Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Explore Outdoors ~ Mandalas in the Snow


 A few weeks ago my friend shared photos of her kids creating nature art on a canvas of fresh snow. They created a mandala. They started with a circular design, then expanded outward, incorporating symmetry.

To make your own winter mandala, gather bits of stuff you find outside: twigs, dried leaves, milkweed pods and other pods, stems, dried flower heads, needles, pinecones, stones…. 

Begin small. Some people start by putting something in the center, then creating a circle around it. But there is no single "right" way to design your nature art.

Here are some other ways to create winter mandalas:
  • Make a mandala for the birds (and squirrels) using chopped nuts, raisins and other dried fruits, sunflower seeds, and bird seed. Then watch and see who comes to visit.
  • Create a mandala out of snowballs, icicles, your boot tracks. 


  1. What a cute idea. I really miss having snow. Thanks for the post.

    1. Hi Rosi, I'd send you snow if I could - we have plenty to share. But the cool thing is that you can make mandalas on a sidewalk, a beach, in a patch of dirt at the back end of the yard, or even on the forest floor.