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Handy Coasters

These cleverly personalized coasters offer a fun, open-handed expression of your child’s generosity — and they’re a great holiday gift that kids can make.

What you’ll need

  • Card stock
  • Pencil or chalk
  • 2 coordinating or contrasting cotton fabrics (washed, dried, and ironed)
  • 1 package double-sided stiff fusible interfacing (we used Dritz Heavyweight InnerFuse, $7 at fabric stores)
  • Iron

How to make it

  • Trace your child’s hand on a piece of card stock and cut it out to make a template. Use a pencil or chalk to trace the desired number of coasters on one of the fabrics. Trim the fabric into a rectangle that contains all of your tracings, then trim the second fabric and the interfacing to match its size.

  • Following the interfacing package’s instructions, fuse it between the two fabrics with an iron (an adult’s job). Cut along the traced lines with scissors.