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Magazine Mosaic | Recycled Crafts

Magazine Mosaic

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

What's a mosaic? It's a picture crafted with lots of small tiles - or in this case, paper squares.


  • Paper plate
  • Magazine pages
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Small brush


Magazine Mosaic - Step 1

1. Before you design your mosaic, look at old mosaics in books or online for inspiration.

Magazine Mosaic - Step 2

2. Sketch a design on the back of a paper plate; we chose a sun pattern.

Magazine Mosaic - Step 3

3. Tear out magazine pages printed with shades of the colors you'd like to use. Cut strips of the pages into small squares (ours were about 3/8 inch on a side). The shapes don't have to be perfect -- a little variety is what makes a mosaic interesting. You'll also need a few triangles to fit in corners.

Magazine Mosaic - Step 4

4. Mix together equal parts white glue and water. To fill in the design, brush a bit of glue mixture on the plate, put the squares in place, and seal each with a top coat of the glue mixture. When you are finished, let the project dry completely.