Apparently humans can’t drink from water bowls like we do… something about their tongues not being scratchy like our…. poor humans! We’ve noticed they like to drag around cups with liquid in them…. and straws! We have been trying to learn to drink from a straw like our humans, but we haven’t quite gotten the hang of it just yet. When our humans leave their cups unattended we take their straw and add it to our collection so we can practice in our water bowl (we don’t like to drink soda… coffee, yes… soda, no.) Even though we haven’t made much progress on learning to drink from them yet, we do have great fun playing with the chewed up straws. Also, it gives our humans lots of fun chasing us around pretending that they didn’t want us to have their straw…. silly humans…. we know that if you didn’t want us to have it, you wouldn’t have left it unattended! Duh!
The humans’ cups tend to leave little rings of water on our table. We don’t like the little water rings… it gets on our paws and we have to shake it off and then water gets everywhere! Yuck! We figured it would be too hard to teach them to drink from a water bowl, so we decided to make them coasters.
You will need:
- 4×4 tiles (we used some old bathroom tiles)
- Sectional charts (cut about 4.25 x 4.25 in)
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Clear spray paint
- Felt (for the bottoms)
- Hot glue
We had the girl cut the charts into 4.25 x 4.25 squares.
Next she covered the tiles with Mod Podge and and applied the charts to the tiles…. take your time here, smooth all the wrinkles and bubbles out now, because it dries fast!
We tried doing the corners two different ways… When you fold the paper down over the sides you get a little flap that sticks out… first we tried just cutting te flap off, but it left an edge that we worried would eventually peel. Finally we decided that we liked to just fold the flap over like wrapping a present. It looks a bit neater, but takes a bit more effort to get to glue down.
Coat the top of the coaster with a coat or two of Mod Podge to seal it.
Once everything dried we applied a coat of clear spray paint to make it shiny.
We cut a piece of felt (slightly less than 4×4) for the bottom so it wouldn’t scratch the table…. Use hot glue to attach the felt.
FYI: do not get the mod podge in your whiskers… it is a nightmare to get out!