EZ-Grout Mosaics

Young artists create 2-D art using air-dry clay and acrylic paint in this mosaic-making activity. Kids trace their design sketch on a clay slab, cut out the pieces, and after drying, paint and mount their tile design.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide directions in small, distinct steps and leave a pause between each step so kids can complete the step
  • Be sure to discuss the tactile sensations they encounter during the art project
  • You can modify the activity to fit your unique pupils and the safety skill your class is studying
  • Create extra pieces for a fund-raiser sale
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the 13th in a series of 32 art projects designed for the special education classroom but appropriate for all learners
  • The project requires the use of a fettling knife
  • Create a sample mosaic before the project as a model 
  • Project images of various forms of mosaics



  • The packet includes a materials list, images of sample mosaics, options, and directions

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