Simple seed mosaics

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on March 26, 2012

in Creative Art, Seed Mosaics

Seeds are such a wonderful resource to explore in preschool. From art to math to science, the ideas are truly endless for play, exploration, and discovery…

To make a seed mosaic, each child was given a shallow lid saved from a margarine container. The children filled the lid with a big puddle of glue…

Once the children added a puddle of glue to the lid, they tilted the lids back and forth a bit to spread the glue so it covered the entire bottom of the lid…

Then the children added beans to the lids. We only used beans but one could certainly make this interesting by using a variety of different kinds of seeds…

And then the children painted over the tops of their beans as they wished. We used liquid washable tempera paint…

Some of the children preferred to also add paint to their glue. I left this part of the process open to what they thought would be interesting…

Once the children completed painting the beans, we set the mosaics aside to dry for about a week…

After the mosaics were dry, we peeled them out of the lids and added a hole and some yarn to hang them up!

Super simple!

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1 Stacy@Share&Remember March 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

That’s a neat idea!

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thank you Stacy:)

3 Roopa March 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Love the idea! We may have to try this soon..

4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Super simple process – can be done anytime with almost any thing! Seeds are just what we happened to be exploring at the moment:)

5 crystal@growingajeweledrose March 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Ok, this one I love! We are having squash for dinner tonight, and now I have a prefect way to use the seeds.

6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Haha – two for the price of one!

7 corrie March 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

You are the sort of teacher I wish I had in pre-k.

8 Esther March 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

This is just wonderful! So simple and lot of possibilities!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your valuable input!

9 Cathy@pre-schoolplay March 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

Ooooh love this and perfect timing! We are starting seed planting next week and are already doing your ten seeds activity (book is on order!), but I will have to add this one too! Thankyou.

10 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

It is a terrific and easy activity! Some of my students want to do it again)

11 Kimira March 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Its a lovely activity and I am sure both my kids will love it. Thanks for sharing.

12 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thank you for stopping by Kimira!

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