This is our fun twist on mosaic art ― yarn style! You can up-cylce just about any container, add some colorful yarn and gems, and you’ll have a beautiful kid-made vase! This fun craft will challenge those skills needed for pre-school ― fine motor, cutting, and gluing.
- Plastic container (we up-cycled a Happy Tot’s O’s container)
- Yarn in many colors and varieties
- White, non-toxic glue
- Sequins or gems (optional)
First we began by cutting the yarn into different lengths, using varying colors and textures. C loved this part! Next, create lines and patterns on the container with the glue and cover the glue lines with the yarn. If the glue dries, add more as you go. We used a lot of glue! Tip: It helps to wash your hands periodically to remove the glue. Also, using the point of something helps stop the yarn from sticking to your fingers.
Continue creating swirls, hearts, lines, and more fun designs! Lots of fine motor practice for kids!
For fun bling we added sequins and gems to help in shine! Set aside to dry. C threw his arms up and said, “I’m done!” He lasted about 10 minutes, then we took a break and came back to it. If I did it again, I’d choose a smaller canvas for my three year old.
A good alternative to the yarn is sequins and gems — just glue and stick for a mosaic “tile” vase! You can use cardboard or a shoe box to make a picture or use the decorated container to collect and store things — lots of options!
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