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Project #20

Time: 2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Tacky Glue
Paper Mache Boxes
Powdered Grout
Clearly Mosaics Assortments

Start with a papier mache box to create a stunning mosaic box!

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  • Step 1
    Choose an assortment of mosaic pieces that will look appealing on the box.
  • Step 2
    Glue the Clearly Mosaics pieces onto the Papier Mache Box in your desired pattern. Be sure to leave enough room at the top of the box so that the lid will slide onto the top of the box and close shut. Glue pieces approximately 1/8" apart, leaving a gap for the grout.
  • Step 3
    Mix the grout, according to the directions on the package, to a putty-like consistency.
  • Step 4
    Spread the grout onto the box, filling in the cracks between the Clearly Mosaics Pieces. Be sure to cover all the areas on the box, except the area where the lid will need to close (approximately 1/2"). You can keep the lid on to assure no grout will get on the rim.
  • Step 5
    Wait 10 minutes for the grout to set.
  • Step 6
    Take a moist sponge and wipe the extra grout from the mosaic pieces.

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