Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) has organized many events and activities to celebrate Deepavali. All these are activities that the whole family can join. Both adults and children can enjoy the events and activities to spread some Deepavali love and kindness. Last week I could catch a live performance organized by the Indian Heritage Centre which I shared on my Travel Blog Leisureandme.com. Please check that post as well. And in my Mom blog, I want to share about the Deepavali cultural craft activities we joined at the Indian Heritage Centre. I could enjoy my time there with my son. He had a great time with arts and crafts activities while learning more about the Deepavali festival and the culture attached to it.
Deepavali is around the corner. It is a festival celebrated by Hindus and this festival is also called ‘The Festival of Lights.’ In Singapore, Little India is the main place to find Deepavali events, celebrations, and festive items. Visit the Indian Heritage Centre till October 23rd to enjoy these events. It is specially great for family bonding time.
While there are paid programmes as well, we joined with free cultural craft activities at the IHC lobby.
Deepavali Cultural Craft Activities at IHC
Oil Lamp Painting
Decorative oil lamps are a feature of the Festive of Lights and here in IHC lobby, we could experience oil lamp painting.
My son was happy to decorate an oil lamp and he enjoyed it.
After decorating, he could bring it home. The boy is proud of his artwork on the oil lamp although he was quick and fast in decorating it. 🙂
Shadow Puppet Craft
The next activity was to create shadow puppet crafts. It includes creating Ramayana shadow puppets. My child chose the Rawana character to create his shadow puppet.
He happily decorated Rawana for his shadow puppet show. All the materials were given by IHC for free.
Rangoli – Lego Mural
the community LEGO mural is another feature of the Deepavali activities. It is created in a Rangoli design shape. LEGO artist Jeffrey Kong designed this mural. Everyone can take part in building this LEGO mural by choosing suitable coloured LEGO pieces. A great and fun activity for everyone!
My son spent some time adding LEGO pieces to the mural. A great collaborative art piece to spread love, kindness, and peace around the community!
Passing the Batton
The next activity is to share thoughts and suggestions.
There was another booth for Parrot Astrology. We didn’t play this game. But, we were curious on reading what this parrot has to say. 🙂
There is a large and colourful photo backdrop at the entrance of the event hall. There are photo props as well. Below are photos of my son when we just entered into IHC and before we leave IHC.
It was a day I spent with my son. We had a great bonding time together. End of the day, my husband joined us after work and we went to Mcdonald’s. Without Happy Meal from Mcdonald’s, I cannot say the day was fulfilled because my son loves it. Although we don’t visit Mcdonalds frequently, a surprise visit there can make him over the moon! 🙂
I didn’t capture everything we ate, but I couldn’t resist capturing the coffee with Barista’s creativity.
Do you like to participate in such events? Do you like these Deepavali cultural craft activities? Please share your thoughts below as a comment.
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