Pixelated Shamrock with Paper Weaving Craft for Saint Patricks Day

This is a great craft for Saint Patrick’s Day. Have you ever heard of pixel art…well it is drawing with blocks (pixels)…this is how graphic images that you see on the screen are made. Anyways, it is sort of like mosaics with tiles because tiles are square blocks as well. Even if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say, you can appreciate this craft for its coolness factor. This is an interesting form of paper weaving as you will see when you take a look at the steps. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone.

 



Pixelated Shamrock with Paper Weaving Craft for Saint Patricks Day



Crafts Materials Needed:

White Paper

Green Paper

Scissor

Tape

Template to Print



Pixelated Shamrock Template



Click on Image and It Will Open Larger. Then Save Image to Your Computer.

Step 1


step1


Firstly, cut strips of paper. You can cut them to any width, but I cut them each 1/2 inch wide. Cut about 15 of each color.

 Step 2


step2


Now lay strips of white paper down as seen above. Tape either the right or left side down. I taped it down on the right.


 Step 3


step3a


Then start weaving. You just look at the paper template provided and see how many green are needed on each line. In the pic above, 2 blocks are needed. (I taped too many white strips down and that is why the green starts 5 blocks away instead of 3 like in the template).

 Keep Going


step3b


Keep going.

 Until Completed


step3c


This is what the shamrock looks like when completed.

 Step 4


step4


I taped the white strips to the green strips on the bottom and top ( as seen in the picture ). Now that it is secured, you can turn it over and tape it in place on the back as well. You then have a really cool shamrock. I hope that this was fun for you.

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How to Decorate a Notebook with Paper Squares

We are well into the month of August now…. and with August comes all the preparing you need to do for Back To School.  Well, today’s craft is perfect for back to school as I am going to show you how to Decorate a Notebook with Paper Squares.   Take an ordinary cheap notebook and decorate it with your favorite character or design.  You will be sure to have the most original notebook at school.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

Check out our other Back to School Crafts.



How to Decorate a Notebook with Paper Squares



 

Materials Needed

Notebook

Graph Paper

Colored Pencils or Markers

Colored Paper & Scissors or Pre-cut Colored Paper Squares

Glue

 

Step 1



plan out your design on graph paper with colored pencils or makers.



First, plan out your design on graph paper with colored pencils or makers.  If you need some ideas for art you can make with squares check out these Perler Bead Crafts as well as these Mosaics.  Both the Perler Bead Crafts and Mosaics are made from squares and you should have plenty of ideas to choose from.


Step 2



 Get an ordinary notebook.



Get an ordinary notebook.

 

Step 3



Cut squares from colored paper



Cut squares from colored paper OR buy a bag of already cut colored paper squares (It’s easier).

 

Step 4



Put glue where you will place squares.



Put glue where you will place squares.

 

Step 5



Start putting squares down.



Start putting squares down.



Keep going



Keep going….



and going



and going.



Next step is the red background.



Next step is the red background.



Keep going until the background is finished.



Keep going until the background is finished.

 



Finished Paper Squares Notebook



Excellent Job!!  You just finished Decorating a Notebook with Paper Squares.  You are surely going to love taking this notebook back to school to show all your friends.  Let me know how your decorated notebook turned out in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to take a picture of it too…. you can add that to the comment as well.

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How to Make a Mosaic Super Mario 1-up Mushroom Pixelated Picture from Tiles

If you have ever played any of the Super Mario Series you know what the Super Mario 1-up Mushroom is.  The 1-up mushroom can give you an extra life and its hard to find.  If you are the Super Mario video game lover you are going to want to do this craft.  In this post I will show you how to make a mosaic Super Mario 1-up mushroom pixelated picture from tiles.  Fun, fun!!

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How to Make a Mosaic Super Mario 1-up Mushroom Pixelated Picture from Tiles





 

Materials Needed:

Glue

Cardboard or Wood

Tiles or Cut up Squares from Paper or Foam



Materials needed



 

Here is a pattern for you to print or just look at while you are making your Mosaic Super Mario 1-up Mushroom.



Pattern for the Mosaic Mario 1-up Mushroom



The background of the picture can be any color you would like.  I happened to use red.

 

Step 1



Put Glue on First Tile



Put glue on first tile.


Step 2



Place square firmly on cardboard



Place square firmly on cardboard or wood.

 

Step 3



How to Make a Mosaic Super Mario 1-up Mushroom Pixelated Picture from Tiles





After you finished putting all the tiles on the wood  make sure to put a heavy book on top of it overnight.  This will insure the tiles are glued fast and will hold.  There you have it….. easy peasy lemon squeezy.  You have just made an awesome Mosaic Super Mario 1-up Mushroom Pixelated Picture from Tiles.

