How to Draw a Diya in 4 Easy Steps + Printable

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!

Make sure to also check out my previous posts How To Draw a Ganesha Step by Step, How to make a diya with hand and How To Make Rangoli On Paper 4 Ways

What is Diwali?

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.

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 tutorial

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

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

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!

Printable Diya Drawing Step by step Free Pdf

Click here to download the printable guide


ALSO READ: More Diwali craft ideas

Please enjoy the Printable Pdf version of this tutorial that you can refer to while drawing. Kindly 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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