Earth Mosaic Glass Jars

17 March, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

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Our beautiful R15666 Earth Mosaics are perfect for decorating glass jars! Use a watered-down glue solution to adhere the mosaics to the jars. You can use any old recycled jars or ask your class to bring in their own. Makes a great rainy-day or calming activity!

Age: 5+

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Learning Objectives: Spend time deliberately placing mosaics around glue areas of the jar. Use fine motor skills to delicately place mosaics. Create a project based on coordinated colors. Talk about color associations and how colors elicit certain “moods” or “themes” when paired together.

You’ll Need:

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Mix 1 tablespoon of glue with 1/4 cup of water. Stir the mixture around until it becomes a milky consistency.

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Use a paintbrush to dab a bit of the glue-water mixture onto the lowest part of the jar. Start small, with just a dab of glue. Press one mosaic onto the glued-in part, and press to adhere.

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Add more mosaics in a single row and wrap it around the circumference of the jar. Alternate the colors as you go!

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I’ve added another row here so you can see how the jar is coming along in its new makeover! Continue adding rows all the way up to the neck of the bottle. Leave to dry overnight.

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All done! Here’s a look at the final project. You can reuse the bottle for a variety of purposes, such as storing your writing tools…

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…Or as a vase! You can glue the mosaics onto any glass, porcelain or plastic container, using glue and a paintbrush. Check out our other great mosaic products including:

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