Art Projects


Materials Needed:

  • 1 sheet of black construction paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Exacto Knife
  • Glue
  • Pencil


  1. On the black sheet of construction paper draw a design using shapes. Make sure to keep space around each of your lines so that there is an outline in your picture. Look at examples of stained glass online to see what I am talking about.
  2. Using the Exacto Knife, carefully cut the shapes out so that all you are left with is the outline of you design or drawing.
  3. Using pieces of construction paper cut to fit, fill in the empty spaces and glue the pieces onto the back of the black construction paper. Make sure that the color construction paper you are using to fill one shape does not overlap into your other shape.
  4. When you are done gluing your colored construction paper, get another piece of construction paper and glue it to the back so that the messy back part does not show.
  5. Flip over and look at your beautiful “stained glass” art!

Here is an example of what it should look like when you are done.

Example of My Stained Glass Artwork

Byzantine Art Project: Dried Beans Mosaic

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard
  • Superglue/Any Glue
  • Beans in colors of your choice


  1. On your piece of cardboard, draw the image that you would like to make a mosaic.
  2. Put glue inside the lines and fill in with the bean colors of your choice to make the picture visible out of beans!
  3. Let dry and enjoy!
Example of a bean mosaic.

Byzantine Art Project: Magazine Mosiac

Materials Needed:

  • Magazines
  • Old Photographs
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Either cardboard or a piece of paper to draw your image on


  1. On your piece of paper or cardboard draw the image that you would like to make a mosaic out of.
  2. Next, Cut out pieces of old pictures, magazines and (as a last resort) construction paper in the colors needed ot make your image.
  3. Glue the pieces on the paper so that it makes the image on your paper.
  4. Let dry and enjoy!
Magazine mosaic example.

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