Emily informed me this morning that she wanted to make a smiley face. I have no idea why she chose to make such an angry face this afternoon, but she kept telling me this was a picture of a bad guy who is very very VERY ANGRY.
Bean Face Mosaic
May 18, 2009 by
To make bean faces, you will need heavy cardstock or cardboard, a pencil, glue, some rice, and a bag of 16 bean soup mix (found in the bean aisle at the grocery store, very inexpensive). Emily drew the face on the cardstock first, then started gluing the rice and beans. This is a great activity for building fine motor skills, and having all the beans in one bag meant that she had to sort through them too. While working on this, she commented that she had no idea there were so many different kinds of beans. I loved how she showed emotion in the face with both the mouth and the eyebrows! If your kids like using glue (as Emily obviously does), this is sure to be a big hit! Also, I don’t plan to cook with this particular bag of beans, since now it is strictly for art use only!!