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Days of Diwali!

Diwali is just around the corner. Light up your house with this fun craft that also teaches your kid the 5 days of Diwali.

Step 1: Draw a divo on a piece of cardboard (we all have those Amazon boxes lying around so lets put them to some good use). Check out the photo to the right for a basic template.

Step 2: Color both the flame of the divo and the base of the divo. We just used markers, but you can get creative here and use scraps of extra paper, fabric, pom-poms or anything else you have lying around to really make your divo glow!

Step 3: Cut out the divo and use it as a template for 6 more divos. Use cardboard for one of the extra divos and 5 different colors of construction paper for the remaining 5 divos. Again, check out the photo to the right for some visual guidance.

Step 4: Write the 5 days of diwali on each of the 5 construction paper divos. Try having your kid write them in Gujarati to practice.

  1. ધનતેરસ (Dhanteras)

  2. કાળી ચૌદશ (Kaali Chaudas)

  3. દિવાળી (Diwali)

  4. નવુ વર્ષ (Navu Varsh)

  5. ભાઈ બીજ (Bhai Beej)

Step 5: Now we are going to glue each of the divos together to make an acordian -style book. Essentially, glue the left corner of the first divo (the decorated cardboard divo) to the right corner of the construction paper divo that says "ધનતેરસ". Then glue the left corner of the "ધનતેરસ" divo to the right corner of the "કાળી ચૌદશ" divo. Continue this until you run out of divos.

Step 6: Take some time to describe the 5 days of Diwali. You can check out some of our books on the main website if you need help describing the meaning of Diwali in simple ways. You can even place this Diwali-themed decoration somewhere visible in the house to remind you (and your kids) to get hyped for Diwali!

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