Rangoli is an art form that began in India. Colored rice is formed into temporary art pieces on the ground usually at celebrations.
- Spray paint in several colors
- 1 cup of uncooked white rice per color
- 1 large Ziploc bag per color
- Put 1 cup of rice in a large Ziploc bag.
- Go outside and shake the paint can then spray a small amount onto the rice.
- Holding the bag closed, shake and move the rice around. Repeat until the rice is covered. Too much paint makes the rice sticky.
- Open bag wide and leave painted rice to dry.
- Paint other bags of rice and let dry.
- After they are dry, you can move them to small bags if you like.
- Once all the rice has dried completely, you are ready to create! Find a flat surface. It can be a floor or tabletop.
- Put a small amount of rice in the center and begin shaping.
- Use the curve of your hand to make shapes.
- Start in the center and work your way out.
- Add a second color and shape around the first color.
- You can widen a color by patting the rice. You can narrow a color by sliding the rice with your fingers.
- Try to keep each color side by side without overlapping.
- Keep adding shapes until you are happy with your design.
- After you try an abstract form, try to create other forms.