20+ Creative Craft Ideas for Makar Sankranti / Pongal

Makar Sankranti / Pongal is an important festival of the Hindus.

What?: For those who are new to this festival, It’s a harvest festival for Hindus and is quite popular in the states of Maharashtra (Bornahan), Karnataka, Andhra & Tamilnadu mid January. This is the day when the Sun transitions from winter to Spring. In Northern India too, Lohri is celebrated with great Pomp. The day before Sankranti is called Bhogi  and this is when people discard old stuff and habits and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. Now isn’t that a fab way to start the year?

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Sankranti 2020: Sankranti falls on 14th January, 2020.

Why?: On Makar Sankranti, the sun enters the sun-sign of Capricorn or Makara (the Indian rashi). Therefore the ‘Makar’ in the name. The word ‘Sankranti’ signifies the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to another. Thus, the name of the festival literally means the movement of the sun into Capricorn.

May Makar Sankranti Fill Your Life With Sweetness! May The Sun Radiate Peace, Prosperity And Happiness In Your Life On Makar Sankranti And Always!

Wish you All a Happy Sankranti

via: Srilakshmi Photography

Beautiful Makar Sankranti craft

via: Kaleidoscope

Making a rangoli pattern is a staple tradition of Makar Sankranti. You can make this beautiful rangoli depictibg all the aspects and elements of Makar Sankranti. Start by making an outer design for the mat, kite, kalash, laddoo, sindoor, thread roll, using a chalk piece. Now start filling the outer boundaries of the rangoli design with the help of rangoli powder. You can stick the colors to the base with the help of glue to make it secure. Now start filling in the outer boundaries with the rangoli color. You can add patterns and designs in the mat and the kite to make them look more pretty. Fill in the mango leaves of the kalash to make it look realistic. This rangoli design can be finished off with a beautifully designed lit diya on the side. This will add more beauty and meaning to this Makar Sankranti rangoli design.

Mini Kites Ideas for Makar sankranti

Image source / Tutorial: aspoonfullofideas

On Makar Sankranti, it is a custom to fly kites. We used available printed paper, scissors, cello tape, any small pieces of glitter paper (chocolate wrap), pieces of satin ribbon, plastic bows available on a gift wrapping, old shoelace.

Easy Makar Sankranti crafts

via: Geeta Goel‎

This is a really realistic Makar Sankranti craft. These realistic crafts can be easily made by anyone. This beautiful crafts beautifully shiwcases the rustic Indian calebrations of Makar Sankranti. It is a good way to start teaching our kids the richness of our culture and heritage. The two earthern pots are beautifully painted in acrylic paint and decorated with sequins and beads. The pots are filled with rewdi and til the auspicious food items for Makar Sankranti. Now let us make the bullock cart using the ice cream popsicle sticks. Start by making round wheels of the cart wheel by using some flat ply wood. Now decorate the whreld by making spokes of the wheel. Make two bullovks using the same ply wood. Now take some popsicle sticks and paint them in yellow color. Form a platform for the cart and fix it inside the wheels. Fix the bullocks in front of the platform of the cart. Now take some flexible bamboo sticks and curve them onto the base platform. Stick three such bent bamboo sticks. Stick some popsicle sticks painted in yellow on to of the cart. You cart is ready to be pulled. Now you can add a jute rops sitting chair and some instrument based teracotta toys. This gives an authentic account of the Makar Sankranti celebrations in rustic setting.

Pretty Craft ideas for Makar Sankranti

via: Mamta Goel

This is a beautiful God depicting Makar Sankranti craft. To start with first of all take a large sized white sheet. Now fold it in half. Paint the upper portion in Godlike bright orange hues. Make dark colored circles in the lower white portion of the sheet. Now use an extra sheet to draw and paint the God figure. Now cut out the figure of God and paste it as if standing on the orange sheet. Now cut out seven horses from a white colored sheet as if they are pulling a chariot. Now paste them in the same manner as the figure of the God in front of the Figure of God. Draw the shadow of the horses in the white sheet. Draw the details in the horses using a black sharpie pen. Now when you see from the front you will have a beautiful view of the horses pulling the God’s chariot.

