Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a Hindu fall festival that usually takes place in October or November. Families gather to celebrate hope and happiness and share delicious foods with loved ones. Here is a simple craft that kids can make for Diwali!
Using sticky jewels, doilies, foam decorations, glitter, and stickers, have the kids decorate metallic (plastic) plates. Thali (Hindi: थाली) means plate in Hindi, and refers to the round steel tray used to carry little bowls of rice, pulses (daal), vegetables such as cauliflower, potatoes, okra, garbanzos, bread such as roti or papad, yoghurt, a bit of chutney, and maybe a sweet dish. While thali means plate, it also applies to the complete meal served upon the platter- which differs depending on the region in India.