This year, due to Covid, there will be no Dussehra Mela. But we will still celebrate Dussehra. So, we will make our own mini Ravan with paper and cardboard. And you will see – it is really simple and fun to make.

Celebrate this Dussehra with your own Ravan

Material Required:-

Step by Step Instructions:-

Time Needed: 30 minutes.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare the mid body

    Take an empty cardboard roll and make 2 opposite holes towards one of the edges of the roll.
    Cover the roll from both sides with cardboard pieces.

  2. Make and attach the legs and arms

    Now make two thin paper rolls and attach to the other side of the cardboard roll with the 2 holes. These 2 paper roles will make the legs of Ravana.
    Use a long thin paper roll and pass this roll through the 2 holes created in the cardboard roll to make the arms. Fold the arms in the desired posture.

  3. Make the dress

    Prepare a paper cone and then trim the cone from both top and bottom to make the dress of Ravan. Now attach this dress to the body of the Ravan by passing the body through this cone. (As shown in the video)

  4. Time to attach the head of the Ravan

    Make 2 paper rolls. One to the size of the head and the other on a little thinner.
    Use the thinner role to make the neck and attach it on top of the Raavan’s body. Attach the larger role on top of this neck to make the head.
    Cut out a piece of paper in the shape of the crown for the Ravan.

  5. Make the other 9 heads

    Since the Ravan has 10 heads, we need to prepare another 9 heads with large paper rolls in the same manner. We don’t need the neck piece for these rest of heads.

  6. Painting

    Paint the entire Ravan and the other 9 heads in your favorite colors.

  7. Complete the Ravan by attaching all heads

    Attach all the balance 9 heads to the main head of Ravan. You can use Fevicol or Stapler to fix these heads.
    Alternatively, you can also use a thick paper stick at the back to support all of these heads in the same row.

  8. Decoration

    Decorate the Ravan with material of your choice to make it look cool. Attach a cardboard sword and shield to complete the look.

Finally, I burnt this Ravan on Dussehra as well. It was a lot of fun.

Ravan Dahan on Dussehra

Try making this at home and enjoy your Dussehra! Share your pictures with us on our Facebook Group!

Sparsh Mahajan

I love to create new stuff - art, craft, stories, etc. and I love to LEARN!!!

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