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Bean Art Mosaics Anyone Can Make!

Easy bean art anyone can make

Discover how to transform everyday beans into stunning mosaic art with this easy, fun tutorial. Perfect for DIY decor! You can make this with no crafting skills.

Skills Required: None. You’ll be painting and gluing. Even children will be able to do this craft.

Easy bean art anyone can make

If you’ve ever looked at a bag of beans and only seen dinner, it’s time to view them through a different lens! Welcome to the unexpectedly colorful world of bean art!

Today, we’re not cooking or baking – we’re creating! This post will guide you through the (easy) process of making your own bean mosaic art. With just a few simple supplies and a sprinkle of creativity, those everyday pantry items are about to become something extraordinary.

Specifically, we’re going to explore the whimsical realm of “bean mosaic art.” You don’t need to be a seasoned artist to join in. This project is all about fun, creativity, and perhaps getting a little messy!

You’re going to take a simple piece of cardboard, a handful of beans, and turn them into an art piece that could grace the walls of your kitchen or add a homemade touch to your living room decor.

bean artwork

You’ll grab a pencil and sketch out your design. Nothing too complex; simple, bold shapes work best. This is where your personal touch begins, and remember, there’s no right or wrong here.

It’s your vision brought to life with beans – yes, beans! Whether it’s lima, navy, or any small white bean, each one will add its unique texture and shape to your mosaic.

Once your design is fully beaned (that’s a technical term, right?), and the glue has dried, you might choose to add a splash of color. Painting your bean mosaic is optional, but it’s a fun step that can bring a vibrant lift to your artwork.

I love this project because you don’t need expensive supplies or any previous crafting experience. It’s also incredibly versatile; you can choose any design that resonates with you, ensuring your artwork is not only an expression of creativity but also a personal emblem of tranquility or joy.

bean mosaic art

So, grab that bag of beans and get started! By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a unique piece of art that not only adds a splash of style to your home but also tells a story of creativity and fun. Let’s get those beans out and start creating something beautiful.

Gather These Supplies

  • Cardboard (at least a 5 inch x 7 inch piece)
  • Beans (lima, navy, or any small white bean)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Decoupage medium (optional)
  • Acrylic paint (any colors, optional)

Tips and Thoughts for This Project

Three sizes of beans were used in this project, but you can scale it up by making a larger canvas and more detailed designs. You can add additional beans like black beans, legumes, chickpeas, and more. This will not only change the texture but the colors of your art.

Easy bean art anyone can make

Get the printable how-to card for this project below:

Prep Time
15 minutes

Active Time
2 hours

Dry Time
1 hour

Total Time
3 hours 15 minutes

Difficulty
Easy

Estimated Cost
$5

Materials

  • Cardboard (at least a 5 inch x 7 inch piece)
  • Beans (lima, navy, or any small white bean)
  • Craft glue
  • Decoupage medium (optional)
  • Acrylic paint (any colors, optional)

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

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If you enjoyed making this bean artwork, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other projects and posts:

Felt Ball Garland • Food Coloring Art • Glue Art • Hot Glue Mushroom Lights • Pool Noodle Wreath • Sand Terrariums • Skull Bean Art • Song Lyric Art • Yarn Art