Our R15642 Quilt Mosaics are perfect to make this cityscape! The mosaics add a touch of whimsy to normally stark and severe-looking buildings. Create a fun tribute to quilt and craft shows across the country with this activity!
Duration: 15 minutes
• Gel pens
• 8.5 x 11″ blue construction paper or Bristol® Board sheet
Children will love to decorate the night sky! Use gel pens or glitter glue to illustrate the stars, meteors and moon in the scene.
Provide the R15642 Quilt Mosaics in a bowl. This will help keep children organized as they decorate their night sky scene! Turn the sheet of paper lengthwise to make a landscape drawing.
The R15642 Quilt Mosaics are cut into squares but can be separated to make triangles as well. Select several R15642 Quilt Mosaics and stack them upright on top of each other. When you reach about halfway up the sheet, use triangles to finish off the tops of the buildings. You can leave the tops as squares too.
Layer the buildings to create depth and perspective. Lay down the first row of buildings, then choose a new set of R15642 Quilt Mosaics and lay the next row of buildings over top of the first row. You can see that the green building at the front of the page on the left-hand side is not completely covering the building behind it. This creates the illusion that the green building is actually in front of the red and white building.
Once you are satisfied with the placement of the buildings, glue them down!
Draw little stars around the buildings. This will help children practice drawing basic shapes! Vary the size of the stars; some will look larger and others will look smaller like specs or dots.
Read a bedtime story to children and teach them about the importance of sleep. Answer questions such as, why is there night and day; why do humans and animals need sleep; and, why do we see stars at night?
Make a wish on a shooting star and show us how your Quilt Mosaic Buildings turned out! Send your photos and comments to us to get featured in our next post. Contact us through the contact form. We’d love to hear from you!