6th graders have been learning about India in Social Studies, so we learned about different types of Indian Art, and they created their own mandalas with colored pencils.
First, I gave them a practice paper with circles and liens to guide them so they would have a basic understanding of how to create different decorative elements, and expand their mandalas in a circular form:
Then, they created the same lines with rules, separating their papers into 8 sections. They created Indian-style patterns, and expanded their pattern in a circular form, just like their practice sheet. They added color with colored pencils: