Beach Mandalas are a great way for the kids use their beach finds to create art on location instead of dragging sandy, smelly treasures home to be forgotten in a corner. Be sure to have a camera handy to capture the masterpieces so they can be framed and hung on heir walls as a way to remember their fun adventure.
The word Mandala means “circle”. A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds.
Because of the natural variations in your Beach Mandala materials this project will be unique as a Mandala.
Sand Dollar (dead)
Spend some time exploring the beach for materials for your mandala. Remember you will need a number of similar looking and similar size items. Look at the photo to see how they selected one unique item as the center and then gradually expanded their Mandala.
Try to find some thing vertical material like their beach grass or swigs for a vertical element.
Find a clear level area of sand and start with your center point then use the items that you have the least number of to start the circle from there. Those items that are easy to find should be used as the circle gets larger and needs more material.
You might want to research traditional mandalas to get the idea of how they evolve.
Most of all have fun on your beach adventure.
I'm Delia and I blog at www.deliacreates.com. I am a crafter, sewist, photographer, crocheter, and general DIY-er. I have three kids who I love to create for and with. They are often my inspiration and my muses. I even have a section of my blog dedicated to them, call Kids Create: http://www.deliacreates.com/kids-create.