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Paper Mosaic

If your child has never made a mosaic, make a small sample to show him before he begins.

 

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Construction paper in many colors
  • Glue stick
  • Shellac

Directions

  1. Help your child cut light- and bright-colored construction paper into 1/2-inch-wide strips, then cut the strips into 1/2-inch squares.
  2. Have your child sort the squares by color.
  3. Then give him a sheet of dark-colored construction paper and a glue stick.
  4. Let your child glue squares onto the dark paper in any design he likes.
  5. Your child may want to start with a large central image, such as a tree, flower, whale, or car, then fill in the background with a contrasting color.
  6. Explain to your child that the tiles should not touch each other but should only have a tiny bit of space between them.
  7. When the mosaic is finished, apply a coat of shellac.
  8. Mount the mosaic on one or two larger sheets of colored construction paper to give it a border.

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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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