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Printable Paper Mosaic Ice Cream Cone

Paper mosaics are a simple and easy craft for all ages. This ice cream cone mosaic is a great project for the summer.

Summer is just a couple of weeks away.  I love the summer for so many reasons, but one of my favorites is the ice cream cones. There is nothing better on a hot summer day. If you are looking for an easy and sweet craft for the season, this one is perfect.
Paper mosaic ice cream cone craft with free printable template. Construction paper crafts for kids. Summer arts and crafts projects.

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Paper Mosaic Easter Eggs

These paper mosaic Easter eggs are cute and easy to make and great for practicing scissors skills.

My daughter loves to cut. It is a very normal occurrence to see her sitting at her craft table cutting construction paper into little pieces. I have bowls of cut paper all over the house. This is one of the reasons that we love to make paper mosaics. Easter is only a few weeks away. If you are looking for a simple craft for Easter for the kids, these mosaic Easter eggs are perfect.Construction paper Mosaic Easter Eggs - spring and Easter arts and crafts for preschoolers and kids.

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Paper Mosaic Owls

Owls have been my favorite animal for as long as I can remember. My daughter loves them as well. Every day she snuggles up with her favorite owl blanket and her stuffed owls. We can’t leave the house without them.

Construction paper mosaic owl craft - easy arts and craft for kids and preschoolers. Great for cutting and scissor skills. Fine motor activities

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I had an idea for a simple owl craft for me and my owl lover, so when my daughter had a sleepover this weekend and the girls asked me to do a craft with them, I was over the moon.

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Mosaic Sunshine Craft for Kids

Paper mosaics are a favorite of ours. This paper mosaic sunshine craft is simple and only requires construction paper, one piece of white paper and glue. If you are out of construction paper and can’t make it to the store, try tearing out pieces of old magazines to find the colors that you need. This is always a fun option. This craft is great for spring or summer. Let the sun shine in.

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Torn Paper Christmas Stockings

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I think that I have mentioned that my daughter is big into cutting things right now. She loves using her safety scissors. She will just grab sheets of construction paper & cut them up. Today she cracked me up when she drew a bunch of small pictures and cut them out. She drew a Christmas tree, a plate of cookies & she made some ice for the ground and glued them all onto another piece of paper. I told her that she had made a nice collage & she said “It is not a collage. It is a winter’s day mosaic.” This made me laugh. “Do you know what a mosaic is?” We have made mosaic crafts in the past & I am certain that I have told her the word, but do not think I ever explained it to her. I gave her my best explanation & told her we could make a mosaic with all of the paper that she had cut.

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Mosaic Pumpkin Craft For Kids

Paper Mosaic Pumpkin Craft - fun fall autumn crafts for kids - Halloween activities & arts and crafts

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Yesterday, I brought home a new package of 500 sheets of construction paper. As soon as my daughter saw it her eyes lit up. “Mama, I want to make something.” As you know, I never say no to making a craft. I opened the package & she wanted to pull out the paper herself. As she was pulling out the paper, she tore a few pieces off. “Oh no! Mama, I ripped it.” We took advantage of our ripped paper by making a ripped paper mosaic.

Pumpkin Mosaic Craft

Draw the shape of a pumpkin onto a piece of construction paper.

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Here is the fun part. Tear a bunch of paper into small pieces. For our mosaic we used mostly orange, with a some brown & black pieces mixed in.

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Spread out the ripped pieces & put into a pile. Give your child a glue stick & explain to them to glue the pieces into the middle of the drawing. I told her to allow some space so that there is white showing. She followed the directions well. She glued the whole circle first & then put on her torn pieces.

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About halfway through, she asked me to do it with her. It was fun doing the project together.

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We cut a stem out of construction paper & drew in a couple of vines to finish it off.

Paper Mosaic Pumpkin Craft - fun fall autumn crafts for kids - Halloween activities & arts and crafts

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Paint Chip Mosaic Fall Tree Craft

As you all know, we are getting ready to move in the fall. Our new home is still under construction & we have so many decisions still to make. We have cabinets & counter tops to pick out, we need to decide on new appliances & we have to figure out what color paint we want on all of our walls. I have been having a difficult time picking out our paint colors. Every time I think that I have picked the colors that I want, I change my mind & collect more samples. I have paint swatches everywhere. After a lot of thought, I think that I finally came to a decision.

Paint Chip Mosaic Fall Tree Craft

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Pasta Mosaic Craft & Activity

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This weekend it was my husband’s birthday. For his birthday, we had a nice family breakfast and spent some quality time together, but daddy really wanted to watch football today. Since he so willingly gives up football every Sunday for Paw Patrol & Doc McStuffins, Mai & I were determined to let him watch his team play today. We needed an activity to keep our little one occupied for a long period of time.

As you all probably already know, I am a huge fan of pasta crafts. We have more boxes of pasta for crafting than we do for eating in our house. One of my favorite pastas to use is Ditalini. When dyed, it looks like beads. We made pasta jewelry a while back and colored much more of the small pastas than we needed. We had a ton leftover to use. We just needed a project that we could use them on.

Luckily we had the perfect activity in mind that both kept her busy for a shockingly long long time & used up all of our little Ditalini.

Spread out Play-Doh in the center of a paper plate.

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Color pasta by shaking pasta in a plastic Ziploc bag with food coloring & let dry.

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Have them press the pasta pieces into the Play-Doh one by one.

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You can also use another pasta to outline a shape and work around it.

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This was a fun activity and craft for us. I was impressed with how thorough and thoughtful Mai was when placing each piece as if she already had a plan for each piece.

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Hey, why does yours look better than mommy’s?

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