Mosaic Bean Art

Mosaic art Students can make some beautiful mosaic bean art, thanks to lots of varieties you can find at your local grocery store. The earliest examples of mosaics have been found at a temple in Mesopotamia, which means this is one of the oldest art forms around.

• Cardboard, 2″ x 2″
• Dried beans, four or five different types
• Craft glue
• Mod Podge (optional)

1. Students spread white glue on a thick piece of cardboard, about 2″ x 2″. I recommend starting the with outside edge to make a border, and then filling in as desired. NOTE: I have done this project very successfully with kinders, I just make myself the “glue masters”. I walk around and squirt the glue as needed and then students carefully place the beans on top. You’ll find that this takes a bit of concentration, so a quieter room is a happy byproduct.
2. Beans are arranged to make an interesting pattern or shape. Let dry flat and add glossy finish with Mod Podge if desired.