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When Toys Imitate Art Imitate Travel: Sticky Mosaics

Deal Girl in Antigua, Guatemala, where she first discovered mosaic art.  August 2011.

Deal Girl in Antigua, Guatemala, where she first discovered mosaic art. August 2011.

I’ve mentioned before that the kids learn lots while we travel, but not always in the ways I intended. Every once in a while, however, something does stick (pun intended) and both Deal Kids have an appreciation for art that I’m very proud of and don’t think would have developed nearly as deeply without such wide exposure.

In Deal Girl’s case, she has a special love for all things mosaic. She first saw Mosaics in Guatemala and has been picking them out wherever we’ve traveled ever since. She even sees Mosaic in places I don’t recognize. I think the idea of making the idea of grand art out of so many small bits appeals to her.

When you combine Mosaic with stickers with jewels (two things all little girls love), you get Sticky Mosaics. We first found them last year and have since been through about five sets. I just found some marked down up to 60% off that will get here in time for Christmas:

I picked up this one for $7:

And this one for $14:

Highly recommend for any crafty girls out there!

Have your kids gotten into art because of travel? Please share!

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2 thoughts on “When Toys Imitate Art Imitate Travel: Sticky Mosaics

  1. The Deal Mommy Post author

    Hi Lisa,
    That’s so cool! I love hearing about how travel opens kid’s minds. There are some amazing products out there beyond just Dora depending on her age…the “Little Pim” series comes to mind. Thanks for sharing.

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