Mosaic Lizard

These bright lizard pictures look great pinned on the kitchen fridge. And they are so straightforward to produce that with a little preparation toddlers and preschoolers will have no trouble with this activity. A great project for a "Letter L" theme in the classroom - or a quick and easy activity to entertain your little artist.

Mosaic Lizard

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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Materials

  • Colored Card (multiple colors)
  • Eyes (Googly, Stickers or made form card)
  • Glue

Instructions

  • Step 1

  • Step 2

  1. Preparation: Draw a lizard shape onto a piece of card. Cut out the lizard shape.
  2. Preparation: Cut out tiny squares from the remaining colored card. To do this quickly, cut parallel slits into the card. Then make cuts crosswise. See image.
  3. Spread the glue over the surface of the lizard.
  4. Sprinkle the paper squares over the top of the glue.
  5. Glue the eyes on the lizard.
  6. Once dry, you may wish to trim the overhanging edges of the mosaic squares and mount the lizard on card.

Tips

  1. If you are not comfortable drawing a lizard shape, you can easily find one online by doing a Google image search for "lizard template".

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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Neenah Creative Collection Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12" x 12", 65 lb, 18-Color Assortment, 72 Sheets (46408-02)
Neenah Creative Collection Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit
Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 3 Pack
Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue
Creativity Street Wiggle Eyes Multi-Pack, 500-Piece Pack (AC3435)
Creativity Street Wiggle Eyes Multi-Pack

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
National Geographic Readers: Lizards
National Geographic Readers: Lizards
Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement
Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement
Lizards for Lunch: A Roadrunner's Tale
Lizards for Lunch: A Roadrunner's Tale
There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea
There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea
lizards, frogs, and polliwogs
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