How to Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati


Simple DIY Tutorial to Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati at Home

Here is a simple tutorial to help you make thermocol temple for Ganpati. Ganpati is a time for celebration, a time when every household is filled with devotion. Most of us bring Ganpati Bappa to our home and preparations for the same begin way before it.

We clean our home, decide on the theme we want and plan the decor. Some of us buy decorative items and makhar for lord Ganesh from the market but many of us like to prepare them at home. Check out our DIY tutorial on how to make thermocol makhar for Ganpati.


(Tutorial and photograph courtesy of Ajay Potdar‎)

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 1


Take measurements and decide the size of your thermocol pooja temple for Ganpati.

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 2

Draw the design of the pooja makhar on a paper.

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 3

Use a scissor to cut out the design.

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati at Home Step 4

Trace the design that you made on the paper on to your thermocol sheet.

How to Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 5


Use a hot knife or a thermocol cutter for cutting the thermocol sheet.

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 6


Assemble the back of the thermocol makhar. Pin the cutouts on to it.

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 7

Carve a nice border on to it.

Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati Step 8

Mix chalk powder, glue and water to make a paste and apply on the thermocol. Let it dry before carving on it.

Make Thermocol Temple for GanpatiStep 9

Start painting, add a base colour to your thermocol makhar for Ganpati.

Make Thermocol Temple for GanpatiStep 10

Add more colour to your temple.

Make Thermocol Temple for GanpatiStep 11

Let the first coat dry before adding more.

Make Thermocol Temple for GanpatiStep 12

Colour all the different parts of the makhar and then paste them together.

Make Thermocol Temple for GanpatiStep 13

Your thermocol makhar is ready. So, this is how you make thermocol temple for Ganpati. Do try this at home and have a wonderful Ganpati.

One thought on “How to Make Thermocol Temple for Ganpati

  1. I am very much interested as I live outside of India it is hard for me to buy mandir but your site is very useful for me thank you and keep doing it.

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