Diwali Diya Holder

Diwali Diya Holder

Use recycled materials to make this sparkly candle holder.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • CD's
  • Colourful bangles
  • Sequins / beads
  • Sparkle tubes or glitter glue

What to do:

  • Gather all your materials. Stick and stack one bangle over the other evenly using glue and wait to dry.
  • Once dry, create designs on the CD using the sparkle tubes/glitter pens..Decorate with sequins or beads using glue. Set aside to dry. 
  • Place a tea light candle or a diya  (clay lamp) on top of it and light it.  Enjoy your Diwali Diya Holder!

Hints and Tips: 

  • If Cd's are not available cut out a circle from a piece of cardboard, decorate it with different coloured paper and add glitter for designs. 
  • Plastic bangles can be bought from the variety store, these can be dipped in glue and covered in glitter or sequins before being glued onto the cd. 
  • Instead of using a real candle, battery operated candle can be used instead. 
  • Omit the CD, glue and stack bangles on top of one another instead. 
  • If there is no glitter or glitter glue, use paint to create designs. 

Additional Info

  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    holds a crayon with their thumb and fingers
    paints using a wrist action
    paint dots and lines
    established hand preference
    makes vertical, horizontal, circular strokes with pencil or crayon

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect.

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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Last modified on Friday, October 28, 2016
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