Paper Mosaic paper art design

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Paper Mosaic

Use small pieces of paper to make this mosaic paper art design. Paper shapes can replicate the look of tiles used in a traditional mosaic, making this a one-of-a-kind paper craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Scratch paper
  • Pencil
  • White drawing paper
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Colored foil (optional)
  • Wallpaper sample pages (optional)
  • Paper cutter (optional)
  • Glue stick

How to Make Paper Mosaic:

Step 1: Make a sketch of a scene on a piece of scratch paper. Fill the entire piece of paper with the scene (flowers, birds, tropical fish, and fruit are things that work well for this). When you are happy with your sketch, draw it again on the drawing paper.

Step 2: With scissors or a paper cutter, make 1/2-inch strips of the colored paper, foil and wallpaper samples. Cut the strips into small squares.

Step 3: Paste the paper onto the objects in your picture, and use the colors you have creatively. An apple, for example, can have many colors: light red, dark red, and red/brown that could be used to show shading.

Step 4: Place the squares as close together as possible, leaving white paper showing through to look as though the mosaics are embedded in plaster.

Step 5: When you are done with your picture, mount the finished work on a larger sheet of construction paper for display.

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