Today I’m sharing how to make rangoli on paper that you can use for Diwali or Navrathri at home. I have 4 ideas for you, so see what craft supplies you might have at home and jump right in!
In this year of Covid, it has become super important to keep my kids connected to our culture while at home- and small crafts like this are an easy way.
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What is Rangoli?
In India, Rangoli is an art, design or pattern commonly drawn on the floor or entrances to decorate your homes. You can use rice flour, flowers or colored chalk to make your Rangoli look beautiful!
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FREE Printable Rangoli design!
Grab the free printable! Before we start, either freehand or print the rangoli designs on paper. I have these Free Printable Rangoli designs that you can download here. Print them on regular paper or on thicker cardstock- whatever you have at home.
Supplies you might need:
Cardstock or any kind of thicker paper, liquid white glue, table salt, watercolors and a paint brush. Optionally you can use glitter, colored sands, dimensional paints or any acrylic paint you might have. Don’t have any of these? Simply grab your markers, pens and crayons and enjoy coloring it in!
4 ways to make Rangoli on paper
You can add salt + glue: My favorite way to decorate these Rangoli designs is by giving them dimension. Simply trace the outlines with a white glue of any kind, and then sprinkle salt all over it. Drop your watercolors onto this to create a soft blended color that is beautiful! This is a super easy craft that will even enthrall the kids.
You can add dimensional paint: If you have crafty supplies at home, like Nuvo drops, puffy paint, or glitter tubes like these, you can simply trace the Rangoli design with different colors to create a dimensional art. This can be reusable year after after.
You can add patterns and designs: This coloring page kept my tween busy as I challenged her to fill it up with circles and patterns. A great way to get them sitting for a chunk of time with their markers and create something beautiful.
You can color in the Rangoli: If you have younger kids at home, have them pull out their colored pencils or crayons and color in these Rangoli designs instead 🙂
Print these designs onto watercolor paper and paint them in. Or sprinkle different colors of glitter instead of the salt. There are so many variations you can do!
I hope you find these ideas and use them to decorate your home for the upcoming Diwali season!