Who would've thought a $4 box of slate tiles could provide so many hours of enjoyment for my kiddos? They really did work so hard on these!
First we coated the tiles with a sealer to bring out the deep coloring and shine. As we began carving the layers away, the softer color of the natural stone underneath the surface made their designs "pop." We also glued felt to the back of each tile as a surface-protector.
The lighter colored tiles seemed softer and easier to carve. The light gray star is Little Monkey's (with a lot of help from everyone!) and the dark gray star is for Peanut (mostly made by Mom!).
The coasters were a surprise gift for Daddy, so we decided to make some special gift-wrapping for the set. The kiddos really wanted to make a name for our art-project time, and so they (we) came up with "Four Arrow Studio." Just for fun!