We compiled this group of kids mandala coloring pages for you to download and print. Making mandalas, or coloring mandalas is a wonderful ancient practice to help one relax and calm the mind. We find that using a colored pencil works best for these mandala coloring sheets. What is a mandala, you ask? Read our article on the meaning of mandalas.
As for the relationship between children and mandalas, it’s an important one. We humans have always had a fascination with the circle and we experience it throughout nature– from a tree’s rings, to the spiral of the Milky Way, the orbiting planets, and the cycles of life itself. As children, we also discover that we can use a crayon to make circular forms on paper; it’s a universal stage of artistic development that every normal child throughout the world experiences. In fact, it is the first major milestone in image-making and for that reason, it’s believed that a child’s circle drawing may be one the earliest representations of the self.
Circular forms in art are often referred to as mandalas, the Sanskrit word for “sacred circle.” For thousands of years the creation of circular, often geometric designs has been part of spiritual practices around the world and almost every culture has revered the power of the circle.
As an alternative to ‘coloring in the lines,” try making a family game out of creating a mandala, where each person takes turns adding a layer to the mandala until you decide it’s complete. For more info, check this article on The Artful Parent.
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