Mosaic Indian Elephant
Madeleine wanted to make this elephant on a cloth banner, but it would look so darling on a brightly colored piece of paper!
How We Did It
If you don't have mosaic tiles, you can easily cut some! We used some foam sheets with a peel-back sticky on one side, and some plain foam sheets with a glue stick. We had some that were sparkly, and Maddie thought they made a splendid saddle!
I asked Madeleine if she wanted to draw the elephant, or wanted me to. She said me, so I looked for a simple pattern, and drew it on her banner.
She had the tiles spread out a bit on the table, and went to work. She was thrilled over the sparkly ones!
I showed her that she could line the elephant's ear with sparkly silvers to make a little definition. "My fingers are sticky!" I complained. "Mine, too. That's all part of the fun, Sister!" she assured me.
Soon the tiles were filled in to her satisfaction.
"Here are some crown pieces I found," I offered.
"Ooh, this pink heart is perfect!"
"And here are some feathers..."
He's all finished.
And isn't he grand!?!