Monday, January 8, 2007

Mosaic creations

I cannot remember where I got this idea, but I did this both with just my children and at one of their birthday parties. At the birthday party we made mosaic Winnie-the-Poohs.

Mosaic Butterflies
(or whatever object you wish)
Targeted ages:

Supplies List:
  • clear contact paper
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • gift tissue in several colors


  1. Create butterfly (or whatever you want) on a piece of paper and cut out. This is so you can make multiple mosaics of the same object; if you just want to make one, you can draw directly on the conatact paper.
  2. With a black marker, trace 1 copy of your object onto clear contact paper. Use enough contact paper to have made 2 objects if you folded it in half. (Do not peel off the paper backing yet.)
  3. Allow your child to tear gift tissue into small to medium sized pieces. I recommend using several different color of tissue, the brighter the better.
  4. Remove the paper backing from the tracing of your chosen object.
  5. Have your child cover the adhesive side of the object with the torn pieces of tissue.
  6. Remove the paper backing from the remaining contact paper and fold over, enclosing the tissue between the two layers.
  7. Cut out the object.
My kids begged to do this for several weeks. It's a fun and easy craft that doesn't require a whole lot of supervision or adult involvement.

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