Well enough about me...I am excited to be linking up for the first time with Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried it Tuesday!
What you need:
- white bathroom tiles (at Lowes the are 15 cents each)
- Americana Gloss Enamels paint
- cups of water
- paper plates
I gave each student four tiles. Write their name on the back with a marker, this way you know who's is who's. I put newspaper on each desk and gave each student a cup of water and a paper plate. I use the paper plates to put the paint on, it makes it so much easier for each student to have their own plate then having them share. With using paper plates, everything just goes in the garbage when they are done. I only bought five colors of paint and let the students choose which colors they would like. They do not need a lot of paint, just a little dot. Passing out the paint takes patience and I tell the students that from the beginning.
After paint is passed out, let the kids go to town. I set newspaper some where else in my room for the tiles to dry. They need to dry for 48 hours before being moved and baked. After the 48 hours, the tiles need to be baked according to the instructions on the back of the paint bottles. Once the tiles are baked, I glue foam on the bottom to make sure they don't scratch anything.
These make a great gift for Mother's Day or even Christmas. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from parents about this project. Everyone loves that it is useful for everyday. I love that it doesn't cost more than $1 per student and that they come out beautiful.
Some students like to write words on the tiles.
Some like to free style it! I love how each is so unique and represents the students personality!
Please let me know what you think! Hope you have a blessed Tuesday!