It's that time of the year again where Ganapati Bappa is making his way into our homes and hearts to craft happiness and memories. Did you know he's considered the god of wisdom and prosperity? And do you know what the god of wisdom and prosperity would say to us if he can see how we're butchering our planet's prosperity with the wisdom that there is no alternative for Earth.

Think about this when you're purchasing your idols, or gifts or festive clothing this year. Would you like to be a wise, eco-friendly and conscious consumer that's mindful of his actions and purchases or an ignorant citizen who has no regard to our environment whatsoever?

So make the choice to celebrate the evergreen Ganesha with an eco-friendly and sustainable DIY Ganesha that you can make at home yourself.

Don’t worry, we got you covered. If you are worried about how to make a Ganesha at home, we are here to walk you through some simple steps you can follow and make your Clay idol at home. So come, do this step by step with us.

Step 1

Divide the clay as shown in the image.

Step 2

Flatten the piece of clay to make the base in such a way it can accommodate the idol on top. Place a toothpick in the centre for the stomach and face. This will ensure the idol stays together. Use water to add moisture wherever necessary while shaping the clay.

Step 3 -

Roll out two pieces of clay for the leg as seen below. To get the shape of the feet, lightly press at the bottom.

Step 4

Attach the legs to the body

Step 5

Roll out two pieces of clay to make the hands and bend as shown in the image

Step 6

Attach the arms to the body

Step 7

Take the round ball of clay set aside for the head, shape it nicely and place it on top of the stomach

Step 8

Make the ears and trunks of the Ganesh. Flatten two pieces of clay to get the shape of ears while rolling out a long piece of clay to get the trunk

Step 9

Add some extras to your ganesh such as a crown, a cap for the head. Using a toothpick, make further details on the idol, like the eyes, the jewellery.

It's that simple. So get creative at home and make your Ganesh with Clay. Do tag us at @ourbetterplanet_ so we can see your creations as well.

August 22, 2022 — Our Better Planet