Djeco's beautiful art-by-numbers kit, Khan Mosaics, creates two impressively-illustrated pictures any preteen would enjoy. By just following the numbers and adding the correctly colored foam sticker tile to the backgrounds he will assemble two imposing pictures; a grumpy gorilla and a thoughtful tiger.
The vibrant Khan Mosaics is a small, quiet, easy-to-pack activity to tuck into a purse for traveling, be it to the local homeschool meet-up or around the world. Lots of fun with virtually no mess, Khan Mosaics will keep your child engaged and entertained for hours. What a pleasant way to exercise and strengthen hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and concentration.
Age Recommendation: 8-14
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Homeschool Happenings
”The directions were very easy to follow. Both of my daughters completed their mosaic in under an hour.”Read the Review
review by Family, Faith, and Fridays
”This is a fun little kit! Is is a bit challenging at times with the little pieces, but a great way to help develop fine motor skills! It counts as art in my book, minus all the messy stuff. That is a win!”Read the Review
review by Anyday Blessings
”This is a No-Mess Mama’s helper. This is yet another way to give your kids the fun without unnecessarily stressing out and gathering endless supplies.”Read the Review
review by Andrea Beam
”I have zero artistic ability and I’m not all that great at following complicated directions. The booklet shows you exactly what to do. The whole lesson is self-explanatory. Aka, perfect for the instructionally-challenged mom."Read the Review
We were pleasantly surprised with this mosaic kit. Even though the kit only include two animals (gorilla and tiger), the designs take a decent amount of time to make. There aren't many colors, but within each color, there are different sizes of the triangles so it's deceptively difficult (in a good way). I think the age recommendation of 8-14 is appropriate. Younger kids might be capable of doing it, but probably not have the patience for it.
I got this mosaics set along with another Timberdoodle product, Pixels, to have my son compare the techniques/styles used. He is super interested in this form of art and I like that Timberdoodle had several things to further spark his interest and explore his creative options. This would probably be a good first option to try and then move up to the Pixels. I know this product says 3rd-8th, but I actually think you could use this with a younger crowd and save Pixels for the older kiddos. Just one mom's opinion.