In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we had our students making create heart-shaped mosaics for their parents and teachers by using pieces of construction paper and other materials. As usual, we did not give the students too many instructions when it came to creating the actual mosaic. We simply taught them that mosaics were created when pieces of stained glass were combined and showed them examples of mosaics from Catholic churches. Afterward we distributed construction paper, foam sheets, tissue papers, glue sticks and scissors.
As usual, my students delivered and created an amazing array of Valentine’s Day paper heart mosaics:
- My 5th grader used pieces of tissue paper that varied in size and color. Awesome texture and color combinations!
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