Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Child Made Gift: Tile Coasters
Ceramic tiles (from the kitchen and bath section of the hardware store; they only cost about 14 cents each!)
Polyurethane (the most expensive part of the craft. A quart costs about $16 but can make a TON of tiles)
Hair blow dryers
3. Cover the paper with 3 layers of polyurethane. Make the layers thin and smooth, and allow to dry completely between coats. You can use a hair blow dryer to speed the drying along. Air drying usually takes a couple of hours for each coat. When you use the hair blow dryer it takes about 10 minutes for each coat.
M was able to help with each step of the process, but it got a little tedious for her, and so she only did one or two all the way through. I thought the coasters turned out quite nice for being something that young children can help so much with!