Kids love crafts. I started having my kids create their own coasters so they'd start using them. The craft is so easy to do that the girls can make a new set with each season.
You will need the following items to make the fall coasters:
- 2 c. baking soda
- 1 c. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 c. water
- Mixing bowl
- Wax paper
- Large circular cookie cutter
Follow these steps to make the fall coasters:
Cover your workspace with sheets of newspaper. Kids can get messy with paints. As soon as you finish doing that, hand each child a smock. Your child could wear an old shirt if you don't have a smock, or you can cut a trash bag to have holes for your child's arms and head.
Have your children measure the baking soda, cornstarch, and water and pour them into the mixing bowl. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
Roll the homemade clay on the wax paper and use circular cookie cutters to cut out large circles. Set these circles aside to harden. This will take a few hours.
Gather a few leaves of different shapes from your yard or nearby park.
Place one leaf on each circle. Paint the entire circle. It is okay if your child gets paint on the leaf itself. You are going to throw the leaf away and what is left is a white leaf print where the real leaf use to be.
Set the coasters aside until the paint dries.