Holi Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Holi hai!

Holi is a Festival of color, Festival of spring, Festival of love.

Holi is a Hindu Festival celebrated as a way to welcome spring and also to mark the new beginning and start a fresh.

On the first day of the festival a bonfire is lit to symbolically burn away all the evil and pave the way for a bright and colorful future. The next day people celebrate holi with colors.

Related: Tips to stay safe during Holi

Related: Top 10 Trendy Holi Outfits

The joyful and colorful festival is just around the corner.

Here are 15 Fun Filled Colorful Activities for Toddlers.

Check out the video tutorial for 6 of our favorite holi crafts and activities.

1. Blow Painted Holi Card

Blow the colors to make this cute easy diy blow painted card.

What we need ?

  • Straws
  • Food color
  • Cardstock paper

Let’s make it


Step 1: Cut out a pichkari shape and paste it on the paper.

Step 2: Dilute the paints with water, such that it gets a dripping consistency or use food colors.

Step 3: Use the Pipettes to drop color on the paper.

Step 4: Start blowing with the help of your straws. The color would splatter just like holi colors.

Step 5: Let it dry. That’s it

Toddlers can go on and on with their straws. So here is an alternative if your preschooler wants more too.

Spread a big sheet of paper and allow your little ones to blow the colors. Now you have an abstract art in hand. Just cut out into small cards, Scribble happy holi and there you have so many cute blow Painted cards.

Learning Outcome

  1. Blowing is a great exercise for the lungs.
  2. It improves concentration.
  3. Hand eye coordination
  4. Motor skills
  5. Enhances Creativity

2. Holi Hands

Make handprints on a plain sheet of paper. Cut out to make a unique art.

3. Splatter Painted Holi Card

Holi is all about splashing paints. This hands on activity is just perfect for little hands. Definitely some fun for the toddlers.

What we need?

  • Thick card stock paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Paints
  • Water
  • Spoon or a ladle

Let’s Make It


Step 1: Mix some paints in water such that it gets a dripping consistency.

Step 2: Place your cardstock paper on a hard surface.

Warning ⚠️: this can be a bit messy so I highly recommend you to try this activity outside.

Step 3: Dip the cotton ball in the paint and place it on the cardstock paper.

Step 4: Ready for the fun?

Hand over the spoon or ladle to your toddler and get ready for the splish-splash .

After your toddler is done with the splattering. Let the artwork dry.

Isn’t it beautiful?

4. Spray Painted Holi Card

Use a tooth brush to spray some color this holi.

What we need?

  • Thick cardstock paper
  • Washi tape
  • Toothbrush
  • Paints

Write Happy holi or a special message with the washi tape. (Washi tape is easy to peel and won’t leave a residue once removed).

Next add color on the Toothbrush and spray.

Remove the tape to reveal the creative art.

Easy and cute isn’t it?

5. Mess Free Holi Color Mixing

Holi doesn’t need to be messy always? Agree? Then try this holi colors in a bag painting with your little one.

What we need?

  • Ziploc pouch
  • White paper
  • Colors
  • Tape

Let’s Make It


Step 1: Take a t shirt cut out , Squirt some colors on the sheet.

Turn it into a color mixing activity by using two colors.

Step 2: Next insert the paper carefully inside the ziploc bag.

Step 3: Seal it tight and tape it to the working area

Allow your toddler to work with the fingers.

Learning Outcome

  • Excellent fine motor activity
  • Color recognition and mixing
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Increases focus

6. Sponge painted Holi Card

Make use of the sponge for some cool holi art.

Use a white crayon to draw a holi scene. Next allow your toddler to fill some different colors with the sponge.

Toddlers just love dabbing. Have fun making this cute art.

7. Holi Fire Craft

Make a bonfire with the paper cut out sticks and colored tissue paper for the fire.

8. Pichkari Craft

Use an empty tp roll or kitchen towel roll to form a pichkari. Make a cone and a handle with a paper. Attach it to customize your very own pichkari craft.

9. Water Balloon Craft

Fill in some colored water in the balloons. Spread it on a white sheet.

Allow your kids to punch the balloon and splatter the color to make a unique holi art.

10. Holi Fine Motor Activity

Want to give your toddlers some fine motor practice?

Use syringe (without needle tips) to fill color.

Science Experiments

11. Skittles Science Experiment

What we need?

  • Skittles
  • Warm water

Arrange your Skittles in a heart shape. Start pouring warm water.

Voila a rainbow heart is ready.

Looks so cool right?

The Science Behind

Skittles is coated with sugar and food coloring.

When we add water, the food color starts to dissolve forming a lane like a rainbow.

12. Splash of colors- Tissue paper Science Experiment


Take a tissue paper , fold it into two parts like a card.

On the front part write “Happy holi”.

Scribble different colored sketch pens around the written part.

Drop it in water to see the magic colors. Wasn’t it awesome!

The Science Behind

Tissue paper bleeds colour when added to water hence we see colors appearing on the outer surface.

13. Magic Milk Science Experiment


What we need?

  • Milk (preferably full fat cow’s milk which is not boiled)
  • Liquid soap/detergent
  • Cotton swab/ ear bud
  • Food colouring/ Painting colors

Are you ready? Let’s get started

  • Take the milk in a plate.
  • Start adding colors one by one.
  • Put some soap in the earbud.
  • Now touch the colors with soap.
  • Enjoy the magic!

What did we learn?

Milk has fat molecules (that is why full cream milk is better) which are bonded together.

The food colouring floats over the milk.

When the soap is added these fat bonds are broken.

So it is the milk which actually separates creating an art.”

14. Ice and salt Colorful Science Experiment

What we need?

  • Ice
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Paints

Let’s make it

Take a block of ice, sprinkle some salt over it.

Wait for sometime, the salt starts to dissolve in the little water present at the top of the ice.

Now start adding your paints.

Are you able to see the paints in these crevices? How good they look.

What did we learn?

When salt is added ice melts at a faster rate. This is because salt lowers the freezing point of water. As a result we can see depressions of water between the ice layer.

Now the salt starts dissolving in this water and further melts the ice.

For this reason grit is sprinkled on the roads in cold countries to prevent formation of snow. Thus allowing movement of the cars.

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