Homemade Diwali Lamp Making Experience
I woke up early today, grabbed my shopping bag and rushed out of the house to get some pop-sickle sticks.
Yes, I have been planning to make a homemade Diwali
lamp this year along with my 8-year-old son.
He has been super excited ever since I told him about it.
I did some research on YouTube to get creative ideas and designs for a simple yet great looking lamp.
I finalized one of the many that are there on YouTube and just wanted to get started with it.
After my quick round of morning shopping I was back with, 100 pop-sickle sticks, a bottle of glue.
My son and I decided to start working on our Diwali lamp as soon as I got the things.
But we realized we had to eat breakfast and I had to prepare lunch after that.
So, I went about finishing all the household chores, while he was patiently waiting for me to start making the lamp.
We sat together to work on our mission of the day.
Since school days I loved craft and making things on my own, instead of buying.
It gives me a lot of happiness and long lasting satisfaction.
Before getting started, I made some Muskmelon
pulp very quickly just to give us energy while we work on our dream lamp.
After drinking a big full glass of Muskmelon
pulp, we were both ready to rock.
I went through the pictures of the lamp that I had saved on my phone, but, realized it was not as easy as I thought.
So, I decided to do it in my own way. I started sticking the sticks in my own pattern.
Seeing that, my son couldn't wait anymore, he would tell me 'let me do it this time' 'let me do it this time' each time I was laying a stick.
Once I had the base ready, I made him continue and told him exactly where he had to stick the stick, it sounds funny 'stick the stick'.
Finally, after an hour, our homemade Diwali lamp was ready. And it's gorgeous!
It was that simple creating our own lamp at home.
And the bonus was the time spent with each other and teaching him something so beautiful as part of the festival.
We immediately, placed a tealight candle in our lovely lamp and checked how it would look.
And holy lord...it is amazing! It is worth all the excitement and wait.
We quickly clicked 10-15 snaps of it, feeling mesmerized with each click.
Diwali is not a festival of one particular day that, the day will come and it will be over.
is celebrated over many days. For me, it starts from the first day of Navratri itself.
When we clean our homes before the mega festival of Diwali.
When we make sweets at home for the family, friends and neighbors, that also is Diwali.
When we go out shopping for clothes, candles (Kandil), lights, crackers, 'dias', 'rangoli', utensils, etc. is also Diwali.
The main essence of Diwali is in it's preparations not just in the day of it.
Making such lamps is one such way to celebrate and share the joy with your kids of this holy festival.
Involving kids in these activities makes Diwali more meaningful and memorable for them.
Whether you make delicious traditional sweets or decorate your house, don't leave them aside.
Get them involved in each thing that you do, these are the things they will remember when they are parents and will do, to celebrate the festival with their kids.
It becomes a tradition to follow.
Festivals are for tons of family time, which strengthens the bonding forever.
These special occasions should not be wasted by living like the normal days, these days should be made special.
We have many more things lined up before and on Diwali.
Right from Rangoli to decoration and sweet making to bursting few crackers.
You also make your plans quickly and share with your kids.
Wishing you a safe, happy and joyful Diwali
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