Magazine Mosaic

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Magazine Mosaic
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages school-age

What's a mosaic? It's a picture crafted with lots of small tiles -- or in this case, paper squares.

What you'll need

  • Paper plate
  • Magazine pages
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Small brush

How to make it

  1. Magazine Mosaic - Step 1

    Before you design your mosaic, look at old mosaics in books or online for inspiration.

  2. Magazine Mosaic - Step 2

    Sketch a design on the back of a paper plate; we chose a sun pattern.

  3. Magazine Mosaic - Step 3

    Tear out magazine pages printed with shades of the colors you'd like to use. Cut strips of the pages into small squares (ours were about 3/8 inch on a side). The shapes don't have to be perfect -- a little variety is what makes a mosaic interesting. You'll also need a few triangles to fit in corners.

  4. Magazine Mosaic - Step 4

    Mix together equal parts white glue and water. To fill in the design, brush a bit of glue mixture on the plate, put the squares in place, and seal each with a top coat of the glue mixture. When you are finished, let the project dry completely.

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