year! :thumbsup:
We used the same templates but with glitter - however everyone got a little 'glitter-happy' and the patterns disappeared underneath a mountain of multicoloured glitter and we all sparkled from head-to-toe (even the cat!!) We all had a great time & the parents liked them though!! Guess that's what its all about :laughing: :laughing: