Sticky Mosaics are like paint-by-number for today's kids. This popular set of toys comes with cardboard templates featuring artwork and numbered squares. Each square corresponds to a particular color of adhesive-backed foam tiles. Children place the tiles over the correct spot on the artwork. Various kits have special features such as reflective foil tiles, sticky "jewel" pieces, and more. The newest castle and jewelry box kits even have a 3-D finished product, with pieces made of precut cardboard that fit together with tabs. There's a kit here to fit every taste - from animals to princesses! Fun for boys and girls alike.
Mosaic Kits create teachable moments. They can open the door to art history and appreciation. They also are a delightfully fun way to entertain while learning matching, organizational, and fine motor skills.
Mosaic is an art form which uses small pieces of materials placed together to create a unified whole. Traditionally, the materials used to form mosaics are glass, ceramic, marble, pebble, mirror, shells, and even china. Due to the use of these sturdy elements, Archaeologists and Art Historians have been able to study ancient cultures through images captured in mosaic tile art.
The Orb Factory's Mosaic Kits may not have the historical, cultural, and anthropological significance of those ancient Roman and Byzantine images, but the personal educational experience of making your own mosaic is immeasurable. Sticky Mosaics use child-safe foam, jewel, and foil-topped sticker-tiles instead of the traditional mediums. Each kit presents users with one or more fill-by-number designs and children must exercise their nimble minds and fingers to find the correct color to place in each numbered square. Finally, when the design is completed, children can have the satisfaction of displaying their creation for all to see – perhaps the most valuable teaching aspect of all.