DIY Kids’ – make Mum some coasters

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This is a great little project to make with the kids. I made my first coasters for my Mum when I was about 12 or so years old and she loved them. You can use a handsaw to cut these out, then spend a bit of time sanding them down so they are beautiful and smooth.

The how-to video above shows you how to make them step-by-step, and below are some photos of the how we finished them off. We first painted our coasters with a white primer then we used a great little product called Glass Coat, which is a two-part epoxy resin. We mixed in some pigment powder to give a really strong colour but you can also paint the coaster first then use the Glass Coat on top. This makes a really strong, durable and shiny surface. A perfect gift – beautiful!

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