Ruby is lately getting a little obsessed with pirates - X marks the spot and treasure maps and all that, so I thought it would be cute to make our own pirate treasure.
It's a simple craft, and Ruby managed most of the steps herself.
Card (or flat plastic from packaging)
Gold or silver acrylic paint
Black ink or shoe polish
Begin by drawing circles for your coin shapes. Find something of suitable size to draw around, then cut out.
Once you've cut out your circles, draw some basic shapes on. I just used circles and crosses.
Then using the PVA glue, draw over the detail. You want to create a raised effect, and this is where using plastic can be better than card, which sometimes soaks up the glue. If this is the case, you may need to allow to dry and go over again. You can also use the squirty glitter glue pens for this as they give a good relief texture.
Leave to dry thoroughly, then pain front and back with metallic paint.
Finally, 'age' your treasure by rubbing on a little black ink or shoe polish and buffing.
Shiver me timbers, you're all done!