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Whether you are looking for something to make for a gift or want to craft them for yourself, these bright and cheery flower coasters will make someone happy. They make a perfect present from kids on Mothers Day or for any special occasion.
STYROFOAM* Brand Foam:
Block, 12" x 12" x 1/2", for one to four coasters OR
Sheet, 36" x 12" x 1/2", if making large number of coasters
Green acrylic paint
Green felt, 9" x 12" sheet
Plastic milk jug caps in assorted colors, seven
Serrated knife (for adult use only); or, plastic knife
Candle stub or paraffin
Thick, white craft glue
NOTE: Children can safely cut the ½" foam sheet with a plastic knife; a serrated knife should be used by adults only.)
Use compass to draw 4-1/2" circle onto foam block or sheet. Repeat as many times as needed. Adults: Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin and cut out circle(s). If children are cutting out the foam, have them use a plastic knife. Sand rough edges with a scrap piece of foam, and then smooth the edges with gentle pressure from fingertips or by rolling against a flat surface.
Paint all surfaces of foam circle green; let dry.
Arrange six bottle caps around foam circle, with contrasting cap in center. Be sure caps do not hang over foam edge.
Carefully remove center cap, apply glue to back edge, then replace on foam. Press down on cap, gently yet firmly, until edge embeds in foam surface. Repeat for remaining caps. Be sure all caps are level.
Cut two leaf shapes from felt; glue to bottom of coaster. Let dry completely.
This craft was designed by Kathleen George and reprinted courtesy of Styrofoam Brand Products.