How to Make a Kitchen Cabinet Mosaic

Create gorgeous mosaics with dry goods found in your kitchen cabinet -- it's a perfect rainy-day craft!
Materials List

Dry food goods such as dried beans, peas, pasta, rice (a mix of textures and colors is best)

Large, sturdy paper plates

Markers or pencils


How to
Step 1

Outline the design you want on your paper plate using your marker or pencil.

Step 2

You'll want to work one section at a time so that you don't get your beans mixed up in your design! Here, we're starting with the roof. Squeeze some glue into the roof outline, then spread it out with your Q-tip.

Step 3

Place your pasta or beans onto the glued area. You can either carefully place each bean, or just sprinkle them on.

Step 4

Once you're done with one section, apply glue to another section and use a different kind of bean or pasta to fill it in.

Step 5

If you sprinkle on your beans or peas, all you need to do to get rid of the excess is to gently tip the plate and allow the loose beans to roll off and onto another plate or container.

Step 6

Allow your mosaic to dry flat before displaying it!

Craft Length
15 - 30 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 5 children

1. Get a nice variety of different dry goods -- the more colors and textures the better!


Kitchen cabinet mosaics can be as simple or as intricate as you want! Older kids (and adults!) may want to create highly-detailed mosaics with carefully-placed beans. Littler children may enjoy basic shapes and dropping handfulls of beans onto the glue!

Variation Photos