Diwali is already here and will be quickly followed by Halloween! And if like us, you have been putting off the decor and other Diwali related chores for another day, we have some quick ideas for you, easily done on a weekday! And above all, you can get the kids excited and get them to help out with all of this. (And guess what,  all of these ideas work great for Halloween too!!)

Diwali Diyas with Tea Lights – Deepavali

A super easy thing to do and they do double-duty for Halloween too!
A quick trip to Target or another local store should ensure you get glass tea light holders, flameless tea lights and of course some stickers and gems to glam them up!Tea light
This is what we did! We interspersed the tea lights with Rangolis using our Toka Box Rangoli Stencil! Easy Peasy! Make Rangoli powder by mixing rice flour and turmeric from your pantry. Organic and smells so good!

Shyama lighting diya

Diwali Wreath

You Need:

  1. Paper Plate ( We used Gold Colored ones)
  2. Decorative Mesh to make wreaths (We found it in Dollar Tree)
  3. Construction Paper, Glitter Paper
  4. Glue
  5. Gems and Jewels
  6. Ribbons

Cut out the center part of the paper plate leaving a ring. Wrap it in decorative mesh. Make a Diya shape with glitter and construction paper such that the back and front both have design and it will look great whichever side it twists. Attach it to the ribbon. Tie the top end of the ribbon to the paper plate and hang it up!

Diwali Decor Ideas: Diwali WreathYou change change the wreath for Halloween or Fall by just replacing the Diya with any spooky elements or just fall leaves!

Diwali Banner/Toran

Make your doorway full of creative joy & cheer and give friends and family a warm welcome this Diwali – with this super fun and easy Diwali Banner!

You Need:

  1. A String
  2. Pom Pom Beads
  3. LED Lights (optional)
  4. Download our Diyas_template, Color and decorate!

diwlai toran

String up the pom pom beads leaving spaces for the Diyas or you could buy pre-made pompom garlands in any craft store or the Target party decor section.
Decorate the diyas and stick them in the gaps. You can also intertwine the banner/toran with LED lights!
Your toran/banner for Diwali is ready to spread joy and light!

Diwali Sweet and Pumpkin Spice? Yes, you can!

Diwali Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Pedas

You Need:

  1. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  2. 1 can pumpkin puree
  3. 3/4 cup Almond Flour (You can also use Milk Powder)
  4. Pumpkin Spice Mix
  5. 3/4 Graham Crackers

Mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it – stirring occasionally till the water is evaporated. It can take between 10 -15 minutes depending on the microwave power. You can also cook the same on the stove if you don’t want to use the microwave.

Meanwhile, crush the Graham Crackers using a zip lock bag and a rolling pin. Once the mixture starts looking powdery, it is ready to be rolled into balls. Get your child to help in making the balls and rolling them in the Graham Cracker power.

Enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Laddoos – A Festive Fall Dessert that you can repeat or save for Halloween too!

And just like that….you are all set for the Festivities! Try them and tell us how it went or rather send us pictures! Wish you a Happy, Safe and Prosperous Diwali from all at IMC and Toka Box!

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