Sanktanti Special: Handmade colorful card

Image source / Tutorial: Chinnu’s Crafts

Celebrate Bor Nahan: Dress decorated with sugar ornaments

via: Arunkumar Runwal

A beautiful quilled card for Pongal

Image source / Tutorial: Day Dreams

Sanktanti Special Til laddoos!

Image source / Tutorial: tarladalal

Beautiful Kite decoration for Makar Sankranti


Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival for all of us. We all look forward to the fun and frolic Makar Sankranti offers to us. This year let us make it more fun with such beautiful kite crafts. First of all buy a kite from the market. If you have bought a plain kite you will have to use chalk or 3D glitter tube to make the designs. If you have a patterned kite, start by enhancing the colors of the kite using some paints. Once the paint has dried, take some glue and 3D glitter. Also take some small sized beads for the craft. Stick the beads alongside the beautiful patterns and designs. Add 3D glitter patterns and designs on and around the different paint patterns made before. You can even use glitter on the sticks of the kite. Add some pom poms on the prime designs to beautify it further. This surely looks pretty.

Sanktanti Natural rangoli using leaves & flower petals

via: Mindful Meanderings

Spring craft for the kids finger kites

Image source / Tutorial: thatartistwoman

Making kites is something that kids will really love working on as it gives them something that they will enjoy playing with once the project is done with. All this needs is some good paper, some sticks and glue to hold the whole thing. Then you can have them enjoy a good time playing with kites out in the fresh air.

Beautiful Makar Sankranti craft

via: Sharvari Kulkarni‎

On Makar Sankranti we offer gifts and ornaments to the deities. A pooja is offered to God to seek the blessings for healthy life. Let us decorate the offerings we make to God. If you are going to offer a saree, open upto four folds of the saree, now make a triangular fold at the top edge of the saree, and let the beautiful borders of the saree show at the bottom. After folding up the saree, take some bangles and align them along the top triangle of the saree. Spread some yellow colored rangoli powder around the bangles. Add some more rangoli designs to the outer lining. Add some beautiful flowers to each of the bangles. Now keep all the material required for the pooja on the saree. The material must be meticulously kept in bowls and boxes. This looks pretty good.

Sankranti Decoration at house Craft

This is done by Chithra’s Creativity. It depicts a village house, its back yard trees, the new pot in which pongal is cooked, also the lady of the house.

Beautiful leaf craft for Makar Sankranti

via: Mamta Goel

Leaf crafting is an art. You can make a beautiful Makar Sankranti scene using leaf craft. In leaf craft a leaf is carved out in beautiful shapes to depict a particular scene. In this beautiful Makar Sankranti leaf craft, a solid and sturdy leaf is carved out to form a beautiful Makar Sankranti scene showing some kids flying the kite and the farmer taking his produce from the land on a bullock cart on the mid vein of the leaf. You can start with a clean leaf and a sharp cutter to make this beautiful scene.

Sankranti Rangoli / Muggulu Art By Arthi

Quilling crafts for Makar Sankranti

via: Avika Ananta Ambadekar‎

This is a beautiful Makar Sankranti craft which utilities quilling crafts to make this beautiful kalash. You can start on the wooden board using a thread to make the outer structure of the kalash. Once the outer frame work is fixed, make the different quilling shapes to make the other elements of the kalash. For the leaves of the kalash make some concentric curled eye shape. For the outside shapes, you can make some S-shaped curls and stick them outside the main structure of the kalash. Now let us decorate the kalash. To decorate the kalash you can use glitter, small sized pom poms, quilled structures, zig-zag patterns, etc. All these beautiful elements come together to form a beautiful Makar Sankranti craft.

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