This magical bean mosaic is a wonderful activity for kids and adults to do together.
Tools and Materials
Magical Beans Mosaic How-To
1. Start by drawing a pattern in pencil on your canvas board. You can create geometric designs, a still life, or even a portrait in dried beans -- think of it as a color-by-numbers painting.
2. "Paint" a thin layer of glue in one area of your pattern, and sprinkle the area with colorful beans. Use a single color in each area.
3. Use the ruler to tidy up the edges of the beans before moving on to the next area.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until the board is covered. Let dry for 1 hour.
This project is from Rosie O'Donnel's book, "Crafty U."