Learn how to create your own beautiful mandala adult coloring pages and never run out of material for art therapy!
Can you believe it’s taken me so long to get into the adult coloring craze?! As an arts-and-crafts person, I’m a little ashamed. It’s so relaxing and amazing and therapeutic to sit and color.
This summer I made my workshop peers a genetics dry lab using the Minions (mmm… biology), and I got my coloring on a little bit… but otherwise my adult-ish-life has lacked drawing and coloring.
In the last couple weeks, it has all changed! For the better!
Except for the part where all of my adult coloring has made me realize I need to buy a new pencil sharpener. Like a real one that actually works and isn’t leftover from middle school. Booooo. Maybe I’ll try to rummage through my teacher pile (aka my trunk and backseat), hopefully there’s a rogue pencil sharpener somewhere…
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Last week I shared my hand-drawn St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages, but this post is going to be a little bit different. You’ll learn how to make your own!
Mandalas seem to be the most popular of the adult coloring books and pages I’ve seen lately — and with good reason! They’re these beautiful, bright, intricate circles with tons of little nooks and crannies to color.
I’ve been wondering though — how do people make them? Are they hand-drawn? How do they keep it so symmetrical? Is it done on the computer? Where do all the shapes come from?
If you’ve ever wondered how a mandala page gets made, (or ever thought, “Damn, I wish I could make my own…”), stick with me!
I found the answer (well, AN answer), and I’m going to share it with you! Soon you’ll be rocking out your own mandala coloring pages to give to friends and family, or to hoard and keep all for yourself because sharing might be caring but it sucks so #sorrynotsorry.
You can print extra copies. PROMISE.
If you’re looking to buy an adult coloring book, I recommend checking out Leisure Arts. They have several mandala adult coloring books, as well as books about animals, flowers, the ocean, etc. The pages are perforated so you can tear them out and proudly display your finished work! I think the prices are super reasonable — most books are $4.99 – $5.99 plus shipping, or you can save some money by buying a value pack that bundles several books.
Prefer to shop on Amazon? I rounded up some of my favorite books and essentials for adult coloring — everything ships FREE with Amazon Prime!