Art Therapy Mandalas:
Below is an example of one of my favorite art therapy mandala a student did for her homework assignment. She used flowers to make a cross for her mandala. It represents her faith and in creating the mandala she realized how strong she was.
Art Therapy Creative Mandala Ideas Below:
This is actually one of my art therapy, sand tray therapy, and play therapy classes homework assignments.
1. Use your art therapy mandala training to create a mandala every day. Spend some time each day creating an art therapy mandala.
2. Go to www.coloringcastle.com/mandala_coloring_pages.html for some free pages of mandalas you can print out and color.
3. Art Therapy Flower Mandala: Create an art therapy flower mandala with fresh or artificial flowers.
4. Art Therapy Clay Mandala: Use clay and sculpt or scratch in ideas for your art therapy mandala.
5. Sand Tray Mandala: Draw a circle in the sand tray and build a sand tray mandala.
6. Art Therapy Sand Picture Mandala: Use colored sand and glue to create an art therapy sand mandala.
5. Art Therapy / Sand Tray Therapy Dirt Mandala: Go outside and create a mandala in the dirt. Use natural items to add to your circle. 6. Nature Mandala: Draw a mandala using nature as your inspiration. Include a tree, streams, mountains, etc. in your drawing.
7. Other: Take items from nature and outside to build a mandala.
8. Sea Shell Mandala: Make a mandala out of sea shells.
9. Beach Glass Mandala: Make a mandala out of beach glass.
10. Ocean Mandala: Make an ocean mandala out of materials from the sea or beach.
11. Beach Outdoor Mandala: Create a mandala on the beach and around to add items to it. Allow the sea to wash it away.
12. Art Therapy Self-Portrait Mandala: Create a vision of yourself or parts of yourself inside the mandala.
13. Pasta Mandala: Use different pasta to create a mandala.
14. Art Therapy Above / Below Mandala: Draw a line through the center of the mandala (Side to side). Put items on top and on the bottom.
15. Art Therapy Behind / Ahead Mandala: Draw a line in the center from top to bottom. Put the past on one side and the future on the other side.
16. Affirmation Mandala: Pick an affirmation or affirmations and create a mandala with these sentences.
17. Healing Mandala: Show the need to heal a part or pieces of you.
18: Teaching Mandala: What do you need to teach? Learn?
19. Spiritual Mandala: What does your spirit need to say?
20. Other Creative Mandala: Create your own mandala. Use any material you want to. There is no right or wrong way to do a mandala.
21. Create a “Three Wishes Mandala”: Put three wishes into a mandala. Look for the wish you really need to have happen.
22. Art Therapy Family Portrait Mandala: Create a family portrait in your mandala.
23. Travel Mandala: Create a mandala of your favorite vacation or of a place you would like to visit.
24. Group Mandala: Create one mandala with a family or work members. This type of mandala helps the bonding process.More Creative Mandalas to Creative Mandalas
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*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
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