Rangoli – Folk Art from India

RANGOLI

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

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Third grade results

Duration

  • 45 minutes

Level

  • Third/Fourth/Fifth/Sixth grade

Objectives

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

Materials

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