Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Diwali is a festival of lights, and diyas hold great significance and are synonymous with Diwali. Clay diyas are abundantly available in the market, but why not go for something unique? Let us take a look at some of the simple steps to make diyas from wheat flour. Image source: instructables.com

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour
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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Things Required: Wheat flour, Water, Oil, Cotton, Paints and colours, Decorative items (e.g. beads and mirrors), Glue and Paint brush. Image source: cdn.instructables.com

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Once your things are ready, take the wheat flour in the bowl and start kneading it. Make sure you put the right amount of water to knead the dough. The dough should be a bit on the thicker side, so add less water. Image source: instructables.com

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

After the dough is ready, divide it into equal parts, depending on the number of diyas you want to make. Image source: img1.cookinglight.timeinc.net

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Now, you can start making diyas by using your thumb. Make sure you make an elegant spout on one side of the diya to keep your cotton wick. Image source: 3.bp.blogspot.com

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Get your baking pan ready. Put some oil on the pan and place the diyas. Bake the diyas for about 20 minutes at a temperature of 200°C. Baking will make the diyas stiff and hard. After the diyas are baked, let them cool for some time. Image source: instructables.com

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour
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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Now, it’s time to decorate your diyas with colours and decorative items. Colour the diyas and let them dry, then use mirrors and beads for decoration. Image source: instructables.com

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Make Diyas from Wheat Flour

Your handmade wheat flour diyas are ready for use. Put some oil, insert a cotton wick, light the wick and let the light of Diwali shine and spread. Image source: instructables.com

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