Saturday, October 1, 2011

Beautiful Mosaics!

When we started, I thought this was going to be a one day art project...but it turned into a week long creative event! Joy LOVED it and made so many more than I ever thought she would! And most of them with very little help.


Below is Joy's Heart and Joshua's Masterpiece! The kids enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it for our co-op art project last week and I think the kids in our class enjoyed it too, though we did much smaller pieces of cardboard so that we could finish them during our classroom time. :) It's messy, but fun and so beautiful when completely filled in and finished. It took a bit of patience so Joshua only did this one and another smaller one at co-op. But Joy really got into it!


For this one I wrote the letters in pencil on her card board and drew 3 leaf shapes as she requested, then she glued her beans on top of the lines I wrote, but she did the rest! She spent about 3 days doing this one, making the patterned frame and then adding her... 'wind swirls' as she calls them... before filling the rest of it in.  :)  I think it turned out fantastic and I'm going to try my best to save it so we can pull it out every fall to decorate our home, it's beautiful!





Joy's Star...


This is the only one that I helped Joy do very much...and it's only because I was having so much fun! Our Autumn Tree...


They made beautiful art to add to our wall!

11 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I absolutely love them!

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  2. These are great! To preserve them, cover the entire surface and the sides with a good coat of matte medium (found by the acrylic paints in a art or even a craft store) or, in a pinch, matte mod podge. This will create a plastic seal that will keep the beans from falling apart and falling off over the years. These look great! Your daughter has a great amount of patience.

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  3. I can't believe Joy had the patience to make all of these! They are so beautiful. Let me know if you need me to send you some matte medium to protect them. They are so great and would be well worth saving. Love you, Oma

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  4. I really love this project, and your kids did great work! I've shared your post on my blog- thank you!

    http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/10/make-bean-mosaics/

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  5. Those turned out amazingly!! I want one! If I had Joy's patience I think I'd give it a shot. I love how they look on your wall!

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  6. Beautiful! Came across this on Pinterest and today my children had a go.

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  7. Hi Breanna,
    I just came across your site and had a few questions for you. I'm also homeschooling and we have 3 kids so far :) I didn't see an email address for you- mine is morriscode4@gmail.com. Would you mind me picking your brain a bit? God Bless!

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  8. omg never thought of this... great use for all those wic beans i get ( we get them for the rare soup.. other wise oru family doesnt eat much for dried beans lol) my girls im sure will love this!
    Candice

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  9. Great Job Joy!!! I teach art in way Upstate NY and have done this project with salt clay as the base but I think glue would be much easier. How did you hang them?

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  10. I hung them up with those 3M wall stickers that don't damage the walls...one on each corner, they work great!

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  11. Fantastic! What a wonderful idea to build off of!

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