Let’s Celebrate Holi!

Every year, we celebrate Holi at the Plano Public Library with crafts, storytimes, and color tossing. This year, we can’t celebrate Holi together but we do have a fun activity you can do together with your family at home!

What is Holi?

Holi is a Hindu celebration that takes place on the last full moon of the lunar month of Phalguna. It celebrates the end of winter and the triumph of good over evil. People celebrate Holi by lighting bonfires and throwing colorful powder.

Let’s Celebrate Holi!


To get started, you will need:
  • Person outline
  • Scissors
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Paintbrushes or toothbrush
  • Washable paint
Instructions

Use the template to printout your person. If you like, you can decorate the person to look like you!

Choose your first color of paint and dip your paintbrush into it. Holding your paintbrush over your paper, use your thumb to pull the paintbrush bristles back. When you let go, the paint will splatter onto the paper.

Continue splattering your person with your paintbrush. Once you are finished, leave the paper flat so that it can dry. When it is dry, cut out your person.


Check it Out

Learn more about Holi with books from the Plano Public Library collection:

Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal, also an eBook

Holi by Rachel A Koestler-Grack

Holi by Uma Krishnaswami

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