Oh my gosh. Temporary mosaic art is so easy and happy and fun I had to post it immediately! I am a huge fan of mosaic art. It was the first after school class I ever taught, fresh out of college and I fell in love. There are so many ways to do mosaic art with kids and temporary mosaics may be the easiest mosaic art activity ever. It’s great for kids of all ages, including little ones (as long as they are over the putting everything in their mouth phase of course.) Just looking at this ice cream cone makes me so happy. There are tons of pictures you can draw, letters to make and numbers to count. Just bust out the chalk, gather collections from around the house and go for it. You can do them differently every time too. Just have fun!
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The supplies for this activity are limitless, but just in case you’re curious about any of the things you see in the pics, I’ve included a few links below. Start by drawing some words and pictures on the sidewalk or any cement surface. It’s fun to stick to iconic pictures that are simple and easy for kids to recognize. Set out any collections that are colorful and inspiring to look at on a tray or in different containers. Here are the things we used.
sidewalk chalk, washi tape and duct tape, spin art rocks, gems, paper squares and random plastic tiles I picked up Trash for Teaching Also, the white flower tray you see below is perfect for all kinds of invitations to play. We use it all the time.
Once you draw some pics or your children draw some pics, invite them to fill the pictures up in interesting ways to make them colorful and exciting. This is great if you have kids of different ages over because they can feed off each other with ideas and everyone can participate. The little ones might just want to come over and dump the tray, so a little pre-discussion about how to use the materials might be a good idea. I learned that one from experience.
Besides those few tips, there is really no right or wrong way to do this. Just have fun and see what happens. If you try it, please send me a pic on my Facebook page. I’d love to share it! Or tag me on instagram at mericherryla. Would love to connect with your there as well. Have fun and then go get an ice cream!