Easy Steps On How To Start Drawing A Colorful Mandala

How do you start drawing a mandala? I often receive this question, and there are many techniques you can use to start designing mandalas. My name is Susanne Braun, I’m a Dutch mandala artist on instagram, and in this blog I will show you the steps I use to begin drawing your own unique mandala!

Easy DIY Recycled Flower Planters

Looking for a fun way to feature flowers in your home, or give flowers as a gift in a unique way? Here’s an easy (and giftable!) recycled flower planter craft that you or your child can make from things you have at home. Using flowers from your garden and simple paper drawings, you can add color to a kitchen window, or brighten up someone’s day.  (These would be great as gifts from your child to their new teacher for the first day of school too!)

Easy Art Activities for the Last Days of Summer

Whether the kids just need some independent time or we are looking for activities to take on the road, I like to have a few go-to projects that don’t require a lot of set up or clean up! And OOLY has the perfect supplies to help out. Take a peak at a few of the projects we’ve got cooking.

Creative Learning to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

At the end of every school year I try to help our kids avoid the infamous summer slide by spending a little time each day working on math, reading, and writing. But I also recognize that they’ve worked so hard all year and I aim to make it at least a little more playful, and OOLY has the perfect colorful school supplies to do just that! We do a variety of activities, but I always find workbooks to be a good supplement to the other games and projects we have planned for the summer.