One snowy afternoon found us gathered at the art table creating our own mosaic masterpieces out of old magazine clippings.
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To Make a Magazine Clipping Mosaic
You will need:
- small squares of magazine clippings separated by color*
- heavy art paper
- glue stick
- black marker (not pictured)
Do a quick google image search of ancient Grecian mosaics for inspiration.
Sketch a simple shape or picture onto the art paper. SIMPLE is the key. A picture with too much detail or small spaces, will be too difficult to tile.
Apply glue to a small section of the sketch and begin laying magazine "tiles" leaving white space between each clipping. Create a unified look by laying all the tiles in the same direction.
Once all the tiles are in place, allow to dry. (This should only take a few minutes as glue stick adhesive dries very quickly.)
Using a dark marker, outline your original sketch. Don't be afraid to draw OVER the tiles.
Cut around the perimeter of the mosaic.
Ta-dah! You have a beautifully crafted mosaic just like those made by the artists of ancient Greece.
For More Projects to enhance your study of Ancient Greece, be sure to check out these resources.
- Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
- Spend the Day in Ancient Greece: Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life
- History Pockets: Ancient Greece
More in our Ancient Greece Unit