Creating ceramic tiles with your children's footprints in the center is the perfect addition to your home or garden. In order to revolve this project around your child, allow them to paint the entire tile once the ceramic tile has hardened. This way your child will not feel left out during the creative process. A great additive for your child's tile are sparkles. These can be used for the center of the footprint to help it pop out and stand away from the rest of the painted tile.
Whoever knew you could use food such as pasta to create the perfect tile? Because of the creativity of this project and the use of food products, it makes for the perfect little crafts project for your children. To create the pasta imprints on the tile, all you simply do is press down long or short pieces of pasta into the tile before it has been fired. Once the imprints are made and the tile is hardened, that is when the fun begins. Because of the variety of designs on the tile from the pasta, there are plenty of lines and designs for child to paint creatively.
Children's Tile Project (Using pre-made tiles)
- small 4 1/2 inch tiles (as many as you need)
- Felt squares (let your child pick and choose what color felt pieces that want)
- Permenant Markers
- Box of paper clips
- Hot glue gun (with glue sticks)
- Masking tape
- A polyurethane spray can
Step 1: Give each child a tile and one permanant marker. Allow them to draw whatever they desire on the tile.
Step 2: Glue a colored piece of felt to the back of the tile.
Step 3: Hot glue a paperclip on the back of the tile for wall hanging purposes. Once the glue has dried, place a piece of masking tape over the paper clip for extra support.
Step 4: Spray the front of the tile with polyurethane to preserve the picture. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.