June 28, 2007

Quick and Easy Gift for the Kids to Make

Here is a quick and inexpensive gift for a grandparent or an aunt and uncle that you and the kids can make.

Ceramic tile plaque, coaster(s), spoon rest.

What you will need:
-Ceramic Tile(s) ( any size or color will work however basic white is cheap and easy to work with, you can find them at Lowe's or a similar store for 10-20 cents each!)
-Ceramic paint ( the kind that you bake, you can find this at most places that have craft paint)
-Glass Sealer ( this is optional, you can apply this to the tile when you are finished just follow the directions)

These are the only supplies you will need! Now your ready to get started. First figure out what you will make, usually I just make a simple coaster (spoon rest) or plaque with the kids hand print on it. So for this all you will need to do is paint your child's hand and carefully place their hand onto the tile. Then all you have to do is wait for the paint to dry and follow the baking instructions on the paint bottle. You can also have your child paint pictures, or make thumb prints on top of stems to look like flowers. The possibilities are endless so have fun, make a bunch and you'll have a set of coasters.

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