|Here’s one family’s experience.|
|Photo source National Geographic|
Diwali Playdough Idea
Even in the UK when we visited there was this one amazing shop that made the best jilabi I have ever tasted. Here’s a recipe for it from Manjela’s kitchen. Although I would love eating Indian sweets all the time they are pretty sweet. However we found a fun way to recreate the sweets at our house every day. My daughter created her own sweet shop for Diwali using Playdough.
We used my spice Grinder, mortar and pestle from India actually, to made the pods break and the seeds become powder like. If you’ve never ground up your own spices there’s something very magical about it! First we made a batch of playdough together. Then we added the ground up cardamom. If you’re looking for a good playdough recipes go to Nurturestore, she has so many great ideas!
Then it was time to make some Indian Sweet for the sweet shop! You can flatten the playdough and have fun making diamonds. We even added the aluminum foil to look like the real edible flakes they put on indian sweets. Here’s our finished sweet tray ready for delivery!
Books About Celebrating Diwali
Here are a few books we’d recommend about the Sweets In India.
Want to learn more about Diwali, check out these books!