This was a craft that I saw on Pinterest a couple of days ago and thought I would try it out. The supplies to decorate the plates are inexpensive and you can be as creative as you want. I just did something simple by doing the first initials of my kids names and adding a little decorative next to the letter.
Plates from the Dollar Tree store
Sharpie Markers (colors are optional)
I wanted to do colors, so I purchased colored sharpies, but you can just use a plain black one if you have one already on hand. The plates and the stencils are from The Dollar Tree, so all together everything was about $10 and that is because I got the colored sharpies from Wal-Mart. If I didn’t, then the project would only have been $3 as I already have a black sharpie pen.
Basically you would trace the stencil onto the plate and color it in with whatever color you want. Or if you are pretty good with freehand design, go for it. If you make a mistake, you can use a little rubbing alcohol and a q-tip to “erase” with. After you have created your design, put the plate in the over for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, then allow the plate to sit and cool for about an hour or two. As you can see below a little closer, with both of my girls, I drew a little butterfly and then with my son’s I put a little baseball. I’m thinking about making a couple of others for Father’s Day and Mother’s Day to give to my mom and day, so this craft is great for any holiday.
Since the marker is on the eating side of the plate, I wouldn’t recommend using the plate to eat with. I did dab my finger in some water and lightly run my finger over a spot with the color and the color did rub off on my finger some. So I suggest use the plates for decoration only.