Add To Favorites
Create decorations with a mischievous edge for Diwali, a heritage-rich festival for Hindus. Students work with a partner to design Lakshmi's colorful footprints.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights is one of the few Hindu festivals that is celebrated in every part of India. Diwali traditions differ depending on the area of the country. Students find out about Diwali customs in India, Thailand, or other countries.
During Diwali, Hindus of all lands welcome Lakshmi (also spelled Laxmi) into their homes by cleaning and decorating. Tiny footprints of Lakashmi are found around the house to show her arrival.
Cover the art area with recycled newspaper. Students work in pairs. Each student takes a turn rapidly covering each other's feet (one at a time) with Crayola® Color Wonder™ Markers. (Yes, it tickles!) Quickly, while the foot is wet, press it on Crayola Color Wonder Paper. The marker only shows on this special paper, not on your feet. Wash feet with soap and water and dry with paper towels when finished.
With Crayola Scissors, cut out the footprints. Decorate them with markers and Crayola Glitter Glue. Remember, the footprints are talismans of wealth and prosperity, so decorate them accordingly. Air dry flat.
Work together to create a traditional decorated doorway in the spirit of Diwali, the Hindu year-end holiday.
Add To Favorites
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Focus on historic achievements and positive role models with this collaborative monument making project.
Feed teens’ appetite for popular music with this lesson inspired by songs that reflect the times in which they were writ
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di