The Diwali Crafts for Kids series continues with a beautiful and “classic” Paper Craft – Paper Quilled Rangoli Patterns! We adore paper quilling – it is such a fabulous mindfulness craft, that let’s you switch off and create beautiful things. A wonderful way to instill calm and thoughtfulness to Diwali.
This paper rangoli is perfect for slightly older kids who are able to work a little more methodically and neatly. If you want to have a Rangoli Craft for Preschool, try our fantastic Paper Plate Rangoli Craft!
If you love Paper Quilling, we have a list of extensive paper quilling projects for you to try!
Paper Quilled Rangoli – Materials
- Paper quilling strips – though you can cut your own, especially if working with younger papers
- Craft paper – for gluing your Rangoli too
- Slotted quilling tool – though a toothpick can work as well
- Craft glue
How to Paper Quill a Rangoli Pattern for kids
Creating different quilling shapes
Step -1: Select a color for the center of the quilled rangoli pattern and take a long quilling strip. Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the whole strip tightly.
Step -2:Take the coil out of the tool and place it on a flat surface and allow it to loosen up freely.
Step – 3: Select more strips for the next layer of the rangoli. I’m using blue colored strips.
Step – 4: Quill some loose coils with the blue strips.
Step – 5: Take a loose coil and press the coil on any one point to form a teardrop shape. Glue the open end to secure the shape.
Step – 6: Similarly prepare the rest of the loose coils. Use different colored quilling strips to create more teardrop shapes.
Creating your Quilled Rangoli Pattern – layerings
Step – 7: Use more strips to create different shapes. You can go for basic lens shape, tight coils, twirl shapes.
Step – 8: Prepare a piece of paper (white or cream will be great!). Glue the first loose coil on the center of the paper.
Step – 9: Grab teardrop (or lens) shapes for the next layer and glue them around the center shape.
Step – 10: For the third layer glue the selected shapes in between the shapes of the previous layer.
Completing the Rangoli Quilled Decoration
Step – 11, 12, 13, 14: Continue to glue the prepared quilled shapes to create the quilled rangoli pattern. Make sure to keep the design and the color combination nice and sound.
Step -15: Once you’re satisfied with the quilled rangoli pattern, use scissors to cut a round zigzag border around the quilled design.
Your Paper Quilled Rangoli is done! Sit back and admire!
Isn’t it pretty?
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Check out the rest of our easy Kids’ Diwali Crafts collection: