5 Fun Holi Crafts for Preschoolers
Holi is a festival of colours, joy and fun activities. It is the favourite festival of children as it involves a lot of colours and messy activities. Holi is celebrated with colours, snacks and dance & music where everyone gets together during the day.
Children must learn a few things that might make their Holi a fun learning festival.
To add a fresh doze of thrill and fun during the festival, here are 5 unique and fun Holi crafts for preschoolers.
1. Tie Dye T-shirt DIY
- A White plain T-shirt
- Sketch Pens
- Spray Bottle
- Rubber Band
- Take a white T-shirt and tie rubber bands across random places on it.
- Now spray water on the knotted part of the t-shirt.
- Start using your favourite colour sketch pens in the knotted areas.
- You can make different patterns of your choice and write Happy Holi in the centre of the T-shirt.
2. Blow Painting with the help of Straw
- Paint Colours
- Sheet of Paper
- Place a newspaper under a white sheet to avoid messiness.
- Cut the straws in half so that the blowing action is more accurate.
- Transfer one or more watercolour drops into the sheet
- Blow the colour in any direction through the straw.
- Repeat the actions until desired. Let it dry.
- You can use these sheets as a Holi crafts Greeting Card.
3. Holi Gulaal
One of the best Holi crafts for preschoolers is to make organic Holi colours or Gulals.
- Food colours
- Flower Extract (Hibiscus Flower)
- Half cup water
- Mix cornstarch and water to form a thick paste
- Now mix food colour into the cornstarch paste
- You can add a drop of any essential oil for fragrance
- Keep the bowl in sunlight and let it dry for 2-3 days
- Now blend this mixture into the blender to form a powder
- You Holi Gulal is ready!
4. Hammer Holi Craft
Another fun-learning messy craft idea for preschoolers!
- White Paper
- Water Paint
- Cotton Pads
- Take a sheet of white paper and put dots of different paint colours all over it.
- Cover every paint dot with cotton rounds.
- Now, to add to the fun, you can ask your child to predict which colour is below the cotton before pressing it with a hammer.
- Now ask him/her to strike the cotton with a hammer or the back side of the spoon. You will see colours splashing out.
- Once all cotton rounds have been struck. There will be an awesome art piece left to hang up on the walls!
5. Balloon Pop Holi Crafts
- Colourful Holi balloons
- Insert a little bit of paint colour mixed with a little water in the Holi balloons.
- Blow balloons and tie the end.
- Tape the balloons to the canvas.
- Pop the balloons using a pin or dart.
- The colours will splash on the canvas and you will get a beautiful paint-splatter piece of art!
These simple and fun learning Holi crafts are a way to have a happy and enthusiastic Holi! Try these 5 fun Holi craft ideas for preschoolers.
(Also, Read: HOW COLOURS AFFECT LEARNING AND MOOD OF CHILDREN )