Name of Rangoli Design: Small & Simple Rangoli Kolam Design with Dots (3-3) Design #9
Surface to Simple Rangoli Kolam: Front door entrance, sidewalks of the main door entrance, corners of the house.
Materials Required: To make the outline of this rangoli Kolam, you can use rice flour, chalk powder, or white rangoli powder. Using white colour for outlining the Kolam is considered sacred because white signifies purity, innocence, peace, and simplicity. Make your Kolam 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.
Steps 1 to 3: Creating 3-3 dots
This Kolam design is based on 3×3 dot grid. So, once you have finalized the surface and arranged materials required for drawing the rangoli, we will start by drawing this 3×3 rangoli dot grid with white chalk powder. See images for steps 1 to 3.
Steps 4 to 22: Starting Kolam Design
If you see the images for steps 4 to 22 in the gallery, you will see that at step 5 of Kolam design we start with connecting two dots with a line. Continue doing the same thing as shown in images for steps 5 to 8. At step 8, you have a square shaped image. In steps 9 to 13, we will create leaf-shaped curves on each side of the square with the help of the outer untouched dots (see images). From steps 14 to 22 of this 3×3 Kolam design, we will draw curved inner and outer outlines for the petals that we created earlier on the square.
Steps 23 to 35: Continuing with the curved lines
Look at the steps 23 to 35 in the images with attention to the red pointer in the pictures. Make the changes in your rangoli Kolam as shown in the pictures until Step 35 of the Kolam designing.
Steps 36 to 48: Final Stages
You have completed all critical stages of rangoli designing around 3-3 dots, and this is the final stage. Keep following the red pointer in the images until you reach step 48.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed designing a 3×3 rangoli Kolam design on your own.
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How to make rangoli coloured powder at home?
You can either buy readymade rangoli powder from the market or 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.