Mosaic Eastern-Rite Miter
Older students may use the smaller template, printed two to a page, cutting smaller mosaic pieces. Younger children will need the larger template and pre-cut mosaic pieces. The miters shown were made by seventh graders in four half-hour periods.
- Bishop's Miter template PDF, large or small, below
- Cardstock or other paper
Cardstock makes a nice stiff project; the miter may also be cut out, if desired
- Wrapping paper scraps in a variety of colors, including gold
- Glue sticks
- Zip-lock bag for cut-out pieces
- Faux gems and/or St. Nicholas pictures
- Print copies of Bishop's Miter template
- Have students write their name on the back in pencil
- Show samples of mosaic-style art, emphasizing the spaces between colored pieces
- Students begin by cutting scraps of wrapping paper into squares, triangles or circles depending on their plan. Pieces will need some adjustment as they glue them on
- Students glue their colorful cut pieces, leaving a space in between pieces creating a mosaic-style pattern
- Faux gems, pictures, or other designs may be incorporated (attach faux gems with low-temperature glue gun)/li>
- Finished miter may be cut out or mounted.
By Halyna McEvoy and Nataliya Shevchuk, Josyf Cardinal Slipyj School, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Used by permission.