Dried Bean Mosaic Art

My kids love any project that allows them to use glue. Since they also love to color we created a fun project that allowed them to glue dried beans and peas to add color and design.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Start by gathering your supplies. We used dried black beans, and Green and Yellow Split peas. I put each on a paper plate for easy use. Then we used construction paper as the base but a coloring page or design would work great. Also you will need glue.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We started by drawing the design on the paper, both kids wanted their initial so we kept it simple and I drew the letter outline on the paper. Then they added the glue to the paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    They used a small foam paint brush to help spread the glue. (totally optional but they liked it and it was a little less messy)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Then they stuck the dried beans and peas down, in the pattern or design they wanted. It was a good way to teach them to stay in the lines.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Then we let them dry and the kids both had some new mosaic art.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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