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DIY Wood Slice Snowman Coasters - Fun Kids Craft Handmade Holiday Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post, written by me on behalf of Kwik Stix / The Pencil Grip, Inc.™. All opinions are 100% mine.


These DIY Wood Slice Snowman Coasters are such a fun kids craft to do with the kids this holiday, and they make great homemade / handmade holiday gifts too!

My kids love to craft gifts during the holiday season; especially my 9 year old daughter. Over the Thanksgiving break, she made these adorable DIY Wood Slice Snowman Coasters for her teacher. She plans to gift them to her with a special mug and hot cocoa mix. Aren't they super cute?!  She used Kwik Stix solid Tempera Paint Sticks too, so it was a fairly mess-free craft project.

Have you heard of Kwik Stix solid Tempera Paint Sticks? These paints are incredibly easy for kids to handle, require no paint brushes, water cups, or clean up, AND they dry in just 90 seconds! Simply pop the tops off, get creative, then pop the caps back on and store them until you're ready to create again. The Kwik Stix set of 24 comes with every color you can imagine! The set also includes a variety of neon colors and pretty metallic colors too - perfect for crafting up crafts and homemade gifts this holiday!

Check out our simple tutorial on how to make these fun DIY Wood Slice Snowman Coasters, below. 

What you'll need:
  • Kwik Stix
  • Small 4" x 4" (roughly) wood slices. We found ours in a pack of 4 at the craft store (with a weekly 50% off 1 item coupon) for $2.50
  • Clear spray sealer (for adult use only) 

How to:
  1. Start by applying white paint to the top side of your wood slices (refer to image) Allow adequate time for drying - only 90 seconds when using Kwik Stix - in between coats.
  2. Next draw on a mouth and eyes for your snowman and a carrot nose, using Kwik Stix black and orange tempera paint sticks. Get as creative as you'd like. Draw on a scarf, eyelashes, rosy cheeks etc.!
  3. Allow the Kwik Stix tempera paint to dry for another 90 seconds, once you've finished personalizing your snowman coasters.
  4. Seal the surface of your snowman coasters by covering them with 2 light coats of clear / transparent spray paint/sealer. Allow sealer adequate time for drying. Gift your homemade DIY Wood Slice Snowman Coasters as is (by stacking them and adding a pretty ribbon) or gift them  with hot cocoa mix / a special new mug.

Kwik Stix are so much fun to create with! They work great on poster board, wood, canvas, and a variety of other surfaces.

They're great for incorporating into homemade gift projects and crafts for the kids this holiday season. Kwik Stix would also make a wonderful gift for kids, tweens, and teens this holiday season too! You can find Kwik Stix at select retailers nationwide and online at:
www.thepencilgrip.com




Happy Holidays & Happy Crafting!

8 comments:

  1. I so love this idea for a craft and one we will have to do this holiday season thanks for sharing this one.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks! So fun, and so simple ~ Happy Holidays! :)

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  2. looks so cute. this would make a great Christmas gift too

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    1. They would make great handmade gifts from the kids ~ Happy Holidays! :)

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  3. These coasters are super cute and perfect for the Holiday. I would love to try out the Kwik Stix.

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    1. Hi Shelly ~ Thanks! They are super cute and they make the perfect handmade gifts from the kiddos. Kwik Stix are AMAZING! I love that they dry so quick and are easily stored in between uses. I normally shy to using paint a ton with my kids - because of the potential mess factor; not with these paint sticks though! They also make a great holiday gift for the crafty kids {and adults} in your life :) Happy Holidays!

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  4. I love decorating my house with snowmen figures and these are the cutest snowman coasters I have ever seen. They are unique and homemade which is the best. I think the are adorable and fun to make with my kids!

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  5. Wow the quik stix look so easy and less messy than paint and a paintbrush!Cute craft too.

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