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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Open Ended Art ~ Pebble Collage/Mosaic

This week's challenge for Open Ended Art by Shannon at Teaching My Little Bookworm was making a collage or mosaic with pebbles.

I thought long and hard about this one because I didn't want to do stepping stones.

This is what I came up with.

First I cut out the first letter of each girl's name, those being "B", "M" and "M".

Next I tore construction paper into small pieces in the colors of the girls' bedrooms and set it all before them. I spread a thick layer of glue on their letters and told them to just start sticking the construction paper all over them.

When they were done we hung them to dry.

After I trimmed off the edges, the girls then sat down with clear glass pebbles and placed them all over their construction paper covered letters.

Once they had them completely covered them, I spent some time hot gluing the stones to their letters. I tried very hard not to mess up their pattern of stones, but I did have to do a tad bit of straightening to get them to fit.

And they ended up with these.

I am planning to use these as gifts for the girls. The twins' birthday is in October and I thought this might make a cute canvas wall hanging for the girls for their bedrooms. We'll see how they turn out.

Next week the theme is Paper collages. I have a fun idea in store!!


  1. oh wow how gorgeous. I can't wait to see how you will use them. They look fantastic.

  2. Those are so cute! What a fun craft project.

  3. Oh My Stars!!! I love them!!!! those are so totally awesome!! i'm getting the pebbles and we are doing these monday for the girls room!!!!!!

    thank you soo much! when i post about it i'll be sure to mention that you are the inspiration :)

  4. It's a brilliant idea! I really like how your initials turned out. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, they look so pretty! They worked very hard on these and they did a great job! I'm tempted to do the same thing, but I'm trying to keep our art projects from having too much "mama-involvement". Hm... I might just have to do this by myself! Great post!

  6. Those are wonderful. How very creative!

  7. THose turned out beautiful!! What a great idea to give thme as gifts!

  8. Great idea, I am going to have to try it too!
    I live in OK too

  9. These are amazing!! I can't wait to try it with Emily.

  10. this came out beautiful!!! great idea, thanks for sharing

  11. I really like both of these--great ideas for me:-). Paper for my younger child and glass for the older.

    LOVE these--thanks for great ideas!!


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