Holi Crafts

Holi is a wonderful excuse to get crafty with bright colours! We really had fun with these new craft ideas, although Sam did get a bit messy, so be warned! Of course many of these crafts can be adapted for a Colour topic or other occasions.

Bonfire Collage

Bonfire Collage

Celebrate Bonfire Night with this wonderful collage bonfire collage.  It also makes a good campfire craft for summer.

You will need:

Bonfire Painting

Bonfire Painting

Here is a clever technique which will allow children to create a really effective bonfire painting for Bonfire Night (or Holi, or Fourth of July, or Diwali) or a campfire for summer...

Colourful Bunting

Colourful Bunting

Here's a quick technique for making some really fun, bright and original bunting, perfect for all sorts of occasions. But beware - cover your surfaces, and your children, well!

Happy Holi Painted Card

Happy Holi Painted Card

We've used a paint drizzling technique to make this Happy Holi card, and then glued on some craft foam letters. Of course you could make a card like this for any occasions - I think it would make a great birthday card.

Happy Holi Sign

Happy Holi Sign

This bright and colourful sign starts off with a paint splat shape of card. Younger children will enjoy covering it with a mosaic of tissue paper and adding it to your Holi displays. It's a (relatively) mess-free Holi craft activity!

Holi Spring Tree

Holi Spring Tree

This is a lovely craft to do with younger children and can be relatively mess free - although fingers are almost certainly going to end up gluey!

Ice Painting

This was a fun experiment, and Sam liked the way the colours turned out. It might be a fun winter craft because of the ice - but we originally came up with it for Holi. You will need to freeze the water earlier in preparation for the craft.

Marbled Clouds Craft

Marbled Clouds Craft

This simple craft idea resulted from an experiment, with Sam dropping watered food colouring onto kitchen towel to see how the colours intermingled. We turned the result into some cloud "suncatchers" and put them on display on our window.

Marbled Holi Plate

Marbled Holi Plate

Children enjoy watching the different colours used on the plate merge into one another and create an unexpected design - although they can end up a bit murky! This plate is for display purposes only.

Painted Hand Stamp

Painted Hand Stamp

This is a handprint painting idea for slightly older children. Rather than using one colour of paint on your hand and manipulating the stamp to form shapes on the paper, this time Sam painted a design on his hand first. The result wasn't perfect, but it was fun.

Painted People

Painted People

This lovely craft is perfect for Holi, but it is also fun for a Colour topic or, to be honest, any time! Imagine a whole family of painted people decorating the kitchen or classroom...

Shaving Foam Painting

Shaving Foam Painting 1

Sam really enjoyed our shaving foam painting experiement. The method means that there's always a certain amount of excitment about how the painting will turn out!

Shaving Foam Painting

Shaving Foam Painting 2

Shaving foam has a soft soapy texture and kids love to play with it straight as it comes out of the can - but stirring in powder paint adds an extra element of fun! Make sure to cover the work surface and the child before you start!

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