Follow Us on Facebook

Get updates from FaveCrafts.com posted directly to your News Feed.

Free Offer
Family Fun Crafts: 16 Craft Ideas for Kids

Spend some quality time crafting with the kids using the ideas inside the free Family Fun Crafts: 16 Craft Ideas for Kids eBook.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

(1)

Bottle Cap Coaster

By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand Foam

Here's a fun classroom project that reinforces the importance of recycling. Encourage kids to save bottle caps and small lids in other neat shapes and sizes, too.

Bottle Cap Coaster

Materials:

  • 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
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Thick, white craft glue

Instructions:
 

  1. 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.
     
  2. Paint all surfaces of foam circle green; let dry.
     
  3. Arrange six bottle caps around foam circle, with contrasting cap in center. Be sure caps do not hang over foam edge.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Cut two leaf shapes from felt; glue to bottom of coaster. Let dry completely.

Note: Children can safely cut the ½" foam sheet with a plastic knife; a serrated knife should be used by adults only.


®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

 

Your Recently Viewed Projects
Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.
Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Discover crafting projects, free patterns, tips and special offers. Get free craft projects, how-to crafting tutorials & product reviews.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

The Best Blogger Crafts
Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Connect with Us

Find us online

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Email
  • RSS

© Copyright 2014 Prime Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

www.favecrafts.com

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo

[Alt-Text]