Eco Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi with Playdoh Ganesh!


Posted on September 1st, 2011

Wishing you all a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi! We had a divine celebration :) Lord Ganesh is our favourite deity and his namesake (dear hubby) was at home today! Hippee! What could be more fun than celebrating festivals with our family. Our LO joined us as we offered our prayers to the lord. Dear hubby taught him to chant “Om Ganeshaya Namaha”. This is how our 22 months toddler kept saying the verse. Am sure lord Ganesha would really be happy to hear this ;)

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Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival. We celebrate it as birthday of the elephant faced lord “Ganesh”. Hindus worship lord Ganesh before starting any venture.

Eco friendly Ganesh with Play-doh

Eco friendly Ganesh with Play-doh

Last year I made eco friendly wheat flour Ganesh Idol. This year, I made ganesh idol using play-doh! It came out very nice. “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle” is what is called “Going Green”. I am glad that I re-used the (kids) playdoh for making ganesh idol :)

Eco friendly Play-doh Ganesh

Eco friendly Play-doh Ganesh

Here is our play-doh ganesha sitting in the cozy pooja cabinet. I made fried modakam for prasadam. Will post it soon in My Scrawls. Keep checking out… :)

Lots of people like to celebrate festivals in an eco friendly way. I like to make eco friendly Ganesh idols using clay, wheat flour or with play-doh. I have documented the step by step procedure to make the play-doh Ganesh Idol. You can download it from here.

Enjoy making eco friendly Ganesha and have an wonderful festival :)

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4 Responses to “Eco Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi with Playdoh Ganesh!”

  1. notyet100 Says:

    Too good,happy festival

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  2. Ushagururajan Says:

    Padmasri,you are genius.You proved ur versatile.

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  3. Reena Says:

    Hi, nice post. Have you done your visarjan yet and if so, how did you do it? Just curious. This is our first year celebrating. We had made a playdough Ganesha as well.

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    • Anu Says:

      Thanks Reena, glad u liked the post. Yes, we did the “visarjan”. Playdough is soluble in water! We immersed ganesha in a bowl of water, allowed it to stand for some time and then gave a nice stir! :)

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