Mud Mandelas

June 28, 2020

Channel your creativity into natural elements and make beauty with things you find in nature. 

Paige Van Oudheusden arranges natural materials into creative patterns to make unique, attention-grabbing geometric designs. 

Materials | Supplies

  • dirt
  • water
  • bowl or container
  • spoon
  • seeds, rocks, pebbles, popcorn, leaves, flower petals, grass, herbs
  • towels

Concepts Explored

  • natural materials
  • mandalas
  • patterns
  • textures
  • symmetry

Discovery Starters

How many ways can you use mud in this activity?

What kind of patterns can you create with the materials you have?

Does the temperature of the water change the consistency of the mud? 

Explore Further

Mandala means circle. Look around you for patterns that are arranged in a circle. 

Additional Materials

Mandala Magic by Sara Deutsch

Mandala Stained Glass by Anna Croyle

Amazeum YOU activities Salt Drawings | Mosaics | Mud Painting

Amazeum YOU activity guide Mud Mandalas