Around Diwali time, kids are enthusiastic to play with colors and make something that they can proudly show everyone. This is a Diwali decor that kids (ages 7+) can make using primarily paper cups, colors and sparkle glue. Minimal adult supervision would be required. This decor piece is good as a year around doorway hanging too.
How to Make Paper Cup Mango Leaves Diwali Decor:
Take a paper cup of at least 3.5″ height.
Cut off the rim of the paper cup.
Make cuts in the cup to get this kind of a hanging leaves structure. Since mango leaves are considered auspicious, we are attempting to make a mango leaves with chimes decor.
Paint with green acrylic or poster or water colors. Allow the paint to dry. The paint on the inside can be a lighter shade.
The top is painted using brown color paint.
After the paint is dry, a leaf like outline is drawn with sparkle glue of a suitable color.
A golden zari lace about half an inch wide is glued on at the top.
Small mirrors or sequins can then be glued on the zari for a more decorative and festive look.
A hole is made at the top of the cup, a thick thread is inserted from the top and knots are made at both sides of the hole to hold the cup in place.
We make a few more such decorative cups. In the same way as above, the thread is inserted in each cup and they are all tied together.
At the end of the rope (after the last cup in the row), a small bell is tied.
Here is the mango leaves Diwali decor… get ready to show off your kids’ lovely paper cup decor this festive season!