Rangoli – Diwali S9

Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor. It is an integral part of Indian festivals. They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas of Hindu deities. The purpose of this colorful art is decoration and also considered that it brings good luck.

So, how about making some colored filling for rangoli patterns?

Well, in my Diwali – Series 9, I have dyed/colored rice recipe(from pinterest).


You can use sooji/semolina/farina for finer look 🙂

Let’s see what you need:




Food colors(gel)

To dye them:

Step 1: Fill ziplock with 2 cups of rice/sooji

Step 2: Add 2 tsp of vinegar

Step 3: Add the food color

Step 4: Lock it and mix it well.

Step 5: Dry them overnight or in the sun(20 minutes)

To use these, pick a rangoli pattern and draw with chalk.


Fill dyed/colored rice and use a paint brush to spread the grains evenly.

IMG_6651For finer look fill the pattern with colored Sooji.

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And here is the final look. Isn’t that beautiful?? It did enhance the simple pattern.


Here are some of my other free hand rangoli designs.

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