This is a project that I used to do with my students and the results were beautiful.  You could pick any theme- we used to translate this Ancient Greek style into Ancient Egyptian images, but as you can see it fits with jungle animals as well.  I included a few tricks that aid in the process, but of course the most important piece is to create an image that is uniquely yours!

Materials

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Sturdy paper
  • Pencil/ eraser
  • Containers (optional)

We always find these items helpful too:

Make-it-your-own.com (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Smock
  • Craft tray

Directions

  • Sketch out your idea first in pencil.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • Flip through your magazines and find colours that you would like to use in your image.  Gently tear out those pages and cut them into strips.  Ours were approximately 1 centimetre in width.  We then cut them into small pieces (to simulate tiles) that were 1 centimetre by 1 centimetre. (For younger children , you could do larger and I once had a student make such tiny tiles that she applied them with tweezers- it was magnificent!)  If you wanted, you could use a small paper trimmer for this portion too. Our son placed the colours in small containers to keep them organized for him.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • Don your smock.  Using your glue stick, place a thin coating of glue on the back of your magazine tiles.  You could do this on your craft tray or a scrap piece of paper to assure a full coverage.  Or if you prefer, apply glue to the page and lay the “tiles” in place.  Line up the edge of your tile with your lines and apply.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • You may need to overlap tiles.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • It is good to go over the edge as well.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • For younger children, they may need to do some simpler modifications (as seen by the tiger’s facial lines) in order to create the image.  However, older children may like the challenge of using only the designated size.  If there is a tile that is not working for your intended vision, simply glue over it!

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • Allow to dry overnight.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • Once your image is complete, flip it over and trim the edges so you get a sharp line.

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

  • Hang up your work to enjoy!

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

 

  • PIN IT HERE:

Magazine Mosaics:  Re-use old magazines to create magazine tile pieces to create an image!

Looking for more jungle projects:

Jungle Crafts!

Elephant: http://buggyandbuddy.com/elephant-craft-newspaper/

Parrots: http://iheartcraftythings.com/twirling-parrot-craft.html

Parrots:  http://kidscraftroom.com/cardboard-tube-parrot-craft/

Giraffe: https://www.thecrafttrain.com/cardboard-tube-giraffe/

Turtle: http://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/cd-button-turtle-craft/

Purpose

  • Re-using materials.
  • Creating with various techniques and exploring their origins.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors with care and adult supervision.
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