Bonding on the floor -- Easy-do Rangoli ideas!
Created by Shikha Batra Updated on Sep 27, 2017
With the festive season in full swing, it’s not just about lights, but also about colors. With the usual and mundane routine getting a vibrant makeover, why not make your home reflect your mood, too? One lovely way to add a dash of color, is to create beautiful Rangoli patterns. It is also a great way to bond with your child. Involve him in this fun art session, and get his creative juices flowing.
What Is Rangoli?
Rangoli means ‘layers of colors’. It is a traditional folk art and is considered an auspicious and symbolic decoration to welcome guests, and to generate positive energies. It is known by various names throughout India – Kolam in Tamil Nadu, Alpana in West Bengal, and Muggu in Andhra Pradesh, among various others. The designs that are created can be either simple geometric patterns, images of deities, or complex floral patterns, too. Let the creativity flow!
Easy Rangoli Ideas For Diwali
Every year, Rangoli is created with flowers, grains, paints, dry flour and colored sand. This year, why not try something different? Our proparent blogger Shikha Batra shares two lovely Rangoli ideas. And a great bonus - the ingredients can be preserved to be used year after year. Try these ideas out, and tell us if you loved them!
Paper Quilling Rangoli
Things You Will Need For Paper Quilling Rangoli
- Quilling paper strips/ 0.5 cm thick long strips made from thin chart paper
- Quilling tool
- Decorative chart paper
- Double tape
Method To Make Paper Quilling Rangoli
- Cut out a circle shape on a piece of cardboard, the size of which depends on the size of Rangoli you want to make.
- Cover this cardboard piece with a colored chart paper, preferably a light shade. A silver colored paper base has been used in this Rangoli.
- With the help of a quilling tool and different colored quilling strips make closed coils, tight coils, teardrop shapes – you may refer to quilling instructions on the Internet
- Once all your pieces are ready, you could arrange these on the cut out using your creativity and imagination
- In the end, stick these pieces one by one with a glue stick or some Fevicol
- Cover the outer edge with diyas pasted along the shape with a double tape
- When lit, these diyas will brighten your home and amp up its décor
Lakshmi Mata Pada Cardboard Rangoli
Things You Will Need To Make Lakshmi Mata Pada Cardboard Rangoli
- Red velvet paper
- Green chart paper
- Colored stones/beads for decoration
- Fevicol/glue stick
Method To Make Lakshmi Mata Pada Cardboard Rangoli
- Cut out a square piece of cardboard, the size of which depends on the size of Rangoli you want to make
- Cover one side with green chart paper
- Draw Lakshmi Mata Pada on red velvet sheet and cut these out along the outline
- Paste these as shown in the picture
- Decorate with stones and beads
Parentune Tip: Adult supervision, at all times, is advised, especially when your child is working with scissors and lighting the diyas.
Indulging in any creative activity together is a great way for you to bond with your child. It is also an opportunity for your child to give her imagination a free rein. We hope you have a wonderful Rangoli session together. May these ideas add cheer to your home and holidays.Wishing you all a very happy Diwali!
We would love to hear about your craft and décor experiments and experiences. Share them with us in the comments section!
| Oct 15, 2017
great ideas.. really useful
| Oct 06, 2017
thank u so much Puloma and Debashree for ur feedback! I am glad u both liked it!
| Oct 06, 2017
Hello Shikha, thanks for an excellent blog... your vivid description and picturesque narrative technique is definitely a joy for all of your fellow parents... !!
| Oct 04, 2017
really wonderful idea , this going to help me this Dewali. Thanks a lot.
| Sep 28, 2017
fellow parents do share your feedback. also please share other unique Rangoli ideas with us . Thanks!!
| Nov 01, 2016
Thank u Ekta Malik for your feedback. I am glad u find my ideas useful!
| Oct 31, 2016
Very nice Shikha.... it was very helpful .....
| Oct 29, 2016