Celebrate Diwali with our fun craft DIY Rangoli artwork at home with the kids.
Rangoli artworks are patterns created on the ground using materials such as coloured rice, flour, sand or flower petals. Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes or flower and petal shapes. Rangoli is thought to bring good luck and is traditionally created during Diwali.
What is Diwali?
Diwali or 'Dipavali' is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every Spring in southern hemisphere. Diwali is typically celebrated by to mark different historical events and stories, all symbolising the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. Those celebrating the festival also light candles and decorate their houses with colourful rangoli artworks.
What you will need:
Liquid craft glue (kid friendly)
Food colouring (up to 4 different colours)
Zip lock bags
Rangoli design - CLICK HERE to download
How to make your Rangoli artwork:
1. Combine salt and a few small drops of food colouring in a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake until all of the salt is coloured. Repeat this step using different food colouring to create up to 4 different coloured salt bags. Make sure you give your coloured salt time to dry before using.
2. Print out your Rangoli stencil on to white cardboard.
3. Paint a thin layer of craft glue on to the Rangoli stencil in small sections.
4. Sprinkle coloured salt onto the glued sections. Once salt is covering the glue, allow it to dry for a few minutes.
5. Sweep the excess salt away from your Rangoli stencil.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 across different sections of your Rangoli stencil using different colours until your design is complete.
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Be part of our Community Rangoli Artwork in centre on Saturday 26 October from 11am - 2pm. Click here
for more information.