Parenting Tips Logo
Inspired Parenting Advice Banner

Mosaic Art - For Ages 8 And Up

by Judith Rachmani
(Ramat Gan, Israel)

While looking for an art activity among the supplies and kits on offer at the local dollar store, we came across all the equipment and supplies required for "mosaic" art:

1) Wooden boxes with hinged lids, picture frames and trays which were stained a pretty shade of brown and were suitable for gluing the "mosaic" tiles.

2) River stones, shells and brightly colored wooden beads to use instead of mosaic tiles - and even bags of kid-friendly color-coordinated clay mosaic tiles.

3) Most important of all, we came across a locally-made all-purpose glue which we knew and trusted to work well.

Back at home, we poured about a quarter of a cup of the glue into small disposable bowls and used toothpicks or small paint brushes to apply the glue to the stones and shells and beads and tiles or to our frames and trays and boxes - some of us in an orderly fashion with little dabs of glue and some of us with wild abandon and great amounts of glue.

Because my children were very young and impatient, I suggested that they decorate only the tops of the boxes and the bottoms of the trays (and not the sides where the "mosaic" tiles would slide out of place before the glue set).

Everyone's "mosaic" art turned out gorgeous.

Comments for Mosaic Art - For Ages 8 And Up

Click here to add your own comments

Mosaic Photo?
by: Annie Desantis

Hi Judith,

Do you have any photos of your children's wonderful mosaic art? If so you can email it to me and I'll pop it up on your submission:
annie at

I love mosaic's too and have a few wacky ones in my garden!

Thanks for your submission,

Annie D

Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or want to send a submission to Annie? Simply click here to return to Art Activities For Children.

Problem Solving 4 Kids
Only $12.99

Problem Solving 4 Kids E-book

Learn my 7 Step Problem Solving 4 Kids Process
A step by step guide to teach your kids to be solution orientated.


  • Tips
  • Updates
  • Your Stories
  • Competitions
  • Questions Answered

My Subscribers Get Freebies!

Let me know how I can support you to be an Awesome Parent!

Featured Sponsor

Click N Kids would have to be one of my subscribers most popular programs, and from what they say, it is mostly because the kids have fun while they are learning. In fact they don't even realize they are learning! Click N kids are using the Looney Tune Characters now in their phonics program, which of course kids just love.


Home Page

Free Newsletter


Resources 4 Parents

Ask Annie
Parenting Questions

Tools 4 Parents


Parenting Tips


Child Education

Child Development

Parenting Styles

Activities For Kids

Art Activities 4 Kids

Best Educational Toys

Annie Desantis

Who is Annie D?

Parenting Coach


Terms & Conditions
Privacy & Cookies

Legal Stuff

[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Free Parenting Games
One of the best Parenting Tips we can offer is:

Free Family Games

Our Parenting Games Series are designed to support you to be an Inspirational Parent.

Featured Sponsor

Best Educational Toys and Games

Hearthsong brings magic into childhood with their stunning range of amazing toys, games, and activities. I've found things here I've not seen anywhere else. They even have a gift registry, which is a great idea for Christmas or birthdays.

Hearthsong are very generously offering my readers a 10% discount off orders over $50. Use coupon code: LNK10HS

Please note the 10% discount is not available on the deal of the week items - these already have HUGE discounts.

Free Book
Allowance Secrets
I was honoured to be included as one of the experts in this helpful book. Some great advice and ideas for teaching children about money.

Super Skills 4 Kids Home Study Course

Return to top | Home | General Enquiries | Ask Annie Parenting Questions
Free Parenting Newsletter | Free Parenting Games | Contests
Super Skills 4 Kids | EFT 4 Kids Program | Affiliate Program

      Copyright © 2008 - 2014 Inspired Parenting      Template Design