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    I found a great deal on some ceramic tiles for 10 cents each. The are 5 by 5 inches. They are a flat finish in an ivory color. I was hoping for my kids to make a Mother's Day present out of them. Maybe a trivet. Any suggestions for decorating them? I was thinking maybe they could just draw on them with permanent marker. I want something they can do themselves.
     
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    Permanent marker may not work. I have made trivets out of tile. You can buy cute little feet at a craft store. For paint, I used special paint in a pen like form.
     
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    you can have the kids draw on a sheet of paper and then lay the picture on the tile and Modge podge using a paint brush; you might have to do two coats. Let air dry. Then spray with an adhesive and let air dry.
     
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    I have made trivets like that before for mothers day. I just gave them the tiles and told to paint whatever they wanted with regular paint. Then I spray it with acrylic spray to set it and gives it a nice shine and put felt or whatever I find at the dollar store to peel and stick on the bottom four corners. They usually turn out pretty cool looking and if while they are painting you can take a baby wipe and clean it off if they don't like it
     
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    Great ideas and thoughts! Thanks!
     

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