Last year, I asked my son to paint a terracotta urn. I let the glazing colors and his imagination flow uninhibited. True to my expectations, it was a riot of colors. We filled the urn as a centerpiece for diyas at the entrance, filled with water and floated some candles and flowers. It was amazing and every time someone commented it was beautiful, he beamed with joy.

Then this summer, got him a dozen diyas and asked him to paint and decorate. the painted diyas will get lit up this Diwali. I’m sure you’ve tried it. If not, get your kids into action this Diwali holidays.  Some of my favorite painted diyas again from the BBC GoodHomes FB page:

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BBC GoodHomes

2 Comments

  1. Hi Lakshmi,

    This is my first comment on your blog – I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog! You seem to be writing about all the things that I wanted to know about! Are you telepathic? :)
    This year, even I painted some diyas for Diwali – though they are in no way as pretty as the ones in your post. Thank you for sharing these inspiring pictures.

  2. laksh

    Thank you so much, Sanjana. It’s comments from readers like you that keeps me going :) Wish you a happy Diwali. Would love to see your painted diyas.

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