Inkblot Mandalas

Mandalas are a spiritual symbol that represent the Universe. Traditionally they consist of radial balance with at least four lines of symmetry. Inspired by Margaret Peot’s Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity, we invite you to try to create a mandala using blots of ink or paint.

MAKE YOUR OWN INKBLOT MANDALA

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half. Apply a dot or two of water, and a dot or two of ink or paint.
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  2. Fold the paper, and apply pressure with the palm of your hand. Unfold.
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  3. Finally, fold the paper horizontally, apply light pressure, and unfold. Now, what do you see?
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EDUCATIONAL EXTENSIONS:
Make historical and cultural connections by including additional instructional information about mandalas: http://www.mandalaproject.org/What/Index.html

Incorporate more inspiration by including additional artistic design concepts, such as those from our favorite inkblot artist: http://www.theinkblotbook.com/for-educators-parents/