5 Fun Holi Crafts for Preschoolers

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

Material Required

  • A White plain T-shirt
  • Sketch Pens
  • Spray Bottle 
  • Rubber Band


  1. Take a white T-shirt and tie rubber bands across random places on it.
  2. Now spray water on the knotted part of the t-shirt. 
  3. Start using your favourite colour sketch pens in the knotted areas.
  4. 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

Material Required

  • Paint Colours
  • Straws
  • Water
  • Sheet of Paper


  1. Place a newspaper under a white sheet to avoid messiness. 
  2. Cut the straws in half so that the blowing action is more accurate.
  3. Transfer one or more watercolour drops into the sheet 
  4. Blow the colour in any direction through the straw. 
  5. Repeat the actions until desired. Let it dry.
  6. 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. 

Material Used 

  • Cornstarch
  • Food colours
  • Flower Extract (Hibiscus Flower)
  • Half cup water


  1. Mix cornstarch and water to form a thick paste
  2. Now mix food colour into the cornstarch paste
  3. You can add a drop of any essential oil for fragrance
  4. Keep the bowl in sunlight and let it dry for 2-3 days
  5. Now blend this mixture into the blender to form a powder 
  6. You Holi Gulal is ready!

4. Hammer Holi Craft

Another fun-learning messy craft idea for preschoolers!

Material Used 

  • White Paper
  • Water Paint
  • Hammer/Spoon
  • Cotton Pads


  1. Take a sheet of white paper and put dots of different paint colours all over it.
  2. Cover every paint dot with cotton rounds.
  3. 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.
  4. Now ask him/her to strike the cotton with a hammer or the back side of the spoon. You will see colours splashing out.
  5. 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

 Materials Used

  • Colourful Holi balloons
  • Watercolours 
  • Canvas


  1. Insert a little bit of paint colour mixed with a little water in the Holi balloons.
  2. Blow balloons and tie the end.
  3. Tape the balloons to the canvas.
  4. Pop the balloons using a pin or dart.
  5. 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. 


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