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Magnetic Ceramic Tiles Photo & Fingerprint Keepsakes

  • Young Adult
  • Pre-K
  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3
  • All Ages

Katie’s Keepsakes: Create precious keepsakes with fingerprint hearts and photos of your favorite trips, people, or pets. Incorporate your keepsakes into a collaborative art installation in your home, or classroom and encourage all of your visitors to add their touch of creativity.

 

Materials



Made By Me Magnetic Tile Art Kit

Scissors

Glue

Permanent Pen/Permanent Markers

Instructions



PHOTO TILES

Step  1.

Resize and print your favorite photos of mom, the kids, or the fur kids to fit 1.6 in. x 1.6 in. Cut them out.

 

 

PHOTO TILES

Step  1.

Resize and print your favorite photos of mom, the kids, or the fur kids to fit 1.6 in. x 1.6 in. Cut them out.

 

 

Step  2.

Glue each photo to a ceramic tile.

Step  2.

Glue each photo to a ceramic tile.

Step  3.

Dress up each tile with a custom gemstone frame or painted accents.

Step  3.

Dress up each tile with a custom gemstone frame or painted accents.

FINGERPRINT KEEPSAKES

Step  4.

Cover your workspace! Acrylic paint washes away from hands and skin but can stain fabrics and clothing.

 

Dip a fingertip into the paint color of your choice.

 

Place the finger down at an angle onto the ceramic tile, anywhere you’d like.

FINGERPRINT KEEPSAKES

Step  4.

Cover your workspace! Acrylic paint washes away from hands and skin but can stain fabrics and clothing.

 

Dip a fingertip into the paint color of your choice.

 

Place the finger down at an angle onto the ceramic tile, anywhere you’d like.

Step  5.

Repeat at an opposite angle, to create a heart shape.

Step  5.

Repeat at an opposite angle, to create a heart shape.

Step  6.

Repeat until you’re happy with the design. Wash your hands in warm, soapy water to remove the paint.

Step  6.

Repeat until you’re happy with the design. Wash your hands in warm, soapy water to remove the paint.

Step  7.

Sign with your child’s name, initials, or just the year.

Step  7.

Sign with your child’s name, initials, or just the year.

COLLABORATIVE ART INSTALLATION

Step  8.

Collaborative art is a practice that involves people coming together over time to create a piece of art. Collaborative art “harnesses the experiences and skills of each person taking part to give meaning and creative expression to what’s important in their lives.” One of the largest collaborative art pieces in the world is the One Million Masterpiece.

 

Start a collaborative art piece in your classroom, or your home! Keep plain magnetic tiles on hand and available for new guests and students to paint or color their own designs.

References: Create, “About us, Collaborative Arts,” Create Ireland, 2024.

COLLABORATIVE ART INSTALLATION

Step  8.

Collaborative art is a practice that involves people coming together over time to create a piece of art. Collaborative art “harnesses the experiences and skills of each person taking part to give meaning and creative expression to what’s important in their lives.” One of the largest collaborative art pieces in the world is the One Million Masterpiece.

 

Start a collaborative art piece in your classroom, or your home! Keep plain magnetic tiles on hand and available for new guests and students to paint or color their own designs.

References: Create, “About us, Collaborative Arts,” Create Ireland, 2024.