Easy Indoor Crafts for Kids

Stencil Tiles

Stencil Tiles easy indoor craft
Stencil Tiles easy indoor craft
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These cheerful ceramic stencil tiles are an indoor craft that will lift spirits and hearts. Making lovely tile works of art is an easy kids' craft that will please friends and family or cheer up less fortunate strangers.

What You'll Need:

  • Tile
  • Stencil
  • Glass and tile paint
  • Clear gloss
  • Paintbrush

How to Make Stencil Tiles:

Step 1: Buy craft tiles (about $1 each) at your local hobby or craft store.

Step 2: Decorate them with cheerful designs using a stencil and tile paint. (Read the paint label for precautions -- are paints nontoxic and do they need good air circulation for fumes? Always follow the label instructions.)

Step 3: Allow tiles to dry, then apply a thin layer of clear gloss to protect your hard work.

Step 4: Give the finished artwork as gifts to people you love. Or ask your local hospice to be sure they wind up in the hands of people who need a little cheering up. The tiles could also be used as coasters.

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