Lohri is a big festival for every Punjabi. Happy Lohri is enjoyed and celebrated in India with different names Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Ganga Sagar Mela in West Bengal, Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra and Sankrant in Gujarat. Lohri festival is the sign to show that winter is moving back and spring is about to arrive. Newly wedded couples and newborn babies enjoy and celebrate with too much zeal. During Lohri at night, we all get-together and start dancing around the bonfire. We enjoy peanuts, jaggery, gajak, til and popcorn.
Lohri festival is celebrated all over India, especially in the northern regions. Lohri followed by Makar Sankranti is believed to be the end of the coldest phase of winters. It is expected that from there on, the temperature will start rising slowly till summers. There is a huge history for this festival and it is celebrated in the schools and colleges too with great enthusiasm. It is more like a big bonfire and people dancing around it on upbeat songs. The fire is considered holy and pure, so it is expected that everyone around respects it. The peanuts and Revdi with popcorns are served as Prasad during the celebration. In this article, we have accumulated a list of Craft ideas for the Lohri festival which you can make at home. We have tried to cover most of the aspects of the festival.
Making a decorative plate for Lohri
For the Poojan of the Lohri fire, you will need to decorate the plate obviously. But what if you do this task in a style that resembles the Lohri festival itself? This above Craft idea for Lohri Festival can be made at home. you can buy the dolls from outside and make your own small sacks for the popcorns and peanuts. Decorating the boundary with the layer of peanuts and making a small bonfire set up with the help of matchsticks and red thread. You can craft your own kites for the plate also with craft paper and thin sticks.
Beautiful Lohri scene craft
As Diwali’s one of the aspects is rangoli, you can design and decorate a replica of Lohri at your doorstep or balcony as done in the above image. With the help of sand and twigs from the garden you can make the small bonfire and surround it with roses and lilies. The sweets and eatable around it can add to the beauty of this decoration. You can keep a small portion of different sweets such as laddu, barfi, halwa with peanuts for the same.
Craft Ideas for Lohri
We should also keep in mind the decoration of the small temple installed in our houses. One of the important tasks should be to change and wash all the clothes and items in the house mandir. After that, if you have time, you can draw rangoli in front of it with the kites and the flowers for welcoming the next season of spring. You can also buy a few small dolls from the market and change their clothes with respect to the occasion. Here, in this scenario, the dolls of Punjabi attire suits the best.
Decorative Craft Ideas fit for Lohri
There can be a lot of areas in your house which you can use for Craft ideas for Lohri Festival. Also, involving your kids involved in the decorations can make sure they don’t get bored in these winter vacations. In the above idea, the images of the scene, especially the crowd is drawn on a paper and cut-outs from the same are used to create this beautiful scene. The twigs from your house garden kept as a bonfire with a bowl of peanuts and popcorns can make the resemblance easy.
Beautiful Lohri Drawings
Passing the culture to their kids is an important task for every parent. This can be done by giving small tasks related to the upcoming festivals. Thus, you can ask your kids to draw a scene of the Lohri festival on a chart. This will also help you understand how much your kids know about the festival. You can guide them by telling the basic elements of Lohri such as dhol, kites, fire setup, etc.
Celebrating Lohri scenes
Another scene that your kids can draw and color with crayons apart from the previous one is that of the Dance around the fire. They can use resemblances to Sardar Ji’s and the dhol artist for the drawings. The bonfire is to be kept in the middle so it should be drawn in the start and then the crowd around it.
Happy Lohri banner crafts
If your plan is to celebrate Holi with a huge function and a party, you can install your own homemade banner on the entrance. The Craft idea for Lohri Festival uses chart paper for the background and will not require much of the expenses. You can buy the kites and write Lohri on it and draw your own set of fires and dhols. You can even use the cuts of kites from the chart papers. Don’t forget to write Happy Lohri in the middle with your beautiful calligraphy skills.
Easy to make Lohri crafts
These cut and paste of clothes and dhols are for your kids to make. They can draw the clothes on different colored papers and then cut them out with the help of a pair of scissors. Then they can combine all the pieces together to get these easy to make craft ideas for Lohri Festival. You can give a touch up with a black pen at the end for corrections if needed.
Beautiful Rangoli crafts for Lohri
You can also make this beautiful Rangoli craft for the Lohri festival decorations. It uses simple rangoli colors and a few Diyas for the lightening. You can also make a bonfire rangoli with the help of brown, orange, yellow and red colors. You can refer to a real picture of the fire for the design.
Decoration ideas for Lohri
If you want your guests to appreciate the party and the decorations, we will recommend you to install your own handmade Craft ideas for Lohri Festival along with the normal decorations. You can use cut out from the chart papers such as that of the birds, make basic crafts like fans, kites and even make a statue as done in the above images. Anything which you feel you can make in time which resembles the festival can be used in the decorations.
Beautiful Punjab themed decorations for Lohri
As the Lohri festival is celebrated in the whole Punjab with enthusiasm, you can make your own small Punjab at home. You can rent the mannequins from a nearby store for the celebration day and fit on them the clothes of the typical Punjabi Munda and Kuddi. You can also decorate the background wall with pictures of Punjab and the name of the lovely state.
Decorating the Lohri fire
If you are gonna have a limited amount of woods for the fire, you can decorate the area with the help of flowers for the Craft ideas for the Lohri Festival. At first, make a boundary with stones so that the burning woods don’t fall while the celebrations are going. Then you can design your own pattern around it for the evening. Here, in the above image, we have made a huge flower figure from the small ones and the fire in the middle.
Beautiful Lohri themed drawing
If your walls are feeling left out, you can make this above beautiful drawing and canvas it on the wall. The above drawing is easy to make and uses watercolors for the coloring. It is comprised of small items such as hut, pot, kites, trees, flower and the face of a cow. You can even write one or two lines about the festival at the top of the canvas.
3D Lohri art
We have saved the best for the last craft idea for the Lohri festival. You can make your own 3d art scene of the festival with the help of acrylic colors, cardboard sheets. You can keep the buckets upside down and cover it with the drawing of a wooden log. For the fire, you can cut flames from the cardboard and color it accordingly. The wooden sticks can be easily found in the gardens and parks. The green carpet can be used on the floor for better contrast to the whole scene.
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