Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Open Ended Art ~ Mosaics with Paper

Emily's Scrap Paper Mosaic


This month's Open Ended Art theme is Mosaics. This weeks material is paper so I raided our scrap box to get some paper for Emily's mosaic. Since Emily loves to cut I had her cut up some of her cutting practice strips too!

Emily cutting up some paper for her mosaic.



Emily had fun gluing on the different pieces of scrap paper. She also enjoyed peeling the dried glue off of her fingers! I am so excited that she is starting to like gluing. Before any project that involved gluing took her only about 2 seconds before she decided that she did not want to do anymore. She worked on this project for about half and hour and finally said "Mommy, look at my mosaic I am all done!"


All those colored little squares of paper were calling my name and while Emily was working on her mosaic I made one too! I think it also helps Emily focus if I work on my own project next to her. She did not ask me to help her at all!


13 comments:

Rebecca said...

What a great way to get rid of scrap paper!! They BOTH came out so good ;)

Susana said...

Oh wow! This turned out so great. She must have lots and lots of patience to keep at this until she covered the whole paper. I am very impressed and like this lots!

Denise said...

Beautiful! I love the colorful paper on the black background. I need to remember to work alongside my girls more often.

Christy said...

She is quite the artist! This is beautiful. I like that you also had her do the cutting. My son hates to glue anything because he doesn't like to get sticky - he won't eat maple syrup either for that reason!

Nancy M. said...

Great idea! They look awesome! I'll bet it is more fun for her when you're working alongside her!

whisperingwhispers said...

I love the way she kept everything in such neat rows. She definately has an eye for art. Great job!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

We got the sticker idea from you for cutting strips and we've used ours for collages too - they work so great! She always does a good job on these projects - what a little artist!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love how it turned out - Emily is so patient. I also really like the idea of doing a project side-by-side - I've got to try it. However, knowing my little "manager", she would probably rather watch me than doing it side-by-side :)

Zonnah said...

She looks like she is having so much fun :)

Sherry said...

Looks great! Lu has that same shirt :)

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

soo cute! would love to see your open art too :)

Melissa said...

Well let's see your mosaic, too! Emily did a fantastic job cutting and gluing. My little one is about the same age, and if she gets a drop of glue on her finger, she has to immediately wash it off. I'm looking forward to her getting used to just wiping it on the newspaper, and getting on with her project!

BranFlakes said...

hahaha! my kids art work usually calls my name too! I almost always do artwork right alongside them.

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