Mahavir Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the last great Jain Tirthankara. Celebrate this auspicious event in a creative manner with some superb craft ideas themed to the occassion. Set your creative spirit free and go through these useful craft ideas to make wonderful home decoration items or gifts suited to the mood of the occassion. If you like these Mahavir Jayanti Craft Ideas, click here and pass on the entire page to your friends and loved ones. Wish you a happy Mahavir Jayanti!
If you have a creative bent of mind, give it an expression by constructing these beautiful crafts on this Mahavir Jayanti. Paper Lion Craft
The idol of Lord Mahavir is often represented by a lion. Make a paper lion at your home using these simple steps. Things needed:
1) 7 rectangular paper strips.
1) To make the chest, belly and legs of the lion, fold a rectangular piece of paper from the middle. Unfold it.
2) Fold down the top corners to the crease. Fold up the bottom edge. You will get a boat shape.
3) Flip the boat shape to make it look like a hat.
4) Fold the right corner over the front.
5) Make another hat shape in a similar manner.
6) Fold the second hat in half to give it the appearance of a boot. This will form the leg of the lion.
7) Fold another rectangular paper strip in half. Unfold this.
8) Fold the edges into the crease. Then, fold it in half with the flaps tucked within.
9) To make the head of the lion, fold a rectangular paper strip in half.
10) Bend the top and bottom edges in about an inch.
11) Fold the paper in half, making two small folds on its top left corner.
12) Fold down the paper once. Unfold it. Fold it down again a little more.
13) Flatten the top left corner. Place your finger in the slit and spread out the bottom.
14) For the lion's mane, fold the paper in half. Fold up its left corner.
15) Fold to the left edge the top layer of the crease you made. This would serve as the left side of the mane.
16) Repeat steps 14 and 15 on another sheet of paper. But this time, flip the right corner instead of the left.
17) Assemble all the parts of the lion. Push the belly into the back legs and fix them with glue. Place one chest piece on either side of the belly and attach with glue. Glue the lion head between the two triangular flaps on the chest, at a 45-degree angle to the front legs. Stick a mane piece to each side of the head.
18) Place the paper lion somewhere high in your room for everyone to see.
If you feel like making a small idol of Lord Mahavir yourself, you can create that just the right way with this wonderful dough. Things needed:
1) Mixing bowl
2) Flour - 1 1/4 cup.
3) Water - 3/4 cups.
4) Vegetable oil - 1 tablespoon.
5) Salt - 1 1/4 cup.
6) A picture of Lord Mahavir.
How to make:
1) Pour the flour, water, vegetable oil and salt in the mixing bowl and blend well together using your hands. Form the mixture into a soft dough ball. Add a little water from time to time to make it wet.
2) Sprinkle some flour on the dough. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth and stretchable. Your modelling clay is ready. Use this to make an idol exactly as the one shown in the picture you have got.
This one is great if you want to pay your respects to the lord in your own, sweet creative way. Materials needed:
1) Elastic thread - 1 spool.
2) Colourful crepe paper.
3) Coloured plastic drinking straws - 6-7.
4) Darning or plastic needle.
5) A pair of scissors.
1) Draw the outline of a small flower on the crepe paper.
2) Cut out the flower shape using scissors.
3) Using the flower shape as a template, cut similar flowers out of the crepe paper.
4) Snip each straw into small parts.
5) Cut a piece of elastic thread as long as you need for your necklace, plus a bit extra for tying.
6) Pass the thread through the eye of the needle. Attach a piece of sticky tape to the thread end to hold in position.
7) Pass flowers and straw pieces alternately through the thread until the length is almost covered.
8) Remove the sticky tape from the end. Secure the two ends by tying them into a knot.