Rangoli Patterns - Diwali craft for kids

Encourage your little ones to learn about other cultures with this colourful Diwali craft for kids. We'll explore the popular Diwali Rangoli Patterns made during the Indian festival of light in a fun and super-duper easy way! Scroll on down for your kids Rangoli templates and get started.

Diwali Rangoli Patterns

For today's craft project, we're traveling to India to learn about Diwali Rangoli Patterns! So, pack up your art supplies, make sure to have your passport ready, and let's go!

Art projects work like a charm to get little ones interested in learning about other cultures. This hands-on activity is a great way to explore India's culture and its festivities while keeping the kids having fun. Check out out coloured rice Rangoli patterns craft too!

What are Rangoli patterns?

Rangoli is an art form in India. It consists of making geometric designs on the floor using coloured sand, petals, flour, or even rice. It's an old and beloved tradition to make this during Diwali and other popular Hindu festivals. 

We are not using any ingredients like flour or sand today, so there's no need to worry about cleaning up afterward. 

We are keeping it simple today by using paper to make this bright and colourful kids Rangoli craft. We've added a template you can use to colour in the shapes to create your own Rangoli pattern or you can trace and cut out each shape in different coloured papers. Both options look equally eye catching! 

Diwali Rangoli Patterns - Diwali Craft for Kids

Rangoli crafts for kids - Supplies:

  • Printable rangoli template
  • Coloured paper
  • Paper plate
  • Coloured pencils, markers, crayons.
  • Glue
  • Scissors

There are two different rangoli pattern crafts that you can make using these supplies.

Paper plate Rangoli craft for kids - Instructions:

STEP 1: Print out our Rangoli printable template.

Let's begin! Scroll down below and get our awesome Rangoli template. Just download it for free, print it out, and let's get to the fun part.

Once you have printed out the templates you need to decide whether you want to do the Rangoli craft made using various coloured papers or the colouring in craft where you can add your own patterns. 

The directions below are for the paper Rangoli patterns craft. 

rangoli patterns printable template

STEP 2: Cut & Trace

Using paper scissors, start cutting each shape from the template. Then, trace the shape onto different coloured papers of your choice. Keep the template design nearby and use it as a guide.

Printable Diwali rangoli patterns template

kids rangoli

STEP 3: Put your Rangoli together!

Now you are going to put the shapes together. Sort them in size order. Start by placing the largest shape onto the paper plate with glue and then continue gluing each shape on top of one another, going from the largest to the smallest.  

Use the images below as a guide. 

paper rangoli craft for kids

rangoli craft for kids

paper plate rangoli craft for kids

Diwali craft for kids

Rangoli craft for kids

Alternative Option - Rangoli Colouring Page

If you don't want to use coloured papers, no problem! You can always make this same craft by using the template as a Rangoli colouring page. Just take the pencils, markers or crayons and invite your little ones to colour in each shape within the outlined sections. You could also add some of your own patterns too! 

Remember to choose bright, bold colours. 

Rangoli patterns colouring page

Kids rangoli colouring page


To download these Diwali Rangoli Patterns for free click on the link below and use the discount code: rangoli. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

diwali rangoli patterns

The result of this Rangoli craft for kids is just so pretty! And making your own creative Diwali rangoli patterns is a great way to start teaching little ones all about other cultures and the world around them. After all, understanding, respecting, and celebrating different cultures is a bridge for a happier world!

Diwali craft for kids. Kids rangoli patterns colouring page and template.

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