After rangoli with five dots , simple kolam with dots this post may have even simpler rangolis. Since we use only four dots these can be termed as very easy rangoli designs with dots . Probably we can try some design with three dots also and that would be mini rangoli designs. Please do not forget to like my Facebook page Rangoli sans dots
In an earlier post, I wrote that I would limit the number of dots to 5 and not less than that. However after drawing some with 5 dots, I wondered if I could try some rangolis with 4 dots that may be of help to beginners or learners. So this post is for very small rangoli with dots i.e four dots .
Now for some small size kolam with 4 dots
small rangoli with 4 dots
small floral rangoli with 4 dots !
small birds rangoli design with 4 dots !
The next rangoli in the series, a dot pattern of 4 by 4 has been used to draw four birds. I have drawn the lines around the dots as we do in some types like sikku kolam. I have coloured them green. Obviously, when it is meant for beginners I have to bring in my videos also. First draw the four birds using the dots as shown. Then draw the central floral design. Fill with colours to get the image shown on the left. The image on the right shows the rangoli design drawn in three steps ( I thought a photo with three or four stages of the rangoli is better than a video because it is easier to see and comprehend straight away than waiting for a video to buffer ) Hence I have made some changes in some posts. The first stage and second stage differ in that a curved line is drawn at the bottom of the bird patterns. The remaining dots at the centre are used up with a floral design. The green colour with red beaks may resemble parrots if the beaks are drawn curved.
Small birds kolam with dots
We all want to draw birds in our kolam designs. It is not necessary that we have to draw elaborate and colourful kolam to represents birds. The birds kolam shown above is one such simple method. There caan be numerous ways of drawing birds in a kolam. The next few pictures show how four pairs of birds can be drawn with just a 4 by 4 dot grid. The steps are shown in the two images below. The four dots at the centre are used to draw a floral pattern around the dots. Then we draw four pairs of curved lines around the dots as shown in pic no. 1 . Pic no.2 shows how the simple birds patterns are formed. The curved lines between the birds represent the tails of both birds !!. Simple and easy for drawing at the entrance. The four central dots can be left as in step 1 or can be joined with petals as shown in the final image.
Two very simple kolam with 4 dot grid
The next kolam on the left is also of 4 dot by 4 grid type. It has four lamps at four corners. A very simple design. Draw the four lamps on the four sides and add 'jyothi' of the lamps. Add simple colours blue and light blue to get the lamps. Add red colour to the lamp for enhanced effect.
The next kolam is also of 4 by 4 dots pattern. I have left it plain without adding colours (for a change).
Here it is. Draw the free hand designs on the four sides using the dots and the central simple kolam design to get the final image. A very simple rangoli, should be child's play for a kid !
The rangoli design below was drawn for Akshaya Tritiya. A very simple rangoli for children to practice.
small rangoli with 4 dots with simple patterns
4 dots deepam kolam with steps
3 dots rangoli or kolamIt is possible to draw simple 3 dots rangoli too. I have added some using 3 by 3 dot template below for children to practise. Some cute and beautiful patterns are possible. In the image below in the third column both designs are sikku kolam (sikku means knot ) The first column the one at the top is a flower design and the one at the bottom is a leaf design that can actually be developed into more beautiful designs. For example the leaves can be converted into fish or birds. In the second column the one at the top is a simple flower design with eight petals and the one at the bottom though it can represent anything can be converted into a tortoise with some simple additions. So the possibilities are endless even in three dots. The designs can be filled with colours to make them more attractive.
It is possible to draw a cute and beautiful kolam or rangoli design with just a 3 by 3 dot pattern. The rangoli in the image below. Place the dot grid, draw a small circle around the central dot. From this draw four petals using some of the dots. The remaining dots can be used to draw tendril patterns - they may be suitable for floral designs. While drawing a rangoli with a piece of chalk or a pen is relatively easy, making it with rangoli powder needs some practice. Initially, there may be problems in holding the powder, moving the hand and pushing the fingers simultaneously. Hence there is a video in my YouTube channel shows in four different directions and in slow motion how a line is drawn using rangoli powder.
Rangoli borders with 2 or 3 dots
Simple butterfly like designs can also be drawn for rangoli borders. One such design is shown below. The top and bottom rows have a row of dots and the central dots are drawn in between them. For one butterfly one set of 5 dots are used. It is quite simple, draw two elliptical shapes inclined as shown. Draw the head and antennae free hand and fill with colours and ( polka ! ) dots.
Butterfly border with dots
You may also like these kolam
- 5 dots rangoli / kolam with steps
- Draw rangoli in 2,3,4 steps
- Rangoli designs for learning with steps
A playlist of kolam videos from my YouTube channel for practising small rangoli or kolam with dots
These kolam designs are using 4 to 9 dots patterns. There are 30 videos at
30 simple kolam designs