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Papier Mache

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Bead Mosaic Tissue Box

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Ahhh-choooo! Have fun with three dimensional mosaics and create something functional that you are sure to love having around the house!

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  • Mosaic is an art form of creating images from small pieces of coloured glass, stones, beads and other materials held together and framed with grout.
  • Step 1Plan out the arrangement of your tiles roughly on a piece of paper. This will make it easier to place them in the right position.
  • Step 2Cover the sides of your tissue box in mosaic cement. Follow the directions on the mosaic cement carefully and make sure to read the safety information before you use it. To apply the mosaic cement evenly, modelling tools are great to use.
  • Step 3Place the beads on top of the mosaic cement. Leave small gaps between your beads. Leave the cement to set for at least 24 hours.
  • Step 4Prepare the tile grout. Follow the directions on the tile grout packet carefully and make sure to read the safety information before you use it.
  • Step 5Apply the tile grout onto the arranged beads using a damp sponge. Make sure the grout is evenly spread between all the beads. Don’t worry if there is some grout covering the beads. Let the grout set slightly.
  • Step 6Gently wipe the grout off the beads with a damp sponge and clean up any areas that you don’t want grout covering.
  • Step 7Allow your mosaic art work to dry completely for at least 24 hours.
  • Step 8Paint the top of your tissue box a bright colour.

Materials used in this activity

Splash Mat
Optional
Product Code: 10715 Blue
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Craft Bowls - Coloured
Optional
Product Code: 10717 Pack of 4
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4 or more $3.84 (inc GST) $3.49 (ex GST)          
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Bumper Bead Pack
Optional
Product Code: 10832 450g Pack
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Universal Vinyl Gloves - Medium
Optional
Product Code: 11234 Pack of 100
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Product Code: 12142  
EACH $5.50 (inc GST) $5.00 (ex GST)
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Artist Sponges
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Product Code: 13030 Pack of 3
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CleverPatch Apron
Optional
Product Code: 13771 One Size Fits Most
EACH $14.29 (inc GST) $12.99 (ex GST)
30 or more $9.89 (inc GST) $8.99 (ex GST)          
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Mosaic Clear Adhesive
Optional
Product Code: 15048 125ml
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12 or more $8.24 (inc GST) $7.49 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 15794 500ml
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
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Superfine Powdered Grout - White
Optional
Product Code: 16740 500g Pack
EACH $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)          
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