Saturday, 3 January 2015

Tissue Paper Mandala - quiet light table activity

If you are looking for a quiet evening activity and you like light table play -  making Tissue Paper Mandala on the light table is perfect!
Creating symmetrical geometric patterns on the light table engaged Mr Frog for very long time.

All you need is:
- light table
- mirrors (we used two square Ikea mirrors)
- tissue paper geometric shapes 

Put the mirrors on the light table upright at a right angle. It is easier if you secure it with a blue tag and put some box/books behind them. Let your child to cut out the tissue paper shapes or cut out the shapes earlier. Then create your pattern.

Child can explore symmetry, geometric patterns and color. Creating patterns using delicate tissue paper is a relaxing activity and it is perfect as a quiet evening play before bed time.

You may like our other light table and symmetry activities:


  1. I haven't made a light table yet... but have been thinking about for a while. What kind of lights did you put into your table?

    1. I bought LED tape lights on ebay. Cool white light colour. And table is made using the Ikea Lack table, works fine and it is portable what is important on our small space :)

  2. How fun! We have always enjoyed using our pattern blocks... and after years of using them, it amazes me that sometimes we still come up with a unique design. :)