India Crafts

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!

Peacock Crafts
The peacock is the national bird of India. We've got a peacock topic with some lovely peacock crafts here:
Peacock Crafts

Tiger Crafts
Tigers come from India, and you are sure to find a tiger craft that the kids will enjoy in our collection!
Tiger Crafts

Elphant Crafts
And of course, when we think of India, we think of elephants! We've got some really gorgeous elephant craft ideas here:
Elephant Crafts

More Indian Craft Ideas

Bangles for Kids to Make

Bangles to Make

Here are some suggestions for making bangles with your children - perfect for an Indian theme or perhaps a girl's slumber party?

Decorate the Elephant Activity

Decorate the Elephant Activity

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.

Diya Collage Card

Diya Collage Card

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.

Diya Craft

Diya Craft

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.

Diya Fuse Bead Pattern

Diya Fuse Bead Pattern

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.

Henna Hand Print

Henna Hand Print

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.

Make a Rangoli 2

Make a Rangoli 2

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...

Rangoli fuse bead pattern 1

Rangoli Fuse Bead Pattern 1

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!

Rangoli fuse bead pattern 2

Rangoli Fuse Bead Pattern 2

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!

Ribbon Bangle

Ribbon Bangle

Refer to our main bangle page for instructions on making the basic bangle.

You will need:

And Rangoli Crafts...

Rangoli Crafts
We've also got a large collection of rangoli activities including some clever craft ideas to inspire the kids:
Rangoli

More India-Themed Activities

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