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Mosaic Frame
By Sandy Laipply

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Main supplies:

  • Walnut Hollow® Wooden Frame 12.5” X 11” with a 5” x 7” opening
    or Elmer’s® Foam Board
  • Green, yellow, and blue cardstock – ½ sheet each
  • Elmer’s® Paintastics™ Paint Brush Pens – blue, green and black
  • Elmer’s® Glue-All®
  • DecoArt® Black Acrylic Paint

Basic Supplies:

  • Sponge brush
  • Fiskars® scissors or paper trimmer
  • Cutting mat and X-Acto® craft knife if using foam board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil



  1. If using a wooden frame, paint it black. If using a foam board frame, have an adult cut it to the correct size.
  2. Decorate cardstock. Using the blue pen, make criss–cross strokes on lighter blue cardstock.
  3. Using black pen, put your initial in all directions on green cardstock. Using the green pen, scribble on the yellow cardstock.
  4. Measure, mark, and cut the decorated cardstock into 1” X 2” rectangles
  5. Lay rectangles on the frame in a pleasing pattern.
  6. One at a time, glue the rectangles in place.

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