I just love summer. The smells, the warmth, the pretty colors and one of my favorite things to do, planning and executing my garden for the year. This means I will use my art skills to plant seeds, bushes, trees, fruits, and veggies, all to make my eyes and tummy happy. I don't stop there, I make other art for my garden like these Mandala decorated rocks in this art tutorial. They are so easy to make and they just add a fun twist of bohemian to my garden decor. I also love to draw little creatures on my rocks. It's just too much fun to look at.
For this art project I gather my family around our picnic table and give them some simple steps on how to create rock art and then I let them free. I will share these steps with you in the video below. It's amazing what kids can create when they have the freedom execute what comes to their mind. I always create along side my kids and if I see them getting a little frustrated, I just remind them that it's all about practicing our shapes and it's just a rock. Keep trying and the better you get at execution!
In this easy DIY art tutorial you can learn how to draw a mandala on a rock. This art piece is perfect for your garden, patio and for decorating this summer. This art lesson is perfect for beginner artists and families.
All you need are rocks, sharpies (because they are permanent) and if you want your art to last even longer get a matte spray sealer (it's really easy to find at an art & craft store). Now your ready to watch the video. Thank you for watching and hope you have fun creating!
want more outdoor art projects?
Download my outdoor activity book with this project and 17 more art projects!
Downloadable- Woodland Art Activity Book
This fun art activity book helps kids get creative while they enjoy the outdoors! This book has 18 art projects themed around the woodlands. Some art activities are right in the book!
Kids learn the elements of art, beginning drawing, and beginning watercolor. Kids get inspired by other artists that used nature in their work. They can enjoy, step by step, art projects that include video tutorials.
It's a lot of fun!
This is the downloadable PDF color copy 3.34MB 46 pages
Please be kind and purchase multiple copies if using in classrooms and co-ops. Thank you for your support!