One of our local toy stores is going out of business, and they have had all of their inventory at 50% off for the last few months.

(It’s almost all gone now, or I would tell you about it.)

(Scratch that. If that were true, I would have told you about it a few months ago. I’m a bad sharer of good information.)

ANYWAY, I stocked up on some creative learning toys for Ali, and one of the things that I got was this:

It’s a kit of 6 cardboard pictures and 3,500 small square stickers with a legend to show where to put them.

Granted, I figured that she was WAY too young to actually get this concept. I usually don’t pay attention to age suggestions, but this said ages 6-99, so I put it in the closet to save for later.

However, the day after our last art project, Ali started begging me to do more art, so I decided to pull it out to see how long her attention span would last.

I was shocked.

I explained to her that the numbers on the butterfly told her what color of stickers to put on it,


And showed her how to match the colors and numbers on her legend,IMG_4054

And she TOTALLY got it.IMG_4028


We have worked on our mosaic several different days, and she has focused on it for long periods of time, loving every minute of it.

She mumbles under her breath constantly: “I need to wook on my wegend.”


I can’t imagine how good this must be for her reasoning skills and coordination…and it’s fun! I think it is totally age appropriate for toddlers – and a great way to introduce them to a lot of different skills.

I vowed to stay away from her mosaic and let her do every bit of it by herself, but then she started asking me to take turns with her.

And … it’s a bit addicting.

Chris told me to put it down the other night. (After I had been working on it for several minutes after Ali had moved on.)


At any rate, here’s our progress so far: IMG_4453
And we have five more pictures in our set for later!

I contacted the company and told them how much I loved their product and that I was going to blog about it, and they graciously provided a giveaway prize pack worth $107!!!

The prize pack includes SIX Mosaic kits!! They are: the Sticky Mosaics® Twinkle Tiaras set, Sticky Mosaics Jewelry Box kit, Sticky Mosaics Flower Mirror kit, Sticky Mosaics Rockstar kit, Sticky Mosaics Fairies set, and Sticky Mosaics Fairy Door Plaque & Memo Board Set:

(By the way: If you need help, Ali would be GLAD to come show you how to wook your cowors up on your wegend.)

If you’d like to win this amazing Prize Pack from The Orb Factory, simply comment on this post! You can get up to three extra entries if you:

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Best of luck! This giveaway is open until Monday, October 26th. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Tuesday, October 27th.

202 thoughts on “Mosaically Speaking…and a Giveaway – over $100 Value!

  1. What a great discovery! Aren't you happy to know that your 2 year old can do what is intended for a 6yo??

    Thanks for contacting them and getting free stuff to give to us!

  2. Wow what a neat thing, I love that Ali is able to figure it out. I would love to have them. I love mosaics and it would be a late birthday present for me. I know they are meant for kids but i don't have any an my nephew is only 1. It looks like a good stress reducer.

  3. this wil be an awesome prize. My son would love it. he loves those wicky sticks and these would be great. Thanks so much for contacting the company and thanks for the give-a-way.

  4. I just saw these a few weeks ago and wasn't sure how fun they'd be. Now I'm going to have to try one. I'd also love Ali to come help my kid figure them out, too! :)

  5. Ooh Rachel I like this giveaway! Ali is so dang cute!! I'd love to win it for my niece or hey even my grandson whose 2 today!

  6. This is awesome! My 4 year old daughter would love this. She is super arty and I am always looking for new stuff for her to do!

  7. That is really neat. While of course you're proud of Ali's skills, should we be worried that the 'average' 5 year old shouldn't be able to do it?

  8. Wow, those are awesome! If I don't win I will have to find some. I am always looking for educational toys for K. Good find!

  9. Wow, this looks like a great activity. With 5 grandchildren, I'm always looking for things they would enjoy. I think this would appeal to all ages! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  10. Court would LOVE to do this kind of stuff. She loves to craft! I"ll have to check this stuff out and see if I can find it somewhere local

  11. this is so cool and such an original idea. We are always looking for new craft items t do and have never ran across something like this before. Your daughter is adorable. I have a little doodlebug too though she is too young for this. I hope she turns out half as cute as your little girl.
    I know my step daughter would love doing this and I think (weird I know) that my 15 year old son would enjoy this. It seems very tactile and my son is ADHD and has a hard time with hobbies he really likes but things with pieces and where you can see the progress you have made arer eally fun for hm

  12. Oh, I LOVE these! My 2.5 year old and I bought the Pretty Things box to work on while her big brother is in karate, and it keeps her totally occupied. I have a bunch of boxes on my Amazon Wishlist now!

  13. These Mosaic kits look like so much fun. This is such a wonderful prize. Thank you so much to you and Orb for offering this.

  14. My kids love to do crafts and this would be great for the cold months when there is nothing to do!


  15. This looks like it would be a great craft for children of all ages! I would really love to win this and try it out on the kids!

  16. I think it is so interesting what people think is "age-appropriate" and not. It goes to show that every child is different and it's always worth trying out new (and fun) things!

  17. Wow – what a cool idea! I love how creative it is while still teaching numbers and colors!


  18. My girls would totally love this! If I don't win I might have to see if I can find some on the internet for them for christmas!

  19. My three year old granddaughter would flip for this! It has all her favorite elements-girly stuff, color matching and stickers!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  20. what a cool idea! and how totally awesome that the company provided that stuff for you to give away. i'm sure my kids would love it (ages 5&4) and i love anything that occupies them for more than 15 minutes. lol! hope i win…=)

  21. What a neat thing! I am going to look for this item in my local kid's stores I go to! I would love a chance to win though.

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  22. I've been following your blog for about a month now. It's great, and this is a great giveaway. My kiddos and I were just looking at these at a local toy store.

  23. Just discovered your blog! I've been looking at these mosaic type activities for my 4 year old — saw one that's magnetic but not with stickers. These look great!

  24. Just discovered your blog! I've been looking at these mosaic type activities for my 4 year old — saw one that's magnetic but not with stickers. These look great!

  25. Just discovered your blog! I've been looking at these mosaic type activities for my 4 year old — saw one that's magnetic but not with stickers. These look great!

  26. Mosiac stuff rocks my world! Last year, when my oldest daughter was three, I bought a bag of 10,000 mosaic pieces. Okay, so I'm a bit ambitious (…and I've not actually opened that bag yet) but I could work with something like this!

    I stumbled onto your blog today and have had some fun times reading about your family!

  27. subscribed to your blog feed today…

    but can't justify adding you as a fb friend since I check my fb page, like, once a year. It just seems a little dishonest on my part! =)

  28. WOW!! Avery is 2 1/2 I think this would be a great project for her next summer when she is 3… or even next winter when we're stuck inside the house! I'd love a chance to win this! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

  29. Wow what a great giveaway; my daughter would love this. Thanks for the chancce to win.

    footejennifer at

  30. Thanks for posting this. Once my daughter received a mosiac kit as a gift for a birthday and loved it but I has thrown out the box and never knew how to find another set like this. Now I know what to look for for a christmas present.

  31. My son would love this type of craft. So would my honey, he's a professional tile guy with a knack for creativity.

  32. I have 3 kids here who would really love this craft. It would keep us busy for quite a while.


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