I did this Bean Mosaic project with the monkeys and they enjoyed it. We've done 'real' mosaic art before but this is a quick and easy project that was easy to clean up afterwards. I bought a bag of mixed beans and gave them some glue. We started off 'filling up' the pictures from a coloring book. Once their creative juices were flowing they made some of their own designs using blank paper.
This project is great for exercising those fine motor skill- with both the sorting and the meticulous gluing and placement.
Questions to consider while creating:
What materials (medium) are we using to create?
What texture does this medium (beans) create?
What sort of effect can you create with the raised and recessed areas? (Depth)
Could this be considered a sculpture? (trick question- no it is two dimensional)
What is your favorite FAST art project to do?