Rangoli Crafts

It is a tradition of Diwali to create beautiful rangoli at the entrance to the house. You may not be able to do the same, but the kids can certainly have a go at one of our rangoli crafts using a variety of materials and mediums.

Creating Your Own Rangoli

Your children may be inspired to create their own rangoli design - or they may need extra help. Talk about how the designs are usually symmetrical and geometric. Examine the sort of motifs, symbols and colours used and search online for rangoli images to give you ideas.

For younger children, it may be best for you to draw the outline of a simple design and ask the children to colour it in.

Older children can draw their own outline freehand, or use one of our grid papers to create a design. The advantage of using a grid paper is that the design can then easily be transferred onto a larger surface.

Example 1: some fantastic grid designs to inspire you.

Example 2: more grid designs

Alternatively, use one of our Rangoli colouring pages for inspiration or to trace.

Chalk Rangoli

Chalk Rangoli

Even the youngest children will enjoy creating their own chalk rangoli designs. First, use a white chalk to outline your patterns, or to draw dots to form a grid. Then use coloured chalks or poster paint to fill in the design.

Coloured Sand Rangoli

Coloured Sand Rangoli

You may be able to buy coloured rice for your rangoli projects. If not, coloured sand (available from craft stores) makes a good alternative. You can also die your own coloured salt, by simply mixing cheap table salt with food colouring and then spreading it out to dry.

Outdoor Rangoli

Outdoor Rangoli

Sarah and Jack really enjoyed this outdoor rangoli craft, and I think you will agree that the result was lovely to look at.

More Rangoli Inspiration

Rangoli of the goddess Lakshmi made with dal, coloured rice and dried petals
Rangoli of the goddess Lakshmi made with dal, coloured rice and dried petals

Beautiful butterfly rangoli
This beautiful butterfly rangoli has been created using flower petals on grass!

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Rangoli Colouring Pages
Rangoli Colouring Pages

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