We celebrated Holi this weekend with my daughter and her friends. Holi is the Indian festival of color- a festival that celebrates the victory of good and evil and a celebration of spring and harvests to come. The ritual of Holi is throwing colored water and powders on friends and family. During this festival the country is painted in vibrant colors. Here are some images from our celebration.
The colors we used were all natural 'Rang Dulaar" by eCoexist .
Here is some video of the fun that was had!
To continue the feeling of color and merriment today, we did a project on marbleizing paper. We used a mixture of cornstarch and water- about the consistency of thick buttermilk. We used tempera paints, added water to make them an inky consistency. We used a dropper to drop our diluted colors into the cornstarch solution. We started seeing the beautiful swirly patterns on the surface. We then gently placed our watercolor paper on the surface to 'catch the pattern'.
Here are some images from our explorations: