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Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner! One delightful activity for children is creating a 3D paper modak craft.
This craft is uncomplicated with our Free printable Modak template.
If you’re seeking more Ganesh Chaturthi ideas, don’t hesitate to explore our other suggestions!
Now, let me guide you through the process of crafting these paper Modaks with a video tutorial, images, and step-by-step instructions.
Things you will need to make this Paper Modak Craft
Watch a video on how to create the Paper Modak Craft
Directions on how to make Modak Craft
Download the Modak template provided at the end of this post.
We’ve created Modaks that are 5cm in size, but we’ve also included larger templates. You can opt for 7.5cm or 10cm Modaks, depending on the size that suits your Vinayaka idol at home.
Using the template, cut out a minimum of 8 pieces in the colour of your choice. The more modak pieces you cut, the denser your 3D craft will be.
Fold each modak piece precisely at the centre.
Without unfolding the modak shape, apply glue to one of its outer faces. Place a second folded modak shape on top of the first one, ensuring both modak shapes align at the edges.
Press the pair of modak shapes together to secure them in place.
Continue sticking all the pieces in a similar fashion, making sure the edges align well, and press firmly each time.
Finally, apply glue to one of the outer faces of the last modak shape. Bring the two outermost faces together and press firmly to glue them in place.
Carefully open up the paper flaps to transform your project into a three-dimensional paper modak craft. Since we’ve used cardstock, the flaps will be more rigid, making your paper modak sturdier.
Make as many as you like!
Your paper Modaks is now ready to be displayed for the Vinayakar Chaturthi celebration.
Cut and Paste Ganesh Craft
Create a paper Ganesha craft, which is kid-friendly and comes with a downloadable template for colouring, cutting, and pasting. Kids will love the Illustrations and the simplicity of the activity.
You can get the Template here:
More Ganesh Chaturthi Crafts for kids
– Make the Vahana of lorn Ganesh: Paper mouse Craft
– Try a Toilet paper roll Ganesh craft
– Make a Ganesh craft using a paper plate
– Make a Paper lotus Craft
More 3D Paper Crafts for Kids
All of these crafts include free printable templates to simplify the process for you.
Download the Free printable Modal Template
There are 3 sizes of templates – 5cm, 7.5cm and 10 cm. There are also 2 Versions- half Modak and Full Modak Template
Wondering how to utilize the half-Modak template? This template is designed to simplify the cutting process and save you time. Simply fold your paper in half, align the half template along the folded edge, and proceed to cut.
As the paper is already folder, you can start glueing straightaway
Download the free modak template to get started!