We had a great time with this project. Rangoli art is so colorful and pastels are a lot of fun to create with on paper. Some children opted out of the jewels and sand, but most used all materials provided. They all really enjoyed the texture of the pastels. We'll be cutting these out after the glue dries and will mount on colorful paper. It was helpful to have the large images in the previous post to show the children. We sailed through the script and just highlighted the art forms, life in India and how even with such diverse religions, they all seem to agree that Rangoli is a great way to celebrate any special occasion.
Edward Eager June 20, 1910 Author of * Mouse Manor (1952) * Playing Possum (1955) * Half Magic (1954) * Knight's Castle (1956) * Magic By the Lake (1957) * The Time Garden (1958) * Magic Or Not? (1959) * The Well-Wishers (1960) * Seven-Day Magic (1962)