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Green Paint Chip Mosaic


Green Paint Chip Mosaic

[20 Minutes]

Pick up a variety of green paint chips from your local hardware or paint store and introduce your child to a neat way of making mosaics. Encourage your child to glue shape cutouts to paper for a new creative art activity.

You'll need:

• green paint chips in a variety of shades • construction paper • paste or glue • scissors (ADULT USE ONLY)

What to do:

  1. Take a trip together to your local hardware or paint store. Pick up a variety of free paint chips in different hues of green. You may also see blue and yellow paint chips that have a green tint. This shows your child that mixing these two primary colors will make green.
  2. Cut out a variety of shapes from each card. Choose geometric shapes like squares, circles, diamonds, and triangles.
  3. Show her how to use small drops of glue on the back of each shape and paste them down on the paper.
  4. Look at all the green shades, pointing out light ones versus dark. Emphasize the word "green" to your child.

How to use:

  1. You and your child may wish to make other mosaics in other colors.
  2. Hang each picture on the wall, creating an indoor rainbow.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What color are we pasting on our mosaic? Can you find this color on something in this room?
  • Do you like to work with glue? Does it feel sticky?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, your child is developing small muscle skills, and eye/hand coordination.

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