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Diya Lamp Craft

Deepavali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness

Singapore is a multi-cultural country and we embrace different cultures in this tiny red dot! Help your child learn about the holiday and encourage them to be involved in festivities with this multicultural craft that are perfect for home or for Diwali crafts for school.

Celebrate the festival of lights with this DIY colorful Diya lamp Craft. It's simple for both kids and the whole family to join in and making the festival more memorable.

You'll need:

  1. Colored papers

  2. Circle punch

  3. UHU glue or Double sided tape

  4. Glitter foam/gold paper/mirror paper

  5. Scissors

Tips: If you do not have circle craft punch, you can use any glass jar cap and trace the circles.


  1. Using a 2 inch or 2.5 inch craft punch and punch 12pcs of circles from the colored papers.

2. Fold the punched circle to half.

3. Fold the half circle to quarter.

4. Repeat Step 2 & 3 and fold all the 12pcs of circles.

5. Apply UHU glue on 1 panel of 1 folded quarter circle.

6. Stick 2nd piece folded quarter circle together with 1st piece.

7. Repeat Step 5 & 6 for all 12pcs of quarter circles.

8. Join both ends together.

9. Open up the in between slots

10. Fold 1 piece of Gold paper or mirror card into half, cut out a flame/fire shape and glue the piece together.

12. Insert the "Flame" gold card into the center.

And there you go, a Diya Lamp Paper Craft! Make it in vibrant and rich colors to dress up the festive at home this Diwali.

To welcome the Goddess of prosperity "Lakshmi", people clean their homes, light up charming light lamps and set-up colorful garlands on doors.

To make a garland, simply string up all up using a yarn or any string/ribbon you can find.

Cut leaves shape from green colored papers, punch a hole at the end and string in between. Use a pen to curl the end of each leaves to give a final finishing touch.

Diwali is the festival of love, care and happiness. It is the festival of light and colours.

So, go ahead and celebrate the festival of lights with your kids and family by making these cute and easy Diwali craft.


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