Rangoli patterns are often drawn on the floor by the front door to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.
I spoke to Ayla about Diwali and the Rangoli Pattern. She’s a little young to understand but I learnt some interesting facts! Ayla enjoyed the sensory experience of the salt and spent most of the time scooping and pouring. Salt is also really good for mark making so we also experimented with what makes we could make.
. Cooking Salt.
. Food Colouring.
. Ziplock bag.
. Baking tray.
. Tuff tray.
. You will need a ziplock bag for each colour you want to make.
. Divide the cooking salt between each bag.
. Add a few drops of food colouring to each bag.
. Zip the bag up (try to remove most the air first) and mix the colour into the salt. Add more food colouring if you aren’t happy with the colour.
. When the colours are as you wanted spread the salt onto a baking tray to dry.
. Once it’s dry you are ready to create you pattern.
. Communication and Language.
. Physical Development.
. Understanding the World.
. Expressive Arts and Design.