Diwali holidays have begun and it is like schools are off till 2nd Nov! Whoops! that’s a LONG break. But Diwali is a festival we look forward too. Even though, in my heart I would LOVE to say no to crackers this year, I know it will NOT be fair on my son. He only bursts his gun around and I am not going to say no to that, not this time atleast.
So, I took the concept of Christmas Advent Calendars and made this calendar so that Aarya can count the days to Diwali and we will have some pre-planned activity for each day.
- a paper shopping bag ( we get this when we shop for clothes, from some good eco-friendly shops)
- and a crafty boy :)
I cut off the sides and the bottom portion of the cover which gave me 2 rectangle pieces of brown paper. I used the portion where there was no print and well let Aarya go to town with sponging :)
We glued the 2nd sheet of brown paper to this sheet so as to make it sturdy, after it dried. Next I folded up 8 pieces of plain paper so as to make small envoloes (see below). Aarya glued them on to the the background in an order in such a way that they made little pockets.
Next in small sheets I wrote the activities that I hoped we could do together.
Ta- da, our calendar is ready.
I just realized there are no dots on 4. Aarya totally must have forgotten. ( The dots are just bindis I had lying around, I don’t use this size or color). I know this pic is totally unnecessary as it shows our antic almirah, with paint chipped off ( thanks to gazillion moves) and dirty mirrors, but this is the only decent shot I have of him.
Here is the list of activities -
- - Make Diwali cards
- - Make Diwali bunting
- - Paint diyas
- - Make Rangolis
- - Read a book ( review coming soon), do an activity.
- - Make light decorations of some kind
- - Make sweets
- - Decorate the house
And bonus – HELP Mom, clean the house :D
Here is an AMAZING list of card making ideas via Artsy Craftsy Mom ( we might share ours as well) :)
Shruti @ Artsy Craftsy Mom is hosting a Diwali Dhamaka ( #DiwaliDhamaka) where in many awesome bloggers are sharing there awesome Diwali inspired posts. There are TONS of awesome inspiration out there, go check it out!