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Not Fancy But Fun

4 Nov

Here’s a really easy and fun project I recently did with my kiddies. It’s so quick and painless, you’ll still have these diyas ready in time for Diwali!

You will need:

  1. Different colors of play dough or plasticine (strips are easier than tubs)
  2. Tea lights
  3. Plastic flowers and buttons for decoration
  4. A rolling board or similar flat surface
  5. Your hands
  6. The willingness to get them messy

Here’s how:

  1. Tear a strip of plasticine and roll into a thickness roughly half the width of the tea light. Recommended approximate length is 5 inches. Ensure it is equally thick at every point. If a 3-year-old squeals that it reminds her of a snake, you’re on the right track.
  2. Wrap the “snake” around the tea light so that it winds twice and covers the exterior entirely. If you have plasticine left over, snip it off e-x-t-e-r-m-i-n-a-t-e.
  3. Press plastic flowers and buttons into the plasticine to decorate. About 3 of each work well.
  4. Repeat with other tea lights
  5. Light up!
  6. Happy Diwali :mrgreen:

[Credits: OJ and her Canon PowerShot SX120 IS]
P.S. The tea lights in the picture above were decorated by children, hence they aren’t technically perfect. If you’re the anal sort, you may want to do it all yourself. Lookin’ good, Ebenezer?

P.P.S. I’m adding this to the Diwali Dhamaka carnival over at The Keybunch, where all these Supernovas of Creativity conspire to make me feel like a bumbling lowlife. Yeaaah, take that, Supernovas! I can be all craftsy too! 😎

P.P.P.S. :cool:<—Notice my Tom Fords?