DIY: How to make eco-friendly Ganapati Idol

posted in: Festive recipes | 0

Ganesh Chaturthi is a round the corner.We pay our respects to Lord Ganesha,the remover of all obstacles.It is a time to thank Bappa for all his blessings.I feel blessed having visited Siddhivinayak temple, Lalbaug cha Raja and Dagdu sheth Ganpati during this 10 day long festival several times.I have always been in awe of the sculptors.As we miss the festival back home,we decided to bring Bappa home.This is a DIY: How to make eco-friendly Ganapati Idol at home in our small capacity.

Need for Eco-friendly ways

We always wanted Eco friendly Ganpati whenever we decided to do the sthapna.Our idol should not harm the environment. After all,God is kind enough to give us this beautiful world and its high time we take care of it.

Our idol should not harm the environment. After all,God is kind enough to give us this beautiful world and its high time we take care of it.

Playdough from food colors

You can also use this dough to make different structures like playdough.This can be a play activity for toddlers.However,ensure parent supervision always with play dough.

Below is a recipe of dough for our eco-friendly Ganesha.

All ingredients are commonly available at home.We have used edible food colors and cake rainbow sprinkles along with little thread.Last year we made the idol using cream of tartar.Click here to see how to do it.However,it may not be in pantry of all readers.Hence,we are making this idol using vinegar and flour this time.

DIY: How to make eco-friendly Ganapati Idol

Homemade dough for Ganapati idol (using vinegar)
Rate this recipe

Homemade dough for Ganapati idol (using vinegar)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • Food coloring(yellow,red,blue green)
  • Small thread for making the idol janeu
  • Cake sprinkles for making crown and eyes
  • Toothpick or skewers to hold the body together
  • Optional: Oil spray for finishing touch

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan in 3 parts.(orange, blue and green).Optionally you may use only 1 color of your choice.
  2. (For orange:mix yellow+red.
  3. For aqua: mix green+blue
  4. For sea green: mix blue+red)
  5. Stir over low heat for 7-8 minutes, until the mixture binds together.
  6. Allow the mix to cool, knead before use.Add few drops of oil if the dough is dry
  7. Shape the idol by using small parts of the dough and placing it together.Break and use a skewer to give support.Use cake sprinkles to decorate the crown,make eyes and laddoo
  8. Take some thread and tie it over the shoulder for Janeu or holy thread.
  9. Spray using oil spray to give it a final shine.

Note: If the dough is dry,add few drops of oil The idol might turn bit dry on day 3,use a cooking oil spray or cotton with oil and brush over the idol.

https://www.secondrecipe.com/diy-how-to-make-eco-friendly-ganapati-idol/

Click here to see top 10 recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi.

Also.click here to see more recipe videos.

Follow bhavana bhatia:
Latest posts from

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *