CD Mandala Art Project

CD Mandala art projectThis mandala art project is an abstract design that uses a circular form.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one center point from which radiate an assortment of shapes and designs.
MATERIALS
• Old CD
• Spray paint, white
• White glue
• Ruler
Sharpie markers, assorted colors, fine tip
DIRECTIONS

1. I wanted to start with a bright background on my old CD, so I spray painted it white. After it was dry, I brushed it with some watery glue to make a more slippery surface. I learned that would help keep my markers from plugging up later on.
2. After the glue was dry, I used a ruler and pencil to estimate lines that would divide the CD into 8 equal sections. Younger students could use a template to do this.
3. Starting with just one section, I drew simple diamonds, circles, leaves and curves to fill it up. When complete, I repeated the shapes in the same manner until all 8 sections matched each other. After the pencil lines were done, they were all traced with a fine tip black Sharpie marker. Lastly, the shapes were all colored in with Sharpie markers, taking care to keep the colors all symmetrical.

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One Response

  1. Kristofer Mikler
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    Hi Abby,
    I’m a friend of Grandma Lynn……Thank you for teaching us all SOOO much through your passion and your work!…the power of one connecting with others, thank you.
    Have a fabulous tripwe’ll look forward to stories when we see you the 4th of July.
    Wendy Martin

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