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Covered in Glitter - Tuesday Art Feature

Thought I'd throw in one more art feature before Christmas.  I'm sitting here on my couch, finally relaxing (thinking I need a coffee and Baileys), covered from head to toe in glitter.  I guess it's an occupational hazard this time of year ... good thing I like a little "bling" in my life.

We're hard at work on our Christmas craft / parent present right now in the classroom.  We're making subway art coasters.  We started out by creating subway art (with a Christmas theme) on a square piece of blank paper (full size blank paper, cut into a square).  Students were free to add any words or pictures they wanted, but I did encourage them to use as much of the page as possible.

I then took these squares and reduced them on the photocopier to just under 4 inches (reduced to 43%).  I made 4 copies, and the students cut out the smaller squares so I could make one copy with all four smaller squares on it (I left the cover of the photocopier open so the background would be black so the students could see exactly how big their squares were).  They then coloured in these squares using sharpies (or any other waterproof marker).  Many students also chose to lightly colour the background with a pencil crayon.

After we cut out the finished squares, we used mod podge to glue them onto our 4 x 4 tiles.  I added silver glitter to the mod podge (poured it right into the bottle, and gave it a good stir).  I have never done this before, but it worked perfectly - what's a Christmas craft without a little (or lot of) glitter?!?  We finished two coats of mod podge on top today, and I hope to get another two coats done tomorrow.  We will then spray them with clear varnish, add some felt pieces to the underneath of the tile, and then wrap them up for the kids to give as a gift.  It's a great little gift, and the kids are so proud of them!  I think they're doing a fantastic job - here are a few from my class:

Happy Tuesday!!!


  1. What a great idea! Those are amazing. The parents are going to love them.
    Grade ONEderful

  2. Great idea! They came out so super cute! I would love to receive one of these as a gift.

  3. omgosh! You constantly inspire me with your art!! I always look forward to see your projects!
    Jen Ross
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

  4. These are beautiful! They look like something you would pay good money for :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  5. THIS IS FABULOUS! Pinning for next year! :D

  6. Adorable! What kind of tiles did you use? Did you pay for them or get them donated/free?
    Thanks for the cool idea!

  7. I am thinking of trying this with my grade 4's this year. Where did you get your tiles from?


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