Session 110: Mosaic Play with Clay Tiles

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I want to share an art project that has the qualities of mosaic without the need of special tools or messy grout, and its reusable!

The background is a piece of board painted black, then given a coat of clear lacquer. While that’s drying, get busy making the “tiles” out of Sculpey clay. Roll the clay out thin. (I have a pasta machine for clay and I rolled mine out on the 4 setting) Cut out tiny squares with a pizza cutter or a knife. I also used fondant cutters to make circles and hearts. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes @ 275. Let them cool, then pop them off. (This is about as satisfying as popping bubble wrap, trust me!)

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Arrange your pieces on the board however you like! When you’re finished, store them in a container for the next time you’re ready to play. An alternative to the clay is to use squares of colored paper on a piece of cardboard. Get creative!

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