As winter continues to drag on we're becoming more and more desperate for indoor activities that will keep little ones busy. We've painted, we've played with clay, we've baked IT ALL, and today we are making bead art! This bead mosaic project was inspired by our love of bean art, where we used beans and paint to make mosaics, and now we are trying that same kind of technique with bright plastic beads so there is no paint necessary.
This bead mosaic craft is a great way to pass an afternoon and almost mimics the look of perler beads once it's completed without having to have any special tools or supplies to make it happen. We love the way it allows kids to really get creative and with a palette of colorful beads to choose from the possibilities for what they can make are endless! Here is what you need:
Supplies needed to Make a Bead Mosaic
How to Make a Bead Mosaic
Watch the video or follow the steps below!
Step 1. Cut your foam board to your desired size(s) using an x-acto knife.
Step 2. On your foam board, “draw” where you would like your beads to go using your glue. (We really love the Creatology Glitter and Sequin Glue for this project because it is nice and thick and gets tacky relatively quick so your beads will stay put!)
Step 3. Press your beads into the glue.
Step 4. Repeat the process until you have created your desired design!
Isn't it fun? It's possible that I had more fun than the kids doing this therapeutic craft! We loved thinking of all different scenes, characters and color combinations we could make and had the best time watching them all come to life!
What are your favorite boredom-buster crafts to employ in the winter? We'd love to hear them!
Liz & Sam