Diwali Candle Holders

Make salt dough with our easy recipe so you can mould and decorate a Diwali inspired candle holder.




3.5 hours

You will need:

For the Salt Dough:
1 cup of flour
½ cup of table salt
½ cup of warm water
For the activity:
Beads to decorate
Flameless battery tea lights


This is a great opportunity to learn more about a festival that you may or may not celebrate already. A chance to enhance knowledge or discover more about an interesting culture. Encourage children to ask questions and if you do not know the answer, explore together!

1) Add the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl. Stir
2) Add a little water at a time. Stir
3) When the mixture becomes more dough-like, get your hands in and start kneading
into a ball. Add water until you create a moldable consistency.
4) Separate into smaller balls and press a tea light into the ball to create the mould.
Give it a wiggle so it has space to go back in after it has been cooked.
5) Decorate with beads.
6) Remove tea lights and place in the oven on the lowest heat for 3 hours occasionally
turning over.
7) Once ready, leave to cool before using.

Sedric says:

Be sure to use flameless battery tea lights to keep little ones safe! Beads are best suited for children over 3 years old who have stopped mouthing objects. Should you wish to do this activity with younger children, perhaps decorate after they have cooked with child-safe paints!

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