Rangoli – Folk Art from India


Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali and other Indian festivals. Photo credit: Pon Malar


Third grade results


  • 45 minutes


  • Third/Fourth/Fifth/Sixth grade


  • Learning about Indian folk art
  • Learning about pattern and texture, elements of art
  • Learning a new technique


  • Construction paper
  • Oil pastels
  • Chalk
  • Sand
  • Paint

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