Diwali Peacock Diya

Celebrate Diwali with a Model Magic peacock diya craft for kids. Make your own colourful diya with a battery-operated tea light!

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  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Battery-Operated Tea Light
  • Clay and Dough Tools

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Model Magic pieces that haven’t dried will easily adhere to one another. For added strength, or to attach dried pieces of Model Magic, use our No-Run Washable School Glue.


Step 1

Roll medium-sized ball of Model Magic.

Step 2

Press thumb into center of ball to create opening.

Step 3

Rotate ball while pressing outward to widen opening, creating bowl shape large enough for battery-operated tea light.

Step 4

Shape peacock neck and head with Model Magic. Press against side of bowl to connect.

Step 5

Use clay and dough tools to shape Model Magic crown, feathers, beak, and rim for top of bowl.

Step 6

Press crown, feathers, beak, and rim against peacock head and body to connect. Let all Model Magic dry overnight.

Step 7

Add details to peacock with markers and glitter glue. Dry 3–4 hours.

Step 8

Insert battery-operated tea light into bowl.

Step 9

Use as a Diwali decoration and celebrate!

  • Occasion:

    • Diwali

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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