Our Kids Diwali Craft mini series continues. Today’s topic is a Rangoli – the traditional pattern arts usually created with coloured sand, flour, petals or rice. We are making an easy Paper Plate Rangoli Craft! A great way to introduce children into this old tradition of Rangoli making at Diwali and other Hindu festivals. Paper Plate Crafts really rock! This Paper Plate Rangoli, is also a wonderful way to discuss colours, shapes and pattern making. Great for building those maths skills in young minds! Check out the rest of our Kids’ Diwali Ideas! From Easy Paper Lanterns to DIYAs for kids!
Paper Plate Rangoli Craft
Paper Plate Rangoli – Supplies:
- Paper Plate
- Colored craft papers
- Craft glue
How to make your Rangoli Kids Craft
Watch the DIY Rangoli Video or follow the step by step instructions below!
Select 5 to 6 colored craft papers for this project. Select each color for one shape. Trace the shapes on the craft papers with a pencil and cut them out nicely.
Grab the paper plate, the shape cut outs and the craft glue. I glued a round shape cut out on the center of the plate.
For the next layer I used the triangle cut outs. I kept the pointy edge facing outwards.
For the third layer I used square cut outs. I glued each square in the gap between 2 triangles from the previous step.
Did another layer of triangles but this time glued them with the pointy edge facing towards (the center). Just keep adding more shapes until the paper is filled. Remember, the more colourful and more shapes you add to the rangoli the better it will turn out!
This is the fun part; it gives the paper plate rangoli a more festive look. Use scissors to cut out a zigzag border on the plate.
Allow the glue to dry or add more details if you want to.
What do you think? Isn’t this a nice Paper Plate Rangoli Craft?! So simple, so cute.. great for maths skills and colour recognition work too! Love!
Do check out the Diwali Paper Lantern
The adorable DIYA Candle Holders
Or check out our full sets Luminaries and Candle Holders that may have many ideas suitable for Diwali: