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Diwali DIY: How to make a Kolam (Rangoli) design

Kolam / Rangoli DIY Tutorial!

Yesterday was Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights. It’s a holiday that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair. One of my favorite Diwali activities is to make a Kolam (or Rangoli) design with dyed rice.

Kolam / Rangoli DIY Tutorial!

Kolam (Rangoli) I made this year, 2014

Kolam designs can be made with dyed rice (as I do), flower petals, or colored sand (similar to mandalas). They seem complex, but are really a simple and fun craft to make, and would be a good craft for kids as well (with a simpler pattern such as a flower). This tutorial will teach you how to make your own!

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