Monday, December 28, 2009

Kids Coasters

When I made these coasters a while back, they were a test run for something bigger down the road.

The Sunday before Christmas, I dragged out the supplies:
  • 1 tile per coaster
  • tissue paper, decorated or undecorated, we used some beautiful Eric Carle tissue paper that I'd picked up at a church thrift sale
  • Modge Podge
  • Heavy duty felt pads
  • Varnish
  • Adorable children to make the coasters that will melt the hearts of their grandparents.

We placed each of the tiles on a paper plate to help contain the mess.

I then tore sections of tissue paper and threw them in the middle of the table and let the kids go crazy.

I imagined the older kids would try to make a picture, but they all went abstract... they all turned out wonderful.


There was a coaster for each grandparents, plus ones for us... oh and the little girl next door who joined us, she took home 4 as well.

I'd love to repeat this as the kids get older to see what they come up with.


  1. These are beautiful, Maggie! I will file this idea away for when the grandkids are here...looks like a great project for them! thanks for sharing; I love your blog! Happy New Year, and please tell your mom I say HI!

  2. I'm so happy you like them Eileen! I've found myself looking at tissue papers in a whole new way, eyeing them for what they can become... Tissue paper lends intself so well to decopage.

  3. So cute and next time add some presser flowers too.! here is a cute video of kids pressing on my blog


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