Name of Rangoli Design: Muggulu with Dots Rangoli Designs #8
Surface to Draw Rangoli: You can create your Muggulu on the front door entrance, sidewalks of the main door entrance, corners of the house.
Materials Required: To make the outline of the Muggulu Designs, you can use rice flour, chalk powder, or white rangoli powder. Using white for outlining is considered sacred because white signifies purity, innocence, peace, and simplicity. Make your Muggulu freehand by taking the rangoli material between your thumb and forefingers and letting it flow freehand. If you are not comfortable freehand, use a mehndi cone or a tube.
Step 1 to 4: Creating 4-2 Dot Grid
As we always do, the first four steps for this Muggulu creation will involve creating a 4-2 dot rangoli grid. Follow steps 1 to 4 to design the dot grid on the surface. Our 4×2 Muggulu will be created around these dots. As shown in Step 1, make 4 dots verticall and add another 4 dots parallel to the first 4 dots (see image of Step 2).
Finally your 4×2 dot grid should look like Step 4 above.
Steps 5 to 18: Start Creating Muggulu with 4×2 Dots
Draw a slanting line on the 4-2 grid as shown in step 6 and continue following the subsequent steps. Closely watch step 10. It is time now to draw curved lines at the end of the lines as shown in the steps 14 to 18.
Steps 19 to 28: Making the Lotus Pattern around the Muggulu
Now that you are at the step 19 of the Muggulu drawing, follow the red arrow pointer and start designing the flower petals at the four corners of the Muggu as shown in steps 19 to 24. Connect the adjoining lotuses with petals as displayed in steps 25 to 28.
Steps 29 to 39: Finishing the Muggulu
You are at the final stages of creating Muggulu. Follow the steps 29 to 39 and start decorating the petals with curved lines inside and outside the outlines.
Congratulations! You have successfully designed another Muggulu with dots. Wasn’t that easy?
Hope you liked it. Keep checking our website for more Muggulu and Kolams designs with dots.
How to make rangoli coloured powder at home?
You can either buy readymade rangoli powder from the market or you can make it on your own. Traditionally women used household items from the kitchen to make rangoli/muggulu/kolam designs. Using household items, such as rice flour powder, haldi, Kumkum, gulal, spices, grains, for rangoli designing is considered auspicious.
You can use either the rice flour or salt to make the rangoli coloured powder. Take rice flour or salt in a container with lid. Add food colour and vinegar to it. Cover the container with lid and shake it well until the blend gets mixed up well. Finally spread the mixture on a clean cloth or a newspaper and let it dry.