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K32 SAMPLE ART ACTIVITY 6

Mosaics:

Cupcakes

BASIC IDEA

Decorating a cup cake with a mosaic of lollies. Students may use coloured icing but the focus is on creating the mosaic using various types of lollies. Monochromatic mosaics are most effective.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED kids art cup cakes

  •           Plain cup cakes
  •           Frosting
  •           Food colouring
  •           Bowls
  •           Variety of patty pan cases
  • Mixture of lollies (best to sort into colour piles)
  • Good lollies: Smarties, Mini M&Ms, Skittles,
  • coloured Lifesavers, Jelly Beans, Candy sticks,
  • Mini Licorice Allsorts, Darrell Lea Mini Boiled Sweets
  • Latex gloves
  • Camera

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring in cooked cup cakes or have students make them.
  2. Have a large bowl of frosting and divide into small bowls mixing in different colours so there are several options for icing the cupcake.
  3. Students love to organize the lollies in colour piles, so hand out food gloves and containers and get them to sort…not eat.
  4. Keep all the cupcakes, lollies, icing and patty pan cases on a front table, and have students take turns collect all the items they need on individual plates
  5. Spread the frosting first, then place the cup cake into a case
  6. Slowly place the lollies in a mosaic pattern on the icing. It can cover the icing or make a small shape in the centre.
  7. Take photos before eating!

EXTRA IDEAS

  •          Rather than monochromatic, make a mosaic of warm or cool colours, or complementary colours. Use the lollies to teach about colour.

ART ACTIVITY EXAMPLES

Cup cakes for kids

kids cup cakes

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