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How To Make Paper Mosaics For Kids

Over the years, I’ve done lots of different paper crafts with kids. But, making paper mosaics has been the best idea by far. My students love creating colorful patterns and they look fantastic on display in your classroom too. Whether you’re looking for an easy art activity or even a back to school lesson, I’m sharing how you can make your own paper mosaics; and there are some fun templates that you can download too.

Do you have lots of colorful scrap paper piles lying around in your home or class? Then making paper mosaics is the perfect craft to use up all those scraps.

Paper mosaics require only a few materials and your students will create colorful patterns to display in your classroom.

Fill in the from at the end to get your free copy of the instructions and the paper mosaic templates.

Here’s how to make your own paper mosaics.

Materials required for paper mosaics

  • Different scraps of colored paper. Magazines are good to use because of the range of colors, but plain colored paper, tissue paper or wrapping paper can also be used.
  • Glue stick or craft glue.
  • Mosaic pictures – download the pictures below (you could also use a simple picture from a coloring in book).

Over the years, I’ve done lots of different paper crafts with kids. But, making paper mosaics has been the best idea by far. My students love creating colorful patterns and they look fantastic on display in your classroom too. Whether you’re looking for an easy art activity or even a back to school lesson, I’m sharing how you can make your own paper mosaics; and there are some fun templates that you can download too.

Instructions

1. First talk to your students about mosaics. A mosaic is a picture or pattern that is made by arranging small colorful pieces of paper, tiles, glass etc. Talk about where you see mosaics, such as in the home to decorate walls, floors and kitchens.

2. Give each student a copy of one of the mosaic pictures (download some below).

3. The students use the scrap paper to mosaic their picture. They fold and tear the scraps of paper to fit different parts of the picture. Encourage your students to manipulate the paper with their hands rather than scissors.

4. Paste glue onto the different parts of the picture and place the torn pieces onto the area.

Over the years, I’ve done lots of different paper crafts with kids. But, making paper mosaics has been the best idea by far. My students love creating colorful patterns and they look fantastic on display in your classroom too. Whether you’re looking for an easy art activity or even a back to school lesson, I’m sharing how you can make your own paper mosaics; and there are some fun templates that you can download too.

Over the years, I’ve done lots of different paper crafts with kids. But, making paper mosaics has been the best idea by far. My students love creating colorful patterns and they look fantastic on display in your classroom too. Whether you’re looking for an easy art activity or even a back to school lesson, I’m sharing how you can make your own paper mosaics; and there are some fun templates that you can download too.

5. When dry, finish the pictures by drawing in any other parts.

6. A follow up lesson could involve your students drawing their own picture in pencil. Again they mosaic their picture using torn scraps of paper.

Over the years, I’ve done lots of different paper crafts with kids. But, making paper mosaics has been the best idea by far. My students love creating colorful patterns and they look fantastic on display in your classroom too. Whether you’re looking for an easy art activity or even a back to school lesson, I’m sharing how you can make your own paper mosaics; and there are some fun templates that you can download too.

Have some arty fun with your students and get mosaicing 🙂

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2 Responses to How To Make Paper Mosaics For Kids

  1. Thank you so much for updating your leraning materials.These would be a great help to me.GOD bless!

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