Friday, May 3, 2013

kid's art slate coasters

they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
so i guess that means my kids are doomed as far as being away from arts and crafts.

well, i shouldn't say doomed really, as some of the things i do can come in handy in their life i suppose.

like at celebrations, where my kids would have a desire to spend 19 hours in the kitchen per day making party stuff.
see, i will never have to worry about that part at least.
:>P

seeing that my son is 10 and will have the desire to hang out with his friends more than his mom doing crafts at home as he gets older, i grabbed the chance with him to work together on a craft.

so we made these:
you can make them too with your kid or a little one.
just like this:

we used both because we wanted to use as many colors as we had.

have you ever heard of that before?
it's true!
i tried it. 
see what i mean?

so anyway, this is what my son drew:
ooo! me likey!
he knows just what makes my heart beat faster :)

(by the way, that ice cream coaster corner was like that when i bought it unbeknownst to me!)

anywho, next we took the coasters and did this:




when the labels dry, 


and look!
we just killed 2 birds with one stone.

spending quality time together and making a gift.
"for me?" i tell my son."why you shouldn't have!"










33 comments:

  1. Oh...my....word, Lisa! These are....wait, let me find my.....(oh, what's that word again??) Thesaurus!!! What a wonderful idea! I have great-grands I'd like to do this with. Shoot, I'd like to do it myself! After all, I'm still a kid! (cough) Best thing I've done in ages was subscribe to your blog! Thanks! Dona

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh Dona! you don't need a thesaurus after all! you can write "hjow;e;e;siodj" and you'd make my heart smile! :>D

      Delete
  2. aren't these adorable! These are so fabulous! I am going to be your newest follower~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YIPPEE! thank you so much Krystie! i'll be sure to let my son see your comment :)

      Delete
  3. What an awesome crafty idea! Thanks for sharing :)

    I wanted to invite you to our Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Friday night till the end of Monday, come link up if you have some time :)

    http://createdbylaurie.blogspot.com/2013/05/weekend-meet-greet-blog-hop-25.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. all linked up Laurie! thank you so much for stopping by and for the invite! :)

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. hehehe i like them too Kelley! :) thanks!

      Delete
  5. Thanks so much for sharing this at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party. I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week! Hugs! Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  6. so cute! What a fun post to read :o) Love the final outcome.. will have to look for those at Micheal's next time I am in the US. I came over from Six Sisters... Hope your weekend has been great! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. my weekend was great thanks to you leaving such a nice comment Emily! watch out for michael's though-it's a dangerous place for your pocketbook! heehee :)

      Delete
  7. What a fun and adorable project... and great gift idea! I love the chalk paint on the black slate! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays! I am featuring THIS post at this week's party! Always love seeing what you are up to Lisa! Thanks for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh Rachel! you are too kind! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :>D

      Delete
  8. Looks like you have a house full of budding artists! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i think they have no choice with me around! LOL thank YOU Robin! :)

      Delete
  9. Cute idea! My kids would love to make some ... anything artsy is a hit around here! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Randi! i hope you and your kids get to make these! the possibilities are endless :)

      Delete
  10. What a great idea and a wonderful Mother's Day gift. I love it! :)

    Thanks for linking up at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you back next week!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have also Featured your great coasters this week! Come on over and grab our 'I was Featured' button. :)

      Delete
    2. YIP YIP YIPPEEEEE!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! :>D

      Delete
  11. So cute! It would make a great gift for grandparents :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you so much for stopping by Lyuba! i'm so happy when you stop by :)

      Delete
  12. Oh my word! These are adorable! Love them! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again this Monday ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks so much for bringing a smile to my face Jamie! :)

      Delete
  13. That is a really fun project for kids, I know mine would love it!!! Thanks for the great ideas!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i bet your kid's would make adorable ones Michelle! thank you so much ! :>D

      Delete
  14. These are so much fun! All the coasters in my house (the two I have left...) are looking pretty sad. What a great and inexpensive way to give the kids an art project and protect your furniture at the same time! Love it :) Thanks for linking up with me @ Great Idea Thursday's. Krista @ A handful of Everything

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. we never even used coasters at our house-we have the drink rings on our table to prove it (LOL) so these are definitely being put to good use now :) it'll be fun to see them years from now to see how my son will react especially when he's a teen! heehee thanks Krista! :>D

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. thank you anonymous person who i hope is not spam! :>O

      Delete
  16. Any parents would be happy seeing this beautiful slate coasters made by their kids. I have some paper coaster in our home, but it didn't take long for this coaster to last. I think slate coasters are great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ummm...considering your web site is all about slate coasters, why would you have paper coasters? are you spam? i dunno but thanks anyway! :>O

      Delete

man i am SO thankful you are here and even more so when you comment! :)