Clay elephant god

Will you be celebrating the festival of Diwali?

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, notably Newar Buddhists. This year it is in November.

With Diwali approaching, a lovely Garran Primary school family created some wonderful clay elephants of the god Ganesha.

“Doing art relating to Diwali makes me happy and gives me another opportunity to teach my kids about our culture and tradition.”

Aradhna (mum of two)
Paint into beautiful bright colours.

Here is how you can make clay statues:

  1. Air dry clay is very user-friendly material, almost like play-dough.
  2. Make the main shapes of the statue first, then add more detail with smaller shapes, and use a pencil or wooden stick to make patterns in the clay.
  3. Use water on fingertips in between shaping to fill the crevices and cracks on the model.
  4. The clay hardens or dries within 24-hours, so it will be ready to paint and decorate.

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