Delphi Glass Lesson 2
Submitted by: Delphi Glass
Unit: Crafts – Mosaics
Lesson Plan: Mosaic Flower Pots
Grade Levels: Elementary School, Middle School
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During Delphi’s 30 years of business they have developed many different lesson plans teachers could use for almost all grade levels. Delphi also offers teachers a year-round 20% discount on supplies. Delphi also has supplies for hot glass, mosaics and jewelry. For additional information Delphi website is http://www.delphiglass.com/teach.
Objectives: Students will
Learn the direct method of mosaics;
Learn shape and dimension in three-dimensional projects;
Develop their creativity by choosing colors and creating designs.
Time Required: Two - Three Sessions
1 ¾" (1.9 cm) Stained Glass Chips – 4 lb. Variety Mix (1.8 kg)
1 Grout - 10 lb. (4.5 kg)
Daisy Stained Glass Pre-Cut (optional - At the time of the update of this page, they no longer sell pre-cut daisy stained glass but they have many other items and animals represented. Do a search on "Pre-Cut Stained Glass" on any of their pages.)
Project to mosaic: Small clay flower pots (about 4" (10 cm) high and 4½" (11.4 cm) wide)
Teacher’s note: stained glass chips and grout create approximately 24 projects.
Additional tools used: Basic supplies listed on Delphi’s Instructions for Mosaic Direct Method.
Refer to Delphi’s Instructions for Mosaic Direct Method for detailed instructions.
If working with a pattern, use carbon paper (or Saral Transfer Paper) to trace the pattern onto the pot.
Students nip and glue on chips either alone or combined with a pre-cut. Students create their own design or may follow the pattern in the finished projects shown here.
Allow glue to set for 24 hours.
Mix up grout and apply to pots.
Remove excess grout and sponge off any grout on the flower pot rim. Let grout dry.
Buff glass pieces clean.
1. If students are familiar with stained glass cutting techniques, they can cut specific shapes, or you can use pre-cut designs. Delphi’s Pre-Cut Stained Glass Daisy (#8971U), Frog (#425519U) or Dragonfly (#425520U) designs work great on flower pots.
2. This project works great on any sized pot. For larger flower pots, you can combine pre-cuts or cluster the daisies to form floral bunches.
Photography and project ideas are from Mosaic Art Outdoor Décor for Beginners book #5998.