The very general meaning of “mandala” refers to a circular design with radial symmetry. This art project will teach your students how to make use of watercolor paints to make a leaf mandala print.
You may have an abundance of leaves all around you where you live. Fall makes a perfect time to try this unique art projects with supplies you may already have. All you will need is paper, pretty little leaves and some watercolor paints.
Kids will also learn about different types of balance in art while working in a circular motion and using radial balance. Radial balance as described in this resources is a type of balance which all elements radiate out from a center point in a circular fashion.
I think many of the adult coloring books use this type of radial balance in its art for coloring. The concept of balance is one of the principles of design. You never know you may have a designer in a child and not know it.
The process of leaf mandala prints is simple and easy. Help your kids explore nature and make their very own creations from the leaves they have picked.
Here are some supplies you may need for your leaf mandala printing with watercolors:
Strathmore 27-209 100 Series Youth Paint Pad, 9Crayola Washable Paint & Paper Set, 50 Pieces Art Tools for Kids 4 & Up, Washable Watercolors, Washable Kids’ Paint, Brushes & Paper Sheets In Convenient Travel Case, Perfect for The On-The-Go ArtistWatercolor Paint Set, 36 Colors with 3pcs Water Brush Pens, 1pc Nylon Paint Brush, 8 Sheets 300g Watercolor Paper, Lightweight and Portable for Kids, Adults, Artists, BeginnersUS Art Supply 20 Piece Large Round and Large Flat Hog Bristle Children’s Tempera Paint Brushes
Your kids will love this leaf mandala printing with watercolor paints from the Kitchen Table Classroom.
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