Marvelous Mosaics

by Jamie Dangers


paper plate
old paintbrush
seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
dried beans, lentils and peas
uncooked rice (white or wild rice)
dried corn kernels (blue corn, popcorn)
paint (optional)


1. Draw a fun fall picture on the inside of the paper plate.
2. Decide how to arrange the seeds and beans to create the picture.
3. Use an old paintbrush to spread glue on the paper plate. Sprinkle one kind of seed on at a time.
4. Brush away any extra seeds.
5. Create the rest of your picture using different kinds of materials.
6. Let your mosaic dry, and then give it away!

This article first appeared in the November 2009 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2009 by Focus on the Family. Used by permission. Photo © Lexie Rhodes.