Kids love arts and crafts, getting messy, sticky and colorful. But a quick search on YouTube and Google, and it's quite difficult to find Indian/ South Asian arts & crafts that are both beautiful and easy to do.
So we've compiled a list of some fantastic arts & crafts you can do at home with your child!
We also just launched a series of Arts & Crafts videos, including Idli-Dosa crafts, peacock art, patang/kite art and more. The videos are taught in Hindi by the amazing Desi Meets Design.
Check them out by subscribing to our subscription program. (Want a discount? Sign up for our newsletter by scrolling all-the-way down!)
Potato Stamp Butterfly Art
Little Ladoo is a Canada-based company whose mission is to get kids more connected to their Indian culture. In this series, they teach children how to turn a beloved root vegetable into a butterfly stamp. They help showcase how you can be resourceful at home with a little bit of paint, a brush, and a potato!
Age Recommendation: 3-10
As your young ones become more excited for Holi, you can help build their excitement and start a tradition of making this colorful masterpiece yearly!
As they follow along with this video by Crafts with Toddler, they can use simple items at home such as craft paper, scissors, acrylic paint, and some bowls, and one of the three methods to create an abstract masterpiece that will be hanging in the house for years to come!
Age Recommendation: toddlers to teens!
Follow along with this mom, also known as Sangeeta, as she finds entertaining things to do with her little one!
In this post, we’re going to look at a simple rangoli design she did with items you can find around the house such as bangles and a fork. Rangoli designs are an easy way for your kids to destress and let their creativity flow as they think of new ways to make patterns and let the colorful sand run into each other while delicately making a design.
NOTE: Take this rangoli craft to whatever level your child can do. Stop early to make it easier and keep going if you need more of a challenge!
Age Recommendation: This activity can get a bit messy! It's recommended for kids 8 and up, however kids as young as 5 can jump in to try (with assistance).
Desi Meets Design X Hindi By Reena
Talk about trendy and resourceful! Digital creator Mitesh or Desi Meets Design uses his home and design skills to bring about a traditional and colorful Indian flare to it all things home crafts! He partnered with our brand, Hindi By Reena to create easy-to-do South Asian arts and crafts. Taught completely in Hindi, your child will learn about being Desi while learning Hindi at the same time!
Get the Arts & Crafts videos & stencils (with membership): https://hindibyreena.com/collections/courses
Age Recommendation: ages 3 and up!