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: