Activity: Make a Mandala

Before starting this activity:

symmetry artist  

Read about Rotational Symmetry.

Have a play with Symmetry Artist
(use "Rotation Symmetry")

Mandala

mandala sand  

A Mandala is a geometric design used in Hinduism and Buddhism to help meditation.

It is like a religious pattern of the universe.

And you can make your own!

You will need:

  • Paper or card
  • Pens or pencils in many colors.

The Activity

Cut out a circle from paper or card. Mark the center.

Starting at the center, make your own wonderful and colorful Mandala!

Start at the center.

Draw patterns using any
symmetry of your choice,
and fill them in.

  mandala stage 1
     
Continue adding patterns as you
move further from the center.
  mandala stage 2
     

The finished result!

(Made by Alexis)

  mandala finished