During the summer I was invited to take part in the Mela celebrations in the City of Nottingham. I provided the Kaleidoscope activity and Rangoli patterns for people of all ages and abilities to trace and decorate. Families were intrigued by the kaleidoscope, children created many patterns and their parents and carers were awe struck when taking photographs and videos on their mobile phone/cameras through the kaleidoscope.
Rangoli designs in India are often created outside peoples houses at Diwali and on special occasions. In India the beautiful Rangoli creations are made using coloured sand.
I took along these Rangoli patterns for people living in Mencap’s Homes to trace and decorate. We spent around two to three hours in each home so people were able to create their own pattern and decorate Rangoli patterns.