Bean Mandala


This is a simple, original idea for a really lovely, satisfying mandala craft. Deciding on your design and pushing the beans into the clay can get children of all ages absorbed, and the finished artwork looks fabulous on display.

Bean Mandala

You will need:

  • Air drying clay
  • Mixed dried beans
  • Strong glue


  • Make a round disc of clay.
  • Arrange your beans in a symmetrical pattern.
  • Press the beans deep into the clay. Leave the clay to dry.
  • Use the glue to reattach any beans that fall out when the clay is dry. There will almost certainly be a few!


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