Here are some suggestions for making bangles with your children - perfect for an Indian theme or perhaps a girl's slumber party?
Have a go at some of our Indian-themed crafts for children for a real flavour of India! We've got fuse bead patterns, rangoli crafts to try for Diwali (and other Diwali crafts) as well as Indian bangles of all sorts, elephants, tigers, peacocks and more!
The peacock is the national bird of India. We've got a peacock topic with some lovely peacock crafts here:
Tigers come from India, and you are sure to find a tiger craft that the kids will enjoy in our collection!
And of course, when we think of India, we think of elephants! We've got some really gorgeous elephant craft ideas here:
More Indian Craft Ideas
This lovely elephant activity includes 6 colourful Indian-style elephants, ready to be dressed up with gel pens, glitter, stickers, jewels, braid, ribbons - or whatever crafty materials you have on hand.
Using simple collage techniques and bright-coloured scraps of fabric, paper and card, kids can make this beautiful Diya collage card for Diwali. Of course you could make a bigger version to display during this Hindu festival, too.
This is a simple clay craft idea which children enjoy because it is fast and the results can be used quickly! You could of course adapt this idea to give as a gift.
Choose bright pinks, purples, greens, reds, oranges and yellows for this diya design, which is fun to make for Diwali. The flame is a little fragile so be very careful when removing the finished creation from your peg board. We used a large square peg board for this design.
Here is an unusual craft idea which girls will enjoy! it is a Hindu tradition to paint pretty designs onto the hands and feet at festivals and weddings and in some countries it is traditional to paint lovely henna "mehndi" designs on the hands for celebrations such as Eid.
This gorgeous Indian elephant is dressed in typical Indian fashion, and he's fun to make out of fuse beads.
Use coloured sand, glitter, rice, petals, confetti - whatever you have at hand - to make a pretty rangoli design using this template as inspiration. Of course you could just colour in the design and embellish as you do. You could even use playdough to make the rangoli...
Here is an original rangoli design that your children can create for your Diwali celebrations. This pretty design is intended to have a lacy effect, which is why we haven’t filled all the gaps. Be very careful when you remove it from the pegboard!
Make a pretty circular rangoli for Diwali with your fuse bead collection, using your brightest and prettiest colours. We’ve put a gold star in the centre, tipped with blue jewels!