|Poppy - Seahorse (7 years old)|
People often shy away from creating mosaics with children for obvious reasons, its messy, involves some sharp pieces, the use of cement and grout, can be fiddly and requires children to concentrate for a long period of time. Yet if you do persist and take precautions where necessary the results are wonderful.
|tiles on table and finished ungrouted mosaics|
|Ailsa - my rabbit (7 years old)|
It was loads of fun and the results speak for themselves. There were some very proud children afterwards!! All the hard work (there was a lot of prep) is worth it when you see the children thrilled with what they have created. Often they would go back several times to give their finished mosaic another polish. In the flurry of people leaving I forgot to take photos of some pieces yet I have managed to get some emailed to me which is why the picture quality varies below.
|Pela - Midnight tree (7 years old)|
|Jordyn - Butterfly (7 years old)|
|Brianna - Heart (9 years old)|
|Leo - Rocket (6 years old)|
|Poppy - our chicken (7 years old)|
|Summer - snowman (7 years old)|
|Ada - Heart (5 years old)|
|Rebecca - Butterfly (8 years old)|
|Olivia - Butterfly (6 years old)|
|Immy - Cupcake (7 years old)|
|Isabella - Butterfly (7 years old)|
|Bella - Cat (5 years old)|
|Remi - Seahorse (8 years old) UN GROUTED|
|Piper - Butterfly (10 years old) UN GROUTED|
|Mosaic sun catchers|
P.S Happy to answer any questions via email if people are thinking of doing mosaics with children. I found there wasn't a lot of information available on the Internet. We had no injuries and the children really enjoyed it. It was a little difficult for the younger children yet with a some help they were fine. To make it easier for younger children I would recommend they create indoor mosaics using glue and a precut shape.