Pressed Tiles

These darling tiles have so many uses--put a hole in the top for making a charm, use letters for letter and word games, make a matching game from them, put them in a bag for drawing pieces for an impromptu story-telling....wherever your imagination takes you!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I so love these oh-so-adorable and oh-so-simple projects!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We worked the clay until it was warm and pliable. Then we flattened it with our palms onto the table. Maddie rolled hers a bit.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    While I was very careful to use saran wrap between the rubber stamps and the clay, Madeleine skipped that step entirely (while her Mama wasn't looking), and our stamps came through just fine! So you may want to test yours....or not....

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Maddie trimmed them into squares with her knife.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    As each one was made, she decided if a hole should be made at the top for stringing, or if it should be a game piece. "What games can you think of for using these tiles?" I asked. "We can make a board, and the animals can find their proper habitats!" she said excitedly. "Oooh, good idea!"

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    We baked them according to our clay's instructions--275 degrees for 15 minutes. Concentration games, letter tiles, jewelry....so many possibilities!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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