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Diwali Paper Lamps

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Diwali Paper Lamps

Lamps are significant during Diwali as it signifies goodness. During the Diwali festival, lamps are burned throughout the day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil. Children can create their very own Diwali Paper Lamp they can use to decorate their room to bring in brightness and joy!


  • Cardboard any colour
  • Stapler
  • Orange paper
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glitter
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Crepe paper

What to do:

1. Start with a piece of cardboard.

2. Cut long strips from the cardboard and create a ring, staple together.

3. Decorate each ring using glitter, paints, markers.

4. Using the orange paper, cut out "fire" and staple the fire at the back of the ring.

5. The paper lamps are now ready to use to decorate the room!

Hints and Tips

  • When using glitter, use the glue to create a design then sprinkle the glitter on.
  • Gather different materials and items that can be used to decorate and create the lamps. 
  • Choose bright colours that stand out!
  • Add child's name on the front of their lamp which they can decorate.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • 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, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

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

Created On November 8, 2015 Last modified on Sunday, October 30, 2016
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