Mandalas are Hindu and Buddhist pieces of art made of sand to aid in meditation and are usually destroyed in a ceremony so there is a multi-cultural element to this kit. Several museums in the US have mandalas in their collections. The kits are designed to be done in their boxes. Each box has a small hole in a corner for excess sand to be funnelled back into the containers. The process is easy to do to get consistently good results. Place the desired activity piece in the box. Use the pealing tool to peal off the first location for sand. Take the coloured sand for that location and gently tap enough to cover the location on the activity piece. Tilt and tap the box to move excess sand to the bottom of the box. Position the sand container for that colour near the hole and tap the sand into the hole and the container. Each of these pieces is about 23cm x 23cm and is more intricate than the Blue Princess and Birds of Paradise so it is for a slightly older child. The kit includes 12 colours of sand in individual containers, number stickers to mark the sand containers, a pealing tool, 4 activity pieces and an instruction booklet.
This product contains small parts and is a choking hazard so not suitable for children under 3 years old.