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Playdough Rangoli

Rangoli patterns come in all shapes and sizes but are often symmetrical, using designs taken from nature – for example, flowers and birds.

With this activity you’ll be

  • measuring ingredients to make the playdough
  • investigating reflection and symmetry as you design your pattern

A Rangoli is a type of art traditionally created on the floor. During Diwali, Hindus use the colourful patterns and designs (made using rice and sand) to encourage the goddess Lakshmi into their homes.