India Crafts

India Elephant Art Project

Within Indian culture elephants are highly treasured.  Painted elephants are common at celebrations and festivals and make their appearace across many Indian art forms.  You can complete this art project with any symbol of India, but the elephant makes for a stunning result. Materials: Elephant Template Black Construction Paper White Sand or Fine Glitter Sequins, Glue,...

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Lotus Flower Sand Painting

The lotus is the national flower of India and is found throughout many different artworks and customs.  While sand painting can be done with any picture, this lotus flower is a great beginner project.   Materials: Lotus Flower Template Colored Sand Glue Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:           Art Project Tutorial: ...

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Indian Design Project

Art and textile in India often features intricate designs and patterns.  Paisleys, mandalas and other symmetrical designs can be found on walls, fabrics, and even displayed in the temporary staining of skin with henna.  This project explores a method of transferring designs that might be too difficult to draw by hand,...

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India Textile Painting

Within Indian culture elephants are highly treasured.  Painted elephants are common at celebrations and festivals and make their appearace across many Indian art forms.  You can complete this art project with any symbol of India, but the elephant makes for a stunning result. Materials: Scrap Fabric (We used white cotton) Gel Glue Acrylic Paint Cardboard or...

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Taj Mahal Art Project

This Taj Mahal art project is a great way to introduce children to ink transfer using bleeding tissue paper.  This technique is not only fun, but the result is a stunning color combination as the inks blend together. Students as young as preschool age can make stunning recreations with just...

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