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Activity Overview

Create a work of art that truly is Cool Beans. Just like people and just like art, dried beans come in all shapes and sizes and colors. Utilize these differences by combining them to create vibrant and colorful mosaic pictures that highlight your drawings in a unique and wonderful manner.

This art project is fantastic for all ages and all levels of skill. Let your imagination be your guide as you decorate your artwork with this fun and easily accessible craft medium. Every piece of art is destined to be an original.

Materials Needed

  • Tacky glue
  • Card stock paper or cardboard
  • A crayon or pencil
  • A variety of dried beans

How to Do It

  1. Draw a picture on a piece of heavy card stock or cardboard.
  2. Fill in the outline of the picture with glue.
  3. Use various varieties of dried beans to cover the glue lines.
  4. Fill in the remainder to the picture with glue and work quickly and carefully to place beans of different kinds onto the glue covered spaces until all are covered.
  5. Allow to dry overnight.

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