Paper squares snipped from the ends of strips of colored paper encourage imaginative mosaic patterns. The possibilities are endless. You just need lots of colored paper and glue.
Plenty of colored paper strips: Cut strips from construction paper, magazine pages, wrapping paper, wallpaper, old calendars, cards or any paper with interesting color or texture. Make them 1/2 - 1 inch wide, depending on your project.
Base paper: A sturdy base paper is easier to glue shapes onto. For variety, cut your base paper into a shape ahead of time depending on your theme or season (fish, turtle, bird, leaf, house...) Kids like contrasts - they enjoy gluing bright shapes on black or dark purple paper.
Glue or paste: Elmer’s glue, School paste, or a paste mixture of flour and water. Glue bottles work well. But you can also put a small amount of glue into a lid or onto a piece of wax paper and apply it with the finger, a Q-tip, a brush, or narrow cardboard strip.