Our price: $26.75
At the end of the 19th century, painters used a technique called pointillism, a technique in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. With Pixel Mosaics, paints and brushes are replaced with pegs, and the end result is stunning.
Choose from dozens of different images of animals, great works of art, landmarks, landscapes, famous people, even Star Wars celebrities, and print the pattern cards. With just 6 different colors, your child’s Pixel Mosaics creation, when viewed from a distance, will look like it was made of thousands of colors and tones. Makes an elegant wall hanging for your living room, or a fun decoration for his bedroom.
And when you want a change, just dump the pegs back into the box, choose another Pixel Mosaics template and create something new. Pixel Mosaics includes 4 connectable peg boards; 6,800 pegs; and 1 picture frame.
Age Recommendation: 6-99
Made In: Italy
Final Size: 10 x 13 inches
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
I bought this kit for myself (age 32), but I couldn’t keep it to myself for long! My kids (age 4 and 6) have no problems joining me in completing pictures. The 4 separate boards make it extra easy because we can each work on our own piece and put it together when we are finished.
The only issue we did run into was we had a hard time finding stock photos of not people that we could do with the pegs provided.
I am so please with this product for my son! He is very interested in mosaics and has created several using sticker sets. This product is different in two very important ways, I think. First the end product resembles photography instead of cartoon art or painting. Secondly, by using pegs, this appeals to my "stickers are babyish" little artist and feels more along the lines of playing with Legos. I can't wait for him to finish his project and use it to discuss how pictures are created on electronic screens using a very similar concept. There are definitely cross-curricular applications for this product.
We bought this art kit for our 7th grader and it has been outstanding. My daughter's first project was the Statue of Liberty. It turned out amazing and she hates to take it apart after all that work but she is excited about what picture to choose next. It took her several weeks to complete by working on it for 2-3 hours each week. She would pick a small square section and work on it each time. It was a bit tedious at times but by working on it in small manageable sections, it was still fun for her.