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How To Make Rangoli On Water With Powder

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Make Rangoli On Water With Powder

Rangoli is a popular art in India. People draw colorful Rangolis to welcome their relatives and friends and to decorate their house, particularly on special occasions like weddings and Diwali. Rangloli has some religious and cultural significance too, as beautifying the surroundings is associated with spreading happiness and joy all around. Rangolis are generally drawn on the floor of a house’s entrance or in the center of a yard. But these days, the latest fashion is to draw a Rangoli on water with powder. Here at OneHowTo.com, we will give you step by step instructions on how to make rangoli on water with powder.

Between 30 & 45 minutes medium difficulty


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Steps to follow:


Before you start making your Rangoli on water or even on the ground, you should have your design ready in your mind. If you are drawing a Rangoli for the first time, try to keep it as simple as possible. If you go wrong with any stroke, the entire Rangoli may end up looking messy and unclean.


Although you can make your water Rangoli in a steel, plastic or any other bowl too, it is better to use a transparent glass bowl, as it will give a fantastic 3D effect to your creation.

How To Make Rangoli On Water With Powder - Step 2
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Take one transparent bowl, and apply oil on it generously. Since this oil will not mix with the water that you pour in the bowl, it will prevent your Rangoli powders from messing up.

How To Make Rangoli On Water With Powder - Step 3

Draw your Rangoli design on this plate, and wait for some time, allowing the Rangoli powders to get completely absorbed in the oil. Here are some easy templates you can copy. You can easily learn to make Rangoli with dots, as it's one of the simplest designs.

How To Make Rangoli On Water With Powder - Step 4

Now, you can pour some more oil on the plate to make the powders wet. The oil should be poured slowly from the sides, so that it does not disturb the design you have made on the plate.


Place this bowl inside the bowl full of water. Don’t worry. Your Rangoli will stay as it is, as you have mixed oil in it, and it will not mix with water.


Your Rangoli on water is ready. Be prepared to receive lots of compliments from your admirers, and some nasty looks of jealousy from your foes.

You can also learn how to make Rakhi from waste material or a Diwali lantern.

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  • You can also try drawing your rangoli design with your fingers dipped in oil and then adding the water in the bowl. Try it out!
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