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Dec

children’s artwork coasters

Here is another great craft to re-purpose your children’s artwork. I just love crafts like this. I had my kids paint me some beautiful pieces of art and then I turned them into coasters that I will cherish for years. This would also make a great gift for family and friends at Christmas. How excited would the grandparents be to get a set of coasters from their grandchild’s artwork? If you want to match someone’s home decor you could also just give your children specific colours to paint with. This is such a great craft and gift. Here’s how we made them:

What you’ll need:

children’s artwork
scissors or for more precise cutting, use a cutter
small white tiles – these were really cheap at home depot
mod podge glossy
sponge brush
acrylic spray
cork
rubber cement

I totally forgot to take a picture of the cork and rubber cement! I found the cork in sheets at JoAnne’s Fabrics. They probably have it at any craft store.

Directions:

1. place your tiles on your children’s artwork and trace around where you want to cut
2. using scissors or a cutter, cut out the square of artwork
3. apply a layer of mod podge to the tile and place square of artwork on top – smooth out as much as possible
4. apply thin coats of mod podge to the top of the artwork until satisfied – I believe I applied 3 coats – allow to dry between each coat
5. place tile on the cork sheet and trace where you want to cut
6. using scissors, cut out your square of cork
7. apply rubber cement to the back of your tile and stick on the cork piece – allow to dry
8. apply a thin even layer of acrylic spray to your tile to seal it

I made these combining these fabulous ideas found here and here from prudent baby

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13 thoughts on “children’s artwork coasters

  1. Jill

    Thanks ladies!

    Kelly – That is so nice of you! I can barely keep up with what I’m posting right now. Unfortunately life gets in the way – lol!

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  2. Tiffany

    Jill, I am putting a link to this craft up on my blog at http://www.raisinglemons.com. I post about teaching kids manners and this is a great follow-up activity to my drinkware manner lesson. I hope that is okay. I am new to this blogging thing and am not sure exactly of the protocol. Thanks for all the work you put into this post.

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  3. Jill

    sbradley76 – mine actually bubbled a little too, I’m not sure what to do to improve that. When I put the layers of mod podge on top it helped smooth out the bubbles quite a bit. I think a few bubbles are inevitable, but try to smooth it out as much as possible. Press from the middle outwards to smooth it out. I hope that helps!

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