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Mosaic Activities for Kids

Updated on January 15, 2015

Mosaics | pattern blocks | tangrams | Parquetry

Have fun with these mosaics for kids which also make great gift ideas for kids too. This page also includes free patterns and templates for Mosaics. Mosaics and mosaic pattern kits not only are great for teaching problem solving skills and makes maths fun, helps you child develop their fine motor skills too. But these cool mosaic craft kits make fabulous and unique gift ideas for the kids too.

These are great rainy day activities as making mosaics is great for kids craft ideas and activities which keeps them busy and quiet for a long time!

Mosaic making is an excellent resource for teaching maths or if you are learning about the Romans in History class, let the kids get super creative, and make learning interactive and fun too.

From beginners to the more experienced the designs are easy to make yourself, download or to buy pre-made template mosaic kits.

I will also show you here how to make mosaics, using imagination and recycling of old magazines.

Picture Credit: Sticky Mosaics® Pretty Cards

Mosaic Kits for Girls

great gift idea for Girls

This is the best selling mosaic kit for girls this year. Creating a work of art is as easy as 1-2-3 with this dazzling Mosaic jewelry box kit. The little artist will love decorating this sparkly, bright and colorful box. And it's so easy to do ! Each sticky color tile, foil tile and jewel is assigned to a number. Have your little one match up the right color tile or jewel with its corresponding number. or let the older kid get creative and design their own.

Mosaics for kids - Boys

Great gift ideas for Boys

Create memorable keepsake pieces of art for your fiends and family with this Pirate themed Sticky Mosaic kit. Decorate-by-number with this simple and easy to use craft. Have fun with Sticky Mosaics when you create 4 great designs.

Easy to use and fun for kids of all ages - simply follow a numbered pattern to decorate every angle of this pretty box.

fairy mosaic
fairy mosaic

Mosaic for Kids

to help with Child Development and Learning

At the ages of 5 upwards, our children are developing fast, and we want to keep up, they have probably just started school, and you are noticing certain developmental milestones in your child, an important one at this time is helping to develop their Fine Motor Skills, and hand eye co-ordination.

Early stage puzzles and play dough, have helped shape and stimulate fine motor development because they require controlled use of hand and finger muscles, early on. And possibly the kids are just plain bored of them now. I know from working in a school that resources had to be cheap, and the more creative the better, it is too expensive just to run and out and buy something, especially if your budget is already spent.

Use Brightly Coloured Paper Squares
Use Brightly Coloured Paper Squares

Super Crafts and activities for Kids

Make Easy Paper Mosaics On a Budget

My daughter is 10 and likes to use squared graph paper, to draw her design.

There are many different mosaic tile designs that children can try out. However, in the beginning they should start with simple designs. Patterns of images that they see in day-to-day life should be practiced first. The simple designs for children include those of animals, birds, etc.

I found this great website that you can choose your graph or grid paper , and select your width, height etc.

Visit Here Great for tile patterns and maths projects.

Some glue and old magazines. The children love the thought of cutting these up, and can choose their colors themselves from the pages.

You don't need great artistic skill here either, you could use a children's' coloring book for inspiration, or to trace around the outline, let their imagination run wild, creating their masterpiece. Perhaps a name plate for their room.

Get them to roughly draw their desired picture. whilst they are doing this you can be cutting up the paper firstly into strips, then into smaller squares.

Start gluing the pieces of cut paper.

We personally prefer using a small block of colored desktop block notebooks, this means the kids can cut up the small pieces of paper, you can limit how much they get easier, great idea for classrooms, and you also do not waste as much paper this I have found is a much cheaper way to do it.

Or this pack of Stick -a-licks is pretty cheap and cool too! great for younger children!

Easy Mosaic crafts and Activities in Pictures

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Copyright LisaAuch - developing their fine motor skills by working with the small pieces of paper.Copyright LisaAuch Copying and creating the pictures and templatesCopyright LisaAuchCopyright LisaAuch Lots of options for using colors
Copyright LisaAuch - developing their fine motor skills by working with the small pieces of paper.
Copyright LisaAuch - developing their fine motor skills by working with the small pieces of paper.
Copyright LisaAuch Copying and creating the pictures and templates
Copyright LisaAuch Copying and creating the pictures and templates
Copyright LisaAuch
Copyright LisaAuch
Copyright LisaAuch Lots of options for using colors
Copyright LisaAuch Lots of options for using colors

Free Printable Mosaic Templates - Mosaic resources

A collection of online resources for mosaic building

Mosaic For Kids including Pattern block Kits for Kids , Tangrams, parquetry, mosaic - ....mosaics for younger children

These mosaic kits and pattern blocks, are great to have in your craft store. And all make great gifts, fun and sneakily educational too. I loved using the pattern blocks in the classroom or indeed for my own daughter at home especially on a rainy day, for Hours she would spend making all sorts of shapes and designs, encouraging her creativity.

I love any learning tool that helps us think outside the box and that's why I have made these printable animal alphabet flashcards. Perfect for learning their ABCs.

© 2010 Lisa Auch


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