Hindu Mommy

October 18, 2006

Have your kids make Rangoli

Filed under: Arts and Crafts,Festivals,Hinduism,India,Kids — hindumommy @ 10:51 pm

Rangoli is the traditional design outside most Indian homes created with rice flour.

There are different forms of rangoli including dot rangoli, line rangoli and flower rangoli.

This year I wanted to make the rangoli creation process more kid friendly

Here are 2 methods that I tried to make rangoli with the kids

– Used colored sand on a stainless steel plate. More messier but looked like the real rangoli until it got messed up while my kids were trying to make it even more prettier 🙂

– Used sidewalk chalk on sandpaper. Relatively easy, less messy and the effect is similar to drawing on the ground

Here’s how it looks


Go ahead – give it a try and have fun decorating !



  1. I wanted to say a quick thank you for all of your very informational posts. I read everyday, but have yet to comment. I have several HIndu friends and have been to India myself. I find the culture very endearing. I have wanted to give rangoli a try, but haven’t known of a good design to try out. Happy Diwali to you, and thanks again for all of the great posts!

    Comment by Deana — October 19, 2006 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  2. Looks apart, it is very good for concentration which is very good for mental health.

    Comment by Hiren — October 19, 2006 @ 1:29 am | Reply

  3. great post – good way to improve soft motor skills of kids and get them into diwali spirit

    Comment by Anonymous — October 19, 2006 @ 8:47 am | Reply

  4. Good Ideas! will try some of them. I check the blog every day. Cool and interesting stuff.

    Comment by Priyanka — October 19, 2006 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  5. Have your kids make Rangoli

    Have your kids make Rangoli posted at IndianPad.com

    Trackback by IndianPad — October 20, 2006 @ 2:36 am | Reply

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