Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tile Mosaic Anyone?

One of the mediums I love to work in is tile mosaic. I made this one years ago as a gift for my Mom.

While cutting tile takes a bit of skill there are some other ways to get a similar effect. I recently coordinated a craft project for a group of kids. The next time you need a rainy day activity or some quiet time to yourself, try some paper tile mosaic.

All you need is: colored paper, scissors, a glue stick or two and a marker.

I used a paper cutter to get ready for the group but you can have your little ones cut their own paper and it’s a great fine motor activity (that’s the Occupational Therapist in me).

Use the marker to make a basic shape drawing of something simple like; a flower, truck, butterfly, train, tree, fish, kite, anything that you can think of. Then the kids can use the cut paper and glue stick to “color” the picture.

This kept my girls busy long enough to allow me to type this post, make a pair of earrings and I started sewing a purse.

Their busy work.... and mine.


Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

I love this idea! Thanks!

Leslie said...

What a great idea! And it ALL turned our cute!

Anonymous said...

You are way too creative!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You always blow me away! You're way to creative :). I love it so much!

Teaching Heart Mom said...

So very cute Rebecca... You know I love activities that keep them busy!

Debbie said...

How fun. And how beautiful your tile is. How in the world do you cut small pieces like that?

Nicole said...

I love this. I think I can handle this activity! Very cute!