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Mosaic Art with Beans

Mosaic art for kids can happen with simple beans, thanks to all the varieties available. The earliest examples of mosaics have been found at a temple in Mesopotamia, which means this is one of the oldest art forms around.

Mosaic art for kidsSUPPLIES
• Cardboard, 2″ x 2″ or similar rectangle
• Dried beans, four or five different types
• Craft glue
• Mod Podge (optional)

DIRECTIONS
1. Students spread white glue on a thick piece of cardboard, about 2″ x 2″. Start with the outside edge to make a border, and then fill in as desired. NOTE: This project CAN be done successfully with kinders, just yourself the “glue master”. Walk around and squirt the glue as needed and then students carefully place the beans on top. You’ll find that this mosaic art for kids 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.

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