Mosaic Indian Elephant

Madeleine wanted to make this elephant on a cloth banner, but it would look so darling on a brightly colored piece of paper!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    If you don't have mosaic tiles, you can easily cut some! We used some foam sheets with a peel-back sticky on one side, and some plain foam sheets with a glue stick. We had some that were sparkly, and Maddie thought they made a splendid saddle!

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  • Step 2

    I asked Madeleine if she wanted to draw the elephant, or wanted me to. She said me, so I looked for a simple pattern, and drew it on her banner.

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  • Step 3

    She had the tiles spread out a bit on the table, and went to work. She was thrilled over the sparkly ones!

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  • Step 4

    I showed her that she could line the elephant's ear with sparkly silvers to make a little definition. "My fingers are sticky!" I complained. "Mine, too. That's all part of the fun, Sister!" she assured me.

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  • Step 5

    Soon the tiles were filled in to her satisfaction. "Here are some crown pieces I found," I offered. "Ooh, this pink heart is perfect!" "And here are some feathers..."

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  • Done!

    He's all finished. And isn't he grand!?!

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