Kids can absolutely use ceramic tiles for crafts. They come in many colours and sizes, and with a little creativity, can be turned into an interesting trivet, a beautiful coaster or a work of art to frame. Ceramic tiles are inexpensive and easily found at building supply stores or tile outlets. Tile art designed by a child may be a special keepsake for parents as well, a long-lasting memento of a child's creativity.
Painting and Personalizing
Make a coaster for dad with a 4-inch by 4-inch tile. Lay masking tape in a stripe pattern across the face of the tile and paint the spaces in between. Let the paint dry and peel off the tape. Draw floral designs with puffy paint on a tile used to hold a plant. A larger tile can go under a pet's bowl, personalised with your pet's name. Paint on a tile with colourful nail polish. A coat of clear varnish will seal the designs.
Add embellishments to ceramic tile for a beautiful result. Glue marbles on the top in an all-over pattern or design an image. Put four marbles on the bottom of a tile to make legs and use as a trivet to protect your table from hot pans. Lean the artist's work up against the backsplash in your kitchen. Add silk flowers or buttons to a tile and showcase on a wall or on top of mom's dresser.
Crack some colourful or patterned tiles into small pieces and glue them onto a flower pot or the frame of a mirror. Grout in between the broken tiles for a more finished look. Use a neutral coloured grout if you want the tiles to stand out, or spice it up with a bright colour.
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