How to draw a Diya in 4 easy steps with FREE printable guide!

Happy Diwali friends! Today’s post is a quick one, it shows you how to draw a Diya step by step with an easy printable guide for you to refer to!

Diwali (also called Deepavali) is one of the biggest and auspicious festivals celebrated by Hindus all around the globe. This festival of lights signifies peace and joy, the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness every day. As per the Lunar calendar, this year the festival of Diwali falls on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

It is a festival of great importance for people from India, Trinidad, Guyana, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and many other countries!

how to draw a diya

How to draw a Diya:

A Diya is a clay oil lamp that is traditionally lit for Diwali. You can draw these to make a handmade card of your own, a bookmark, or to decorate your house!

All you need to draw these are a pen or pencil and some paper!


Total Time: 10 minutes

1. Start by drawing a large flat U shape and close the top of it with two smaller U shapes that join to form a point.
2. Draw a curved line behind to connect the outer points
3. Draw the flame by adding three teardrop shapes one within the other
4. Finally finish off your Diya drawing by decorating it with small dots and lines!

Color in your Diya with crayons, pencils or paint and have fun!

Click here to download the printable guide


Paint along with me and create an Easy Watercolor Diya in my YouTube video here


ALSO READ: More Diwali craft ideas

Please enjoy the Printable Pdf version of this tutorial that you can refer to while drawing. Do not sell or distribute this or claim to be your own.


Thank you for being here today and spending some creative time with my friends! I’m so thankful for your kind words and support.

If you recreate this tutorial and share it on social media don’t forget to tag me! @smithakatti #smithakatti

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