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Mandalas!
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Hello!
The meaning of the word Mandala in Sanskrit is circle.
1. The meaning of the word Mandala in Sanskrit is circle.
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Mandalas were first created in Tibet, China, and Japan and made out of rice, sand, or ground stone.
2. Mandalas were first created in Tibet, China, and Japan and made out of rice, sand, or ground stone.
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In North America, Native Americans also created Mandalas
3. In North America, Native Americans also created Mandalas
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It’s made of lots of balanced circles that represent the Universe. Making Mandalas feels peaceful.
4. It’s made of lots of balanced circles that represent the Universe. Making Mandalas feels peaceful.
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Start by finding some different size circles in your house. This is my berry strainer.
5. Start by finding some different size circles in your house. This is my berry strainer.
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And a plate.
6. And a plate.
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And my tambourine.
7. And my tambourine.
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It’s best if they are different sizes.
8. It’s best if they are different sizes.
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Now collect things you have that are the same, that you have 4 of.
9. Now collect things you have that are the same, that you have 4 of.
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I collected 4 spoons. I noticed 4 oranges on my counter.
10. I collected 4 spoons. I noticed 4 oranges on my counter.
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4 quarters.
11. 4 quarters.
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4 boots. Maybe you have 4 stones, or 4 legos, or 4 socks that match!
12. 4 boots. Maybe you have 4 stones, or 4 legos, or 4 socks that match!
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4 pennies!
13. 4 pennies!
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Now comes the fun peaceful part! (Take your time. I sped up the video)
14. Now comes the fun peaceful part! (Take your time. I sped up the video)
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Try and draw your mandala. Have someone cut your paper into a square.
15. Try and draw your mandala. Have someone cut your paper into a square.
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Look closely and start in the middle.
16. Look closely and start in the middle.
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There’s the berry strainer.
17. There’s the berry strainer.
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There’s the blue plate.
18. There’s the blue plate.
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There’s the tambourine.
19. There’s the tambourine.
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Next I’m adding the oranges sitting across from each other.
20. Next I’m adding the oranges sitting across from each other.
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Just try. It’s super hard but it’s good for your brain!
21. Just try. It’s super hard but it’s good for your brain!
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There’s the shoes. Just try and draw the 4 matching shapes. It’s ok if you make mistakes!
22. There’s the shoes. Just try and draw the 4 matching shapes. It’s ok if you make mistakes!
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Take a picture of your Mandala and you can practice drawing it another day too!
23. Take a picture of your Mandala and you can practice drawing it another day too!
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Now I’m adding the coins! Tricky!
24. Now I’m adding the coins! Tricky!
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I drew an extra coin by accident. I like it so I’ll add it to all the sides.
25. I drew an extra coin by accident. I like it so I’ll add it to all the sides.
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Last, I drew the spoons. I did it!
26. Last, I drew the spoons. I did it!
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You can color it in today or another day. It’s ok if you don’t have all the colors.
27. You can color it in today or another day. It’s ok if you don’t have all the colors.
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Look how beautiful it looks! Take a photo. Text or email your mandala to me!
28. Look how beautiful it looks! Take a photo. Text or email your mandala to me!
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Before you take it apart. Take 3 calming breaths. Send out a mandala wish to the universe.
29. Before you take it apart. Take 3 calming breaths. Send out a mandala wish to the universe.
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Remember to text or email me your mandala photo, your drawing, and your Mandala peaceful wish.
30. Remember to text or email me your mandala photo, your drawing, and your Mandala peaceful wish.
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