Apr 22, 2010
Styrofoam Mosaic: Peanut Tree
Our Recycled Art
By Julia, 5th grade
In the art room we collected styrofoam packaging peanuts to be used for an Earth Day project. We decided to create a mosaic of a tree using peanuts as our “tiles”.
A bunch of kids helped out to mix tempera paint and create lots of colors to brush on the peanuts.
After decorating all the peanuts in different colors we used Elmer’s glue and spread it all over the also-recycled cardboard.
Following the sketch lines we created the giant tree to symbolize recycling and saving trees for Earth day.
Here's another artist who makes mosaics with post-it notes and uses stop-motion animation: