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Open Ended Art – pebble mosaics

on September 5, 2009

I’ve fallen behind on posting these even though we have been doing them diligently.

First off, this months theme over at Teaching My Little Bookworm is mosaics. And this weeks material was pebbles.

For some reason pebbles seem to be in short supply over here. Maybe I just don’t know where to look – beaches are sandy and river beds are inaccessible. So Froglet and I made our own pebbles. We used white clay, various small items to print with, sand, dried herbs and marker pens to colour them in. This was our first time using real clay and we had a great time! Froglet’s pebbles ended up relatively flat (not very pebble-like) but that was all part of the fun.

Then when they had been baked, cooled and coloured, we made mosaics using playdough as a background. I know this only barely qualifies as Art, as it’s not permanent, but I thought we might enjoy doing it again on a future occasion. And besides, I’m running out of storage space to keep permanent sculptures!

Froglet tells me that his mosaics are dinosaurs mouths with lots of teeth. He also discovered that the pebbles leave a nice pattern in the dough when they are removed.

I have more OEA photos to post from previous occasions but not time to do it in right now so it will have to be another post.


4 responses to “Open Ended Art – pebble mosaics

  1. that is so awesome making your own pebbles! how inventive!! 🙂

    get pebble mosaic!! 🙂 love the colors of the playdough is it homemade?

  2. Michelle says:

    That is so cool that you made your own pebbles!

  3. Amy says:

    I love how you made your own pebbles, and the playdough was a great idea – being able to redo the art makes it even more fun!

  4. This is so fun. I love the pebbles! So very creative–great job and idea on that one!

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