After finishing up a super zen coloring session, I love looking at my newly colorful creation. Coloring pages can be so pretty, it’s hard to just leave them inside their books or throw them away when you’re done. I’m always looking for fun ways to show off my perfectly executed coloring skills, and this coaster craft is one of my favorites.
These coasters are that perfect punch of color that will go well with your cold drinks this summer. They’re also almost as addicting to make as the actual coloring process. Let’s grab our favorite coloring pages and get to crafting!
What You Need:
- Finished Coloring Pages
- Air Dry Clay
- 4 inch cookie cutter or other circular object to cut with
- Mod Podge (would recommend Outdoor Mod Podge for especially messy households)
- Foam Brush
- Optional (but recommended)
How to Make Them:
Roll out your air dry clay to 1/4 inch thick and use your cutter to cut out some circles. Make the clay as even and level as you can.
While the clay is still wet, smooth out the edges a little bit. Let dry. Mine took a full 24 hours, but this is going to depend on the humidity and warmth of the room they’re in.
Once dry, trace your coaster on the back of your coloring page. Mandalas are great for round coasters in theory, but they do take quite a bit of precision. You can measure from the edge if you need it perfectly centered. I’m not all that precise a person, so my pages that weren’t all that symmetrical did the best.
Cut out the circle and attach it to your clay with some Mod Podge. Let dry completely.
The next few steps are optional, but they make a world of difference in the look of your coasters, so I highly recommend the little bit of extra work.
First, sand the edge of your coaster. This cleans up any extra clay pieces and also helps to even out the paper. It’s especially helpful if you’re one of those not-so-precise people because my circle definitely had a little extra paper hanging over one side. Give it another coat of Mod Podge and let dry.
Glue the bottoms of your coasters to your sheet of felt and let dry. Then, cut around your coaster. This gave me the best look because I didn’t have to worry about perfectly centering my felt circle. Let dry.
Use your coaster to brighten up your morning caffeine fix, or add a pop of color to a cool drink you’re sipping on this summer!