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Art ideas for India project?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by cb52, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Has anyone done any good art work with India as the theme? Got great ideas for project and want to do some super art work with the children! Many thanks.
  2. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    What about silk painting?
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

  4. You could also look at Rangoli patterns. Could be tried with coloured material - sand, flour, rice grains, chalk, or pretty much whatever you fancy! Most are symmetrical so it lends itself well to ict graphic programs and has good maths links too.
    There are loads of examples on google to get their ideas going.
  5. We have made elephants from modroc
  6. Takeaway-Resources

    Takeaway-Resources New commenter

    Rangoli patterns are good, I've also designed Mendhi patterns with children for hands/feet
  7. WE ARE DOING INDIA AS OUR TOPIC AT THE MO. It is a termly topic first half we did rangolli pattern and use sand to decorate them. Next half term we are going to use our rangolli patterns to make cushions. Children love it.
  8. Thank you so much! Sounds brilliant dont suppose you could share planning as not sure how to go about this!
  9. hell, how can u use sand to make rangoli pattens? i have done this before with beads but dont have any at the min?

  10. You could look at the Hindu festival of Diwali and make some small Diwa lamps out of clay and decorate them with colour, glitter, sequins etc and put a tealight in them. Mehndi patterns are great too as they are very intricate. This could be done using the outline of the childs hand and this outline can be decorated. You could relate this to weddings as Mehndi is a key part of both Hindu and Muslim weddings in India. Rangoli patterns could be decorated with tissue paper, coloured rice, lentils, coloured sand (stuck down with PVA) or glitter. You could also look at the celebration of Holi http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/holi.html This is to do with the seeing out of Winter and the promise of spring. Hope that helps!

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