Mandala Starter and Free Download

Mandala Starter and Free Download

Posted by Susan J. Deep Red Stamps on Mar 25th 2020

While everyone is looking for things to do at home, coloring is a great way to pass the time and lessen anxiety. Sit in a comfy chair by a window or even outside if the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh air.

We have created a free download of a hand drawn mandala that you can print out. To get the free .pdf download click here.

If you want to draw your own mandala, I have come up with some tips to make it fun. You can use office paper or card stock...any paper thickness will work.

  • Trim an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper to 8.5" so that you have a square page (8.5" x 8.5")
  • (If you have A4 sheet, trim to 210 mm so you have 210 mm x 210 mm)
  • Measure the center of the page and draw a line using a pencil (at 4.25" for letter size).
  • Turn the paper and measure the center again and draw another line
  • Now you have a cross in the center.
  • Draw a circle whatever size you wish.
  • Use a pencil to draw, then use a black marker over the pencil lines.
  • Alternate various arcs, swirls, fancy parenthesis like this }, dots, etc.
  • Once finished, you can color in your mandala with pencils or markers.

Optionally, you can stamp a design in the center to get a perfect start, such as our Quilt Flower Motif stamp. Or use any stamp design that is symmetrical. This helps you to create an un-skewed mandala on your page.

The Quilt Flower Motif stamp works beautifully because you can draw connecting lines on the points. A mandala is about how ornamental and connectivity of the circle. There is a reason it is used in art therapy. 

No special tools are required to start drawing mandalas. If you have ever doodled in school or a company meeting, you can do this. Once you draw one, you can then color it in using pencils or markers. Ahhh....let the relaxing begin :-)