Krishna Janmashtami activities and crafts

Today is Krishna Janmashtami, and what better day to get our children involved in Krishna Janmashtami activities and crafts.

And while we’re at it, let us tell our kids why this day is so special. Why do we celebrate it? If you’re looking for a simple way to explain this to your child, do read What are the 12 Interesting Krishna Janmashtami activities for kids?

The best Krishnashtami activities and crafts have been carefully selected from the Instagram page. These are activities that I would like to do with my son as time allows and when he is ready.

So, here are some simple Krishna Janmashtami activities and crafts that you can do with your children.

1. Makhan from the Matki , his Murali and Peacock Feather

2. Krishna Mukut

3. Krishna Radha

4. Krishna Silhouette Painting

5. Morpankh Toran

6. KanhaJi with Water Bead

7. Krishna in Clay Mould

8. Lord Krishna Puppet & Matki Craft

9. Makhan Chor

1. Makhan from the Matki , his Murali and Peacock Feather

This craft was submitted/contributed by aai_ahaanvlogs. It involves Lord Krishna’s 3 most favorites the Makhan from the Matki, his Murali, and Peacock Feather.

Materials Required:

For Matki: A cardboard in a shape of a Matki and red and white flowers for decoration.

For Makhan: White Pompom

For Murali: A Cardboard in the shape of Flute and use round cardboard pieces which colored black and later use Velcro stickers to paste on it.

For Peacock feather: Cardboard cutouts, paints, and yellow Pompom.

2. Krishna Mukut

This craft was submitted/contributed by mommieliscious. A Krishna outfit isn’t complete without a Mukut! Follow the steps to create a cute little crown with your little Krishna. You can also make it as beautiful as possible by decorating it in any way you choose!

Materials required:

Water color, craft paper, tickly, fevicol,

3.Krishna Radha

Every parent wishes their children could dress up as Krishna or Radha. We grew up hearing stories about Radha and Krishna and their unconditional love for one another. Here is a play of Radha and Krishna and DIY plus Hindi learning as well.

Material required:

Trace letter क and र with cotton and paint them blue and pink

Make a swing and sea-saw of straw to create our mini Vrindavan garden with cows, peacocks, and peg dolls are also painted to create this setup.

It’s fascinating to see them swing and sea saw and discussed the Maharaas and their bond a lot.

4. Krishna Silhouette Painting

The history of the festival that we celebrate will excite the interest of the children. Grandparents make our work simpler by telling them stories, it encourages better bonding between them. It allows us to focus on other tasks by reducing our workload on a festive day.

This is a painting on a canvas board where draw circles and explained to them the order of shades to choose.

After painting on the canvas in beautiful shades depicting sunset,  glue the Krishna silhouette onto the board.

The beauty is ready to go up the wall

5. Morpankh Toran

It’s a simple Janmashtami craft that adds to the festive day’s beauty of the home.

Material required:

Different colors of craft paper in the shape of leaf, fevicol and scissor.

6. KanhaJi with Water Bead

Devotees portrait Krishna in different ways, still they don’t satisfy their desire for Krishna’s love. Here is one more Devotees are encouraged to create portraits of Krishna using various mediums such as clay, embroidery, painting, and so on. Krishna has created yet another unique craft using water beads.

7. Krishna in Clay mould

Clay Mould is always fun making the base shape, face, and body and adding the details to it . Using the first coat by the freshness of acrylic colors and letting it dry and then the second layer with all other details.

Material required

mould (clay), acrylic colours, fevicol, water, and cardboard

8. Lord Krishna Puppet & Matki Craft

From the time he was a little infant, Krishna’s life is best explained by the various leelas, or fun tales of his exploits. Every narrative has layers, and we thought these DIY Krishna puppets depicting one of the most well-known stories would be ideal for the festive season.

Material required

MATKI – Just cut a colored paper in matki shape, scrap paper, and few stickers to decorate the pot and used marshmallows as butter.
HAND PUPPET KRISHNA – Make 2 holes so that it can be used by fingers to make Krishna walk and reach the Matki.

9. Makhan Chor

Do you know the story behind Krishna stealing butter?

Krishna, the everlasting king of hearts, stole butter from the neighborhood. Krishna, the eternal ruler of hearts, stole hearts that were as pure and soft as butter. He and his companions would enter people’s homes stealthily and steal clay pots full of freshly churned butter. As a result, he is still referred to as Makhan Chor, which means butter thief. Each of the Lord’s leelas has a significant meaning.

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