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Friday, June 5, 2015

Get crafty! Unleash your inner artist with this ancient, meditative activity

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In Eastern culture, Mandalas are used in to focus the mind, create a sacred space, and help you reflect. These circular and geometrically patterned creations have been said to help people grasp their rightful place in the order of things.

For a rainy day, or anytime crafting art-making, younger kids will enjoy, “Nature Mandalas Coloring Book,”  by Thaneeya McArdle, (Design Originals, $9.99), which includes over 30 earth and animal-inspired mandalas printed on perforated, high-quality, extra-thick paper  perfect for easy removal and display. Positive and insightful quotes accompany each symbolic diagram, too.

“Creative Haven Mandalas Stained Glass Coloring Book,” by Marty Noble, (Dover Publications, Inc., $7.99) will attract the tween and teen set, as the 16 included stained glass patterns are designed for more experienced colorists. Held up to a light source, the designs will glow with color.



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