Craft Activities for Kids

Range of art & craft activities for kids. Make cards, masks, gifts and toys using simple, even throw-away things; Crafts & art is fun, we’ll show you how

Indian Rangoli: Kolam, Muggu, Chowk Pujan

Indian Rangoli

Indian Rangoli – Rangoli, also known as Kolam or Muggu, 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. They are meant to be …

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Sarika Agrawal Flowers & Petals Textile Designs

Chikan or Chikankari Embroidery: The present form of chikan (meaning elegant patterns on fabric) work is associated with the city of Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh. Chikan embroidery on silk is Lucknow’s own innovation. The other chikan styles are that of Calcutta and Dacca. However, characteristic forms of stitch were developed in Lucknow: phanda and murri. Chikan embroidery is believed to …

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Banni or Heer Bharat (Gujarat) Embroidery: The Banni or Heer Bharat embroidery originates in Gujarat, and is practiced mainly by the Lohana community. It is done with silk floss (Heer means “silk floss”) and it is famous for its vibrancy and richness in color pallets & design patterns, which include shisha (mirror) work. Bagh and phulkari embroidery of the Punjab …

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Banjara Embroidery: Practiced by the Lambada gypsy tribes of Andhra Pradesh, Banjara embroidery is a mix of applique with mirrors and bead-work. Bright red, yellow, black and white colored cloth is laid in bands and joined with a white criss-cross stitch. The Banjaras of Madhya Pradesh who are found in the districts of Malwa and Nimar have their own style …

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Embroidery in India: Embroidery in India includes dozens of embroidery styles that vary by region and clothing styles. Designs in Indian embroidery are formed on the basis of the texture and the design of the fabric and the stitch. The dot and the alternate dot, the circle, the square, the triangle, and permutations and combinations of these constitute the design. …

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Sarika Agrawal Flowers & Petals Textile Designs

Kashida Embroidery: This embroidery belongs to Kashmir. Kashmiri shawls done with this work are world famous and Kaftans worked with this embroidery exquisite. A variety of Kashida embroidery is Raffugiri embroidery. In this both the sides of the cloth will look the same after the work is done. The motifs for the embroidery designs are taken from scenes of nature. …

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Zardozi Embroidery: Zardosi a must work seen in almost all bridal trousseau in India, weaves Indian Zardosi work motifs gold and silver thread onto the fabric to create very beautiful and intricate patterns. Earlier this work was affordable only to the rich but nowadays because of the many substitute materials used this work is widely available. The stitches used are …

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Kantha Embroidery: Kantha embroidery belongs to the state of West Bengal and is a very beautiful and very unique style of embroidery. Simple running stitches are used throughout this embroidery, which gives the cloth a very special texture which is a visual delight and very popular among Indian ladies. Scenes from the Indian legendary tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata and …

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