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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.


August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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