Green Paint Chip Mosaic
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.
green paint chips in a variety of shades construction paper paste or glue scissors (ADULT USE ONLY)
What to do:
- 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.
- Cut out a variety of shapes from each card. Choose geometric shapes like squares, circles, diamonds, and triangles.
- Show her how to use small drops of glue on the back of each shape and paste them down on the paper.
- Look at all the green shades, pointing out light ones versus dark. Emphasize the word "green" to your child.
How to use:
- You and your child may wish to make other mosaics in other colors.
- 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?
While you are having fun together, your child is developing small muscle skills, and eye/hand coordination.