Mosaic sun sculpture

Smoothfoam mosaic tile sun by Cindi Bisson

For this mosaic sun sculpture, a Smoothfoam ball is the perfect lightweight base for a ceramic tile mosaic. Increase the size of the ball for a even larger pop of sunshine on your porch. Learn how to make this summer craft project below.


4” Smoothfoam ball
Yellow mosaic tiles
Tile grout
Craft knife, serrated knife
Copper foil tape
Hot glue gun
Copper wire
Sand paper


1.  Cut the Smoothfoam ball in half – start with the craft knife and finish the cut with a serrated knife.

2.  Sand the flat side of the ball half to make it smoother.

3.  Break the yellow mosaic tiles into randomly-sized pieces with the hammer.

4.  Hot-glue the tile pieces to the ball, leaving about 1/2” uncovered around the outer edge.

5.  Apply tile grout following manufacturer’s instructions and let dry.

6.  Cut the copper wire into desired lengths and bend to form rays of the sun. Insert the wire rays all around the perimeter of the sun.

7.  Hot-glue strips of copper tape around the perimeter, above and below where the  wire rays are inserted.

8.  Adhere a removable mounting strip to the back for hanging.

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About Cindi McGee

I am a multi-published mixed-media artist, media spokesperson, educator, project and product designer and more. My style is diverse and ever-evolving and I enjoy experimenting with products and finding unexpected, creative ways to use them. My motto is “dare to be different” and I look forward to the opportunity to share creative ideas here with you!

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