R15651 Fabric Mosaics are great for tactile activities such as beading and stringing! Who knew! At our art camp, we tried out a technique where we interwove Brilliant Beads with Fabric Mosaics on string to make colorful and unique jewelry!First, we started out by folding the Fabric Mosaics in half and cutting out the center. This made a hole that we could use to string the yarn through. We made sure the kids cut out the centers very carefully. Once all the mosaics were cut, we tied a knot at the end of each length of yarn. We first strung large Brilliant Beads up against the knots. This made sure that none of the Fabric Mosaics could slip out. Then we started layering our bead arrangements! The bright colors in the Fabric Mosaic pack worked so well with our Brilliant Beads! The combination was simple: alternate a Fabric Mosaic with a Brilliant Bead and back again. Keep going until the whole string is decorated or filled up! Getting ready to finish up! Now we can loop the beaded string into a bracelet… …like this one! Or a necklace! Simple and easy, yet great fun to make! Thanks for checking out this post! Like us on Facebook, Share this post with your friends, or Subscribe to this blog today to receive original craft project updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!
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Craft Spotlight: Mosaics!
Use new materials to create stunning art projects! Our line of Mosaic products will inspire your students accomplish this simply using glue and a bit of colorful imagination. Our videos below showcase some project ideas you can use in your classroom.
Have a look below at some of our mosaic products, including R15639 Spectrum Mosaics, R15651 Fabric Mosaics and R15642 Quilt Mosaics!
R15639 Spectrum Mosaics
To start, let’s have a look at some of the features of our R15639 Spectrum Mosaics. View more of our colorful mosaics here! Spectrum Mosiacs are designed to be used with the included reproducible grid illustrations. Photocopy the grids and distribute to your students. A handful of assorted Spectrum Mosaics can be used to fill in all the blank boxes with a bit of glue.
The Spectrum Mosaics are double-sided with different colors on both sides. The mosaics come in many variations of different colors, so your students can sort the colors in similar groups or according to lightness or darkness. Your students can even come up with their own names for certain colors!
Watch the video below to see the Spectrum Mosaics in action! Use contact paper or sticky laminate paper to create your own reusable mosaic placemats! We suggest making a rough drawing of the final illustration, then filling in all the areas for the colors with the assorted Spectrum Mosaics.
R15651 Fabric Mosaics
Fabric Mosaics are a great way to add a sensory experience to your class art projects. See more about Fabric Mosaics here! We’ve used a variety of patterns and colors to form our Fabric Mosaics. These mosaics can be combined by type or color to make interesting designs! Use for filling in clothing textures for All About Me illustrations; gluing on journal and schoolbook covers; decorating picture frames and more!
The video below showcases some of the various types of Fabric Mosaics you can find in the pack.
The R15642 Quilt Mosaics are paper mosaics printed with multilayered designs, just like real quilts! See more of our Quilt Mosaics here! Click on the instructions guide at the bottom of the web page to access some quilt patterns that you can use for your students’ projects.
One side of the Quilt Mosaic is printed with a pattern while the opposite side features a flat color. You can separate the Quilt Mosaic blocks into triangles (which can be combined together to form a complete square). You can use the patterned portion of the mosaics to make illustrations and fill in the spaces of your illustration with the flat colored side.
The video below shows a step-by-step design to make using the Quilt Mosaics.
You can apply this process to other designs that are viewable on the website HERE!
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