Posted on 28/10/2022 by Caitlin Ielasi
Happy Diwali Week from Early Years
Diwali (also called Divali or Deepavali) is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. The name comes from Sanksrit dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” On the night of Diwali, celebrants light dozens of candles and clay lamps (called diyas), placing them throughout their homes and in the streets to light up the dark night.
Recipe of the Week - Colourful Coconut Ladoo
1 Cup Dry Coconut Powder
1/4 Cup Condensed Milk
Pinch of Cardamom Powder
Food Colouring (Red, Yellow, Green)
1 Tbsp Dry Coconut Powder (Garnishing)
In a bowl; mix Coconut Powder, Condensed Milk, Cardamom Powder.
Mix it very well.
Take 3 different bowls.
Separate the mixture in 3 different parts and put them in 3 different bowls.
In first part add 2 drops of Red Food Colour. Mix it well.
In second part add 2 drops of Yellow Food Colour. Mix it well.
In the third part add 2 drops of Green Food Colour. Mix it well.
Start making small balls from all the Mixtures (Red, Yellow and Green). Step 9.
Once all the Ladoos are ready (Red, Yellow and Green), dust some Dry Coconut Powder on top of it.
Activity of the Week - Paper Quilled Rangoli
Paper quilling strips – though you can cut your own, especially if working with younger papers
Craft paper – for gluing your Rangoli too
Slotted quilling tool – though a toothpick can work as well
Select a colour for the center of the quilled rangoli pattern and take a long quilling strip. Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the whole strip tightly.
Take the coil out of the tool and place it on a flat surface and allow it to loosen up freely.
Select more strips for the next layer of the rangoli. I’m using blue coloured strips.
Quill some loose coils with the blue strips.
Take a loose coil and press the coil on any one point to form a teardrop shape. Glue the open end to secure the shape.
Similarly prepare the rest of the loose coils. Use different coloured quilling strips to create more teardrop shapes.
Use more strips to create different shapes. You can go for basic lens shape, tight coils, twirl shapes.
Prepare a piece of paper (white or cream will be great!). Glue the first loose coil on the center of the paper.
Grab teardrop (or lens) shapes for the next layer and glue them around the center shape.
For the third layer glue the selected shapes in between the shapes of the previous layer.
Continue to glue the prepared quilled shapes to create the quilled rangoli pattern. Make sure to keep the design and the color combination nice and sound.
Once you’re satisfied with the quilled rangoli pattern, use scissors to cut a round zigzag border around the quilled design.
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