Making a Seed Mosaic Medallion
As diverse as the plant kingdom, seeds exist in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be
spotted, speckled, striped and striated; curled, flat, round and elongated; bumpy or rough to
smooth and shiny. Have your kids look at a variety of different seeds and ask them these
questions. What color is it? What shape is it? How big is it (measure with a rule)? What is its
texture? Is it soft or is it hard? Do you think it is pretty? Seeds offer a wonder of
artistic possibilities and they are ideal for the craft of mosaic-making.
Mosaics are carefully placed pieces of material, traditionally stone, glass and bits of metal,
arranged to make an image or design. Replace those bits of stone, glass or metal with seeds and
you have a seed mosaic. Form a round mosaic and you have a seed mosaic medallion!