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Nature Mandala

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Nature Mandala

Mandala is an ancient art that originated in India and now is being used more in Tibet. They have of course gained popularity over a period of time and now they are being incorporated in various ways. So why not we also give it a try with our tiny tots. It’s a very complicated art form that involves a lot of intricacies but here we will be making it simple with objects collected in nature. 


  • Nature items like leaves, flowers, berries, twigs, rocks, sticks, petals

What to do: 

  • To create a nature mandala, place a meaningful item in the centre.

  • Then start placing other natural items gathered near the centre first and continue moving outward from the centre until a circular design is created.

  • Continue making patterns until natural items are used up and your nature mandala looks complete.

Hints and Tips

  • Make the mandala colourful by using bright flower petals colour combinations and leaves.
  • To keep this art simple and to maintain its authenticity, you can do this art on paper plates.
  • Collect as much a variety of nature items as you can.
  • You can even collect the feathers of birds. They will simply look superb.
  • Small pebbles could be used to make borders.


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Sensory Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Created On April 6, 2023 Last modified on Wednesday, April 5, 2023
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