Introduction: Indo-Western Halloween

Rangoli, is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali(Deepawali), Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals.

Here I blend in the Halloween from the west with the Indian concept of Rangoli. This rangoli was made from colored sand particles.

The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck. Design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. It is traditionally done by women. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations and other similar milestones and gatherings.

Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, or flower and petal shapes (appropriate for the given celebrations), but they can also be very elaborate designs crafted by numerous people. The base material is usually dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour. Chemical colors are a modern variation. Other materials include colored sand and even flowers and petals, as in the case of flower rangolis.

Step 1: Requirements

1. Colors ( Colored sands or add any dry color in some dry flour to make the color)




2. Any base to draw your masterpiece like a table, floor,glass.

3. Pencil/pen to draw over the colors.

here i have used marble powder based color and a side table with a black top glass.

Step 2: Make the Base

Add the base color on the base in this case , Blue .

Step 3: Draw the Moon

Make the moon by adding white color over the base as shown.

You can first make an outline using a pencil over the color and then fill the circle.

Step 4: Drawing the Bat

Outline the bat as shown over the moon.

Step 5: The Remainder Drawing

Draw a cat in a haunted house using minimal artistic qualities.

Step 6: Add Black Color to Make It Halloweeny

Fill your masterpiece with black color.

To make black color I have grinned coal with the white powder.

Step 7: Show Your Writing Skills

Now write Happy Halloween or any Message you want to in your masterpiece with white to contrast the background.


Here , grab a torch , switch off all the lights and now play.

Focus the torch one on the moon and see the effect as in picture 1

Picture 2 : add few more lights on the sides

Picture 3: fous the cat.

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