Tie-Dye Coasters

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Before moving back to California I was teaching preschool. I like some parts more than others of the job, but I LOVED this craft activity we did with the kids. I decided to use the activity again with my own kids to make Valentines gifts for their teachers. It is SO simple and SO pretty. Below I break it down for you.


What you need

  1. 4X4 Ceramic tiles, I bought these and they were perfect

  2. . Clear spray paint to seal

  3. 4X4 felt squares to glue on the back

  4. I use glue dots to stick the felt on the back ( hot glue works best)

  5. Sharpies- any color. The metallics do not work well. I bought these and they were great

  6. I bought little rubber feet to place on the back to make them “real” coasters

We lined the tiles up, and got to town coloring them. Once everything was colored, I dropped a few drops of rubbing alcohol on them and the color begins to spread. Be sure to use the strongest rubbing alcohol or the colors will not bleed. I let them dry overnight, then sprayed them with a clear spray paint sealer. When that was dry, I glued felt on the back, put the rubber feet on and DONE!

Me stealing the  sharpies  from my kids- i love this project!

Me stealing the sharpies from my kids- i love this project!

Dropping the rubbing alcohol

Dropping the rubbing alcohol

after the alcohol

after the alcohol

spray to seal

spray to seal

4X4 felt  glued on with coaster  feet

4X4 felt glued on with coaster feet

done!

done!