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Age Range: 7-11 | 5-7
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T

Design a rangoli/kolam

Make patterns using sand and add colour and detail

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, by making rangolis/kolams. These are bright and colourful designs that are usually made on the floor, or on a board which can be moved to where they are displayed. They are placed to welcome the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of wealth -  into a house and are thought to bring good luck.

This is one of a series of resources designed to allow learners to use the theme of Diwali to develop their knowledge and skills in design and technology, and art. This resource focusses on understanding the characteristics of, and making patterns using sand and other materials.

Download the free activity sheets below.

And don’t forget to share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETEducation or via email at Your submissions will be shared in our online gallery!

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