Paper Mosaic Art

Have you ever tried to create a big design by starting small? You can use little colored pieces of paper to create a mosaic of a realistic picture or an abstract pattern. It's a cool effect and a great art craft for you to do.

What You'll Need:
  • Assorted colors of construction paper
  • Blunt scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Drawing paper
  • Craft glue

Step 1: Cut assorted colors of construction paper into 1/2-inch squares. The easiest way to do this is to gather a stack of same-color papers, measure and mark 1/2-inch increments on the top sheet, then cut the 1/2-inch-wide strips. Gather the strips and snip them into squares. Continue with the other colors, keeping the colors separate.

Step 2: Draw an outline of a simple picture on a piece of drawing paper. Start by covering the outline of your picture with the paper squares. Glue the squares down one by one, leaving a little space between each piece. Then fill in the design and the background, following the shape of your outline.

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