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How to Make a Mosaic Space Invaders Pixelated Picture from Tiles

Space Invaders was my absolute favorite arcade game to play back in the 80’s.  I use to beg my dad to give me quarters to play Space Invaders…. I could spend hours in front of that game.  Today I will show you how to make a Space Invaders pixelated picture from Tiles.  I hope you have as much fun making the craft as I did playing the game.

Click here for more mosaic tutorials



How to Make a Mosaic Space Invader Pixelated Picture from Tiles





 

Materials Needed:

Glue

Cardboard or Wood

Tiles or Cut up Squares from Paper or Foam



Materials needed



 

Here is a pattern for you to print or just look at while you are making your Mosaic Space Invaders Picture.



Pattern for Mosaic Space Invaders



 

Step 1



Put Glue on First Tile



Put glue on first tile.


Step 2



Place square firmly on cardboard



Place square firmly on cardboard or wood.

 

Step 3



How to Make a Mosaic Space Invader Pixelated Picture from Tiles





Any child will love putting this mosaic Space Invaders pixelated picture craft together.  But, more than that they will love hanging it proudly for all to check out.

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How to Make a Mosaic Red Ghost from Pacman Pixelated Picture from Tiles

The other day I showed you how to make a Mosaic Pacman pixelated picture from tiles.  Today I will continue the Pacman craft fun by showing you how to make a mosaic red ghost from Pacman pixelated picture.  You know you can’t have a Pacman without having at least one ghost for Pacman to have fun with….. he just wouldn’t know what to do.  “Chomp, chomp, chomp.”

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How to Make a Mosaic Red Ghost from Pacman Pixelated Picture from Tiles





 

Materials Needed:

Glue

Cardboard or Wood

Tiles or Cut up Squares from Paper or Foam



Materials needed



 

Here is a pattern for you to print or just look at while you are making your Mosaic Red Ghost.



Pattern for Mosaic Red Ghost from Pacman



Keep in mind that the surrounding area in this pattern can be any color….. I just happened to use black.

 

Step 1



Put Glue on First Tile



Put glue on first tile.


Step 2



Place square firmly on cardboard



Place square firmly on cardboard or wood.

 

Step 3



How to Make a Mosaic Red Ghost from Pacman Pixelated Picture from Tiles





Place a heavy book on top of your mosaic craft overnight to make sure that the tiles are glued fast.  After that, make sure to place your mosaic red ghost craft with the Pacman craft and see who wins the battle this time around.  “Chomp, chomp, chomp.”

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How to Make a Mosaic Pacman Pixelated Picture from Tiles

Pacman was the hottest arcade game from the 1980’s and it is still crazy popular today.  I’m going to show you how to make a super cool pixelated Pacman picture that is very easy and fun to make…. just follow the easy-to-follow pattern and you are as good as gold.

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Mosaic Pacman Pixelated Picture from Tiles



 

Materials Needed:

Glue

Cardboard or Wood

Tiles or Cut up Squares from Paper or Foam



Materials Needed



 

Here is a pattern for you to print or just look at while you are making your Mosaic Pacman.



Mosaic Pacman Pattern



The surrounding area of your Mosaic Pacman can be any color you would like.  I made this area black, but feel free to use any color.

Step 1:



Put Glue on First Tile



Put glue on first tile.


Step 2



Place square firmly on cardboard



Place square firmly on cardboard or wood.

Step 3



Finished Mosaic Pacman



Once you have the pattern completely finished make sure to place a heavy book on top of your finished craft overnight.  This will insure that your Mosaic Pacman craft is glued fast and ready to be shown proudly for all to see.

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How to Make a Mosaic Super Mario Pixelated Picture from Tiles

Today we will show you how to make a really cool, pixelated Super Mario. This is the Mario from the 1980’s when he just looked like a bunch of squares….this is the classic Nintendo Mario. We have included a pattern for Mario’s complete body…or you can do just part of his body like I did. (and I know that I messed up on Mario’s thumbs…put the pattern below, reflects the correct pattern).

Click here for more mosaic tutorials



How to Make a Mosaic Super Mario Pixelated Picture from Tiles



 

Materials Needed:

 

Glue

Cardboard or Wood

Tiles or Cut up Squares from Paper or Foam

 



Materials Needed



Here is a pattern for you to print or just look at while you are making your mosaic Mario.



Here is a pattern for you to print or just look at while you are making your mosaic Mario.



You can make the surrounding color of Mario, any color that you want. You can also do only part of Mario, like I did, or Mario’s entire body.

Step 1:



Step 1 : Put Glue on Tile



Put Glue on First tile.


Step 2



Put tile down



Place square firmly on cardboard or wood.

Step 3



Wow Your Done



Now continue thru the pattern until finished. Place a heavy book over tiles overnight to make sure that tiles are firmly placed. By morning you should have your finished craft. Your parents will look fondly at the Mario picture.

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