Monday, 26 March 2012

Art & Craft Tutorial for Kids - Mosaic Paper Collage Easter Egg

Those of you who have been following my art and craft projects for a while know that I’ve got about a million ways to create Easter eggs. This project is one of the easiest and is a great way to use up those scraps of paper left over from other projects. Mosaic art is a way of making a picture with lots of small pieces of material, so your paper scraps are perfect for this craft. You can make a lovely mosaic paper collage Easter eggs and do your bit for the environment at the same time.

Supplies Needed: heavy card, scrap paper, pencil, PVA glue, glue spreader, small bowl for glue, scissors, ribbon, glitter

1. Cover your work area with an old table cloth.

2. Draw an egg shape onto a piece of card or heavy paper.

 3. Cut the egg shape out with scissors and set it aside.
 4. Cut or tear scrap paper into small pieces, roughly 1 inch (2.5 cm) in size. I used construction paper, but you can use tissue paper, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, old magazines or whatever you happen to have on hand.
 5. Put some glue into a bowl. I've recycled a plastic butter container for my glue pot. Depending on how thick your glue is, you may wish to add a little water to get a consistency that is easier to work with.
 6. Glue the paper scraps onto the egg shape, overlapping the pieces, until the entire egg is completely covered. I covered around the edge of my egg first with a repeating pattern and applied the paper randomly on the rest, but you can create any design that you like.
7. Allow your egg to dry, then turn it over and repeat the process.

8. When the egg is completely dry on both sides, trim off any excess paper that went over the edge.

9. For a bit of extra pizzazz, apply a glitter and glue on a ribbon bow.

Voila! Your mosaic paper collage Easter egg is done. Now the only thing left to do is to hang it on your fridge, a window or on your bedroom wall and admire your work.


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