As an extension of coloring mandalas, Dot-to-Doodle Mandalas allows the hobby colorist to create his or her own mandalas before coloring them in. There are two main techniques involved: stippling and coloring. Stippling is the creation of a pattern using varying degrees of solidity or shading with the help of small dots. Dot-to-Doodle Mandalas makes doodling mandalas easy and fun using specially provided guides for patterns. Detailed instructions are included for completing these classically inspired mandalas, before coloring them in.