Janmashtami marks the “birthday of Lord Krishna” (as we call it in our class). In order to make my kids relate to it, I planned a couple of craft for them. First thing in the morning, when we started our class, I told my kids why we celebrate Janmashtami, about Lord Krishna and his birth story. After that we set off to have some art and craft fun.
Pot of Butter Art and craft in scrap book
I drew a pot with a fat black marker and made some design on it. Then I made copies of the same for each kid in the class. I had done this a day in advance. All the kids colored their pots in “rainbow colors” (again: as they call it).
After that, I collected everyone’s sheets and cut out he pots. They pasted their pots in their respective scrap books and then, for the butter, we pasted a little cotton at the mouth of the pot.
I had pre-written “happy janmashtimi in all the scrapbooks – the title for our activity. Here is our work:
2. Peacock Feather Head Gear
It is believed that Lord Krishna used to put a peacock feather in his hair, alongwith his crown. I cut out two different sized drop shaped pieces from green and blue glitter sheets. Also I cut out small circle from silver glitter sheet.
After lunch, we started work on the headgears. We took the drop shape upside down and placed the smaller drop cut out over the big one. Then placed the silver circle on the top.
After it dried up, I stuck the “peacock feather” on a strip of handmade sheet to make the headgear. I used pink for girls and blue for boys.
Here are our final headgears:
And here are my munchkins sporting their “mukuts”:
They were so excited to go back home and show them to their parents and grandparents !