April 21, 2020

Sometimes small parts pieces can make something large and beautiful. 

Haley Robinson assembles the pieces of a traditional art form to get you started making a beautiful mosaic for inside or outside you home. 

Materials | Supplies

  • pebbles, small colored pieces of paper, gemstones, stickers, pom-poms, nuts and bolts, other small objects
  • mirror
  • paper
  • markers
  • glue
  • sidewalk chalk
  • painters tape

Concepts Explored

  • patterns
  • symmetry
  • creativity
  • observation

Discovery Starters

How is the mosaics reflection in the mirror the same or different?

What changes when you use a larger or smaller mirror?

If you change the angle of the mirror, what happens to the image?

What patterns can you find in your mosaic? 

Explore Further

Can you find patterns similar to mosaics in your home? 

Are there other materials you can use to make a mosaic?

What other reflective surfaces are in your home?

Additional Resources

Patterns at the Seashore by Dawn Bluemel

Mysterious Patterns by Sarah C. Campbell 

Artists Helping Children website: Paper Mosaics

Kids Activities website: Mosaic Rainbow