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MANDALA ART FOR CHILDREN



WHAT IS A MANDALA?

“Mandala” is a term derived from the Sanskrit language, which means “circle”. A mandala is a geometric pattern or a design that holds cultural and spiritual values. Mandalas may take other geometric shapes, such as squares or triangles. They are symmetrical, consisting of repetitive patterns. During ancient times, mandalas were drawn using rice flour and turmeric. It is a versatile art form.


People also use it for self-expression, creativity, and meditation. These days, you can see mandalas drawn on stones and objects like bottles and decorative glass items. You can see a lot of the younger generation wearing clothes with mandala designs that are unique.


BENEFITS OF DRAWING MANDALAS

Mandala art offers numerous benefits. It is a fun experience. Here are some key benefits.

  • Enhances fine motor skills. Children develop precise hand-eye coordination.

  • Develops creativity and imagination.

  • Increases their focus and concentration.

  • Provides relaxation and stress relief.

  • Drawing mandalas is a meditative experience.

  • Helps children regulate their emotions.

  • Promotes mindfulness and self-care.


HOW TO DRAW A MANDALA?

Mandalas are very easy to draw. You can start with simple ones and progress to more difficult patterns


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Paper: You can use an A-4 sheet or a sheet of drawing block.

  • Pencil and eraser: To draw and make corrections

  • Micro-tip pens: Once you are familiar with the art, you can start using sharp-tipped black/color pens.

  • Compass: To draw perfect circles.

  • Protractor: To measure angles while drawing your mandala.

  • Ruler: To measure distances and draw lines.


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STEPS TO CREATE A MANDALA
  1. Start by drawing a circle.

  2. With the radius as the center, draw concentric circles of various diameters.

  3. Use a protractor and a ruler to divide the concentric circles into different segments.

  4. Within each segment, repeat a basic mandala pattern. For instance, lines or curves

  5. You can mirror the patterns to create symmetry.

  6. You can use either the black tip or colored pens.

  7. Repeat this process until all the circles or segments are filled.

  8. Your first piece of mandala art is now ready.


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LEARN MANDALA ART AT LEARNER CIRCLE


Yes!! You can learn mandala art online. Art is a form of expression. It needs patience and understanding. Even though you can learn it on your own through books or YouTube videos, a teacher's touch and guidance make a lot of difference. The teachers at Learner Circle will teach according to the needs and pace of the child, as well as the fine nuances of the art form.


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CONCLUSION

Mandala art is a screen-free activity. It is best suited for children. All of us can learn and practice mandala art, irrespective of age and skill level. Completing a piece of mandala art will boost your self-esteem and give you a sense of accomplishment.


You never know until you try. So, what are you waiting for?? Go and get a sheet of paper. Follow this article to create your first mandala, or contact Learner Circle to book a FREE demo now: https://www.learnercircle.us/book-a-demo



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