Jelly Bean Mosaic
First and second graders at Cardinal Pacelli School learned something about the ancient church art of mosaic this year — but with a decidedly sweet twist. The Mt. Lookout (Cincinnati) school created an Easter mosaic using 10 pounds of jelly beans.
“It’s easy if you follow the lines,” says 2nd grader Kathryne Schulte. A loose interpretation of Jean-Marie Pirot’s The Risen Christ, the mosaic’s “cartoon,” or design, was created by art teacher Helen Von Holle and several parent volunteers.
The 2.5 x 4-ft. mosaic is hanging — where else? — in the school’s cafeteria.
Cardinal Pacelli School serves 410 students from preschool to grade 8.