If you’ve ever wandered around the Downtown Square in Waxahachie, you know that there is no telling what you may find. The historical buildings are all overflowing with antiques, boutiques and one of a kind items. Each weekend, the streets and sidewalks are filled with sightseers and shoppers, all looking for something special under the watchful eyes of the many gargoyles that adorn the Ellis County Courthouse, making it one of the most unique courthouses in the state. However, tucked back on College St., a block from the square, you’ll find Mosaic Madness, a rare little treasure where you can be the one to create your own work of art!
I had visited their website before going, and I had a basic understanding of how it worked; you choose a design, then glue glass tiles onto the base, and finally grout in the spaces. I knew it would be a little similar to Creative Hands in Pantego, where you can paint your own ceramics, which my kids love.
When my children and I first stepped inside Mosaic Madness in Waxahachie, we were a little overwhelmed at the huge selection of projects from which we had to choose! We were greeted by Claire, who was sitting with another customer helping her with an intricate design. She got us started on choosing a project.
Like Creative Hands, it took my kids forever to pick their project, whichhelped when I limited the amount they could spend. The average projects run from about $12-$30, with the larger or more complex ones costing more.
They also offers college logos, and make custom designs, it you have something unique in mind.
Once we had decided on their projects, a plane for my aviation-loving son, and my daughter initial, we headed over to pick out the glass beads that we would arrange and glue to the base. There is a huge selection of beads, all included with the cost of the project. It took a minute to convince my 9-year-old to find a color scheme, instead of using one of every tile, but we were soon headed back to the table to get down to cutting the glass and gluing.
Claire walked us step-by-step through the process, and my son was thrilled that he was allowed to use the hand-held glass cutters!
He decided on a color pattern for his plane, and really enjoyed laying out all the tiles and deciding where they would go. He made it about half way through the gluing before asking me to jump in and help him, which I was happy to do. Our smaller projects took about an hour to complete and pack up to take home, which was just perfect for my son. While local customers have the option of coming back in 24 hours to do the grout, we had to take it home to complete the following day. Claire supplied us with a little extra glue, and easy step-by-step instructions for the grout. The next day, we finished at home, and it was as easy as she had said.
Know Before You Go
Parking is FREE, and is available in front and in the parking lot across the street.
Projects runs from about $16-$30, and includes everything you need to make your mosaic, so have a budget in mind.
The larger projects are more time consuming, so steer younger children towards smaller projects.
Thing To Do in Waxahachie
Flying G Ranch offers trail rides and daily-weekly horse camps! Click HERE to read more.
Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail runs for 4 miles, and is a great place to walk, run or take a family bike ride. Click HERE to read more.
Brown-Singleton Park offers a FREE disc golf course.
Lake Waxahachie has 3 small parks where you can just relax.
Pops Burger Stand in Downtown Waxahachie offers burgers, onion rings and their own Root Beer, all with a cute 50’s/car motif. Click HERE to read more.
The Retreat Guest Cottages offers luxurious accommodations, and a full Southern breakfast in the morning. Click HERE to read more.
McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin
Click HERE to visit their website.
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