My daughter has had mandalas since age three. She started feeling handfuls with her hands to feel around, or fill a bucket then hiding nins underneath. Now that she is older, she grabbing handfuls to add to her block builds or make smoothies with and even with her number work. Can't wait to start making mandalas and patterns with her as she gets older (that's what I do when I am cleaning up d:)!
Great addition to our loose parts. We love them for little trees or veggies in play.