Mosaic for kids

Friday, July 27, 2012
Mosaic for kids:

When looking for a way to enhance the creativity of your kids, a nice option is having them make mosaics out of paper. It is a fun and easy craft for kids and can be done with things as simple as paper. Knowing children’s nature, they love having their own personal art masterpieces for you to both put around the house and brag about it or to hang it on the kitchen refrigerator.

The best aspect about kids’ paper mosaic is that they are really inexpensive, can be done at home, and do not need many supplies. They are also a smart escape plan to help you distract the children and keep them busy, especially they have a group of friends over and start running around and breaking your valuables.

It is a safe craft that enhances your children’s creativity and keeps them busy. The only effort from your part is giving them the supplies.

To start with the supplies you need, first gather papers of a diversity of types and colors for the children to cut into pieces (you may have saved old magazines or old books that you no longer need). The rest is grabbing some glue, scissors and a board to put all the work on to avoid the after mess.

Depending on the age of the children, you may want to have adult supervision with them. Normally, older children enjoy the craft more as they are able to cut the papers into smaller pieces and thus having a more detailed mosaic. The younger children would not care much about the details as they are only in it for time passing. They would just want to stick bigger pieces of paper together and you can cut them yourself to avoid any accidents.

Like marble mosaic, a paper mosaic can be customized. The kids get a picture or image they like and transform it into a paper mosaic, it can be the drawing they did previously in class or at home. Have you children draw an outline of the picture they want to convert and give them the papers. Let them be creative!

So, as soon as u see a creative sense in your children, give them those papers and scissors and have them started. Who knows, maybe you will end up with a new piece of artwork for your home or a new rising artist.

You can also check for more paper mosaic ideas on this article on ehow.