Janmashtami Craft – DIY Puja Thali
Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the Eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This year, Janmashtami is on Friday, August 19th . Krishna was born to Devaki in Mathura and spent his childhood in Vrindavan with Yashoda.
We are always looking for easy ways to introduce culture to our children. As the busy fall holiday season approaches, what better craft project to do with your kids than making their own puja thali.
This is a very simple craft that can be done with materials you have at home and reused throughout the holiday season.
Paper Plates – any color, size, or shape will do
Gem Stickers – check out the craft section at your local craft store. (We found ours in the scrapbooking section, and the bins by the cash register at our local Michael’s. But, if you have outdated bindhi those will work)
Tea lights – Can be found at your local dollar store or craft store.
1. Have your child/ren place stickers all over their plates.
2. They can make a pattern or just randomly place them. This is also a great gross motor skill activity.
3. Add a tea light to the middle and viola you have a puja thali they can be proud of.
As we celebrate Janmashtami this weekend, make sure to check out our Krishna Story from Treasure Tales Audio Album, or order a Rangoli Coloring Book to continue the coloring/crafting fun.