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DIY Handprint Personalized Plate: Christmas Craft for Kids

For a Christmas keepsake that's fun to make, try these Christmas plates. Your kids will love making something and seeing it on display around the holidays, and you'll love the time you get to spend with them making this memory! 

There isn’t a cuter way to display your kid’s handprints than on these DIY Handprint Christmas Plates. These adorable plates couldn’t be easier. Honestly, the only hard part is actually getting your kids to stay still while trying to get their handprints onto the plates! To make these plates all you need are 3 simple, easy to find (and cheap!) items – a ceramic plate, acrylic paint, and paintbrushes. Place your kids’ handprints onto the plate, decorate it, and then bake the plate in the oven. With these simple steps, you will have the perfect Christmas keepsake. As a little reminder, these plates shouldn’t be used for eating – they are for decorative purposes only.

  • Ceramic Plate – any plate will do!
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes

Step 1:Be sure to start with very clean plates--and clean hands!

Step 2:Using a paintbrush, paint the whole palm surface of one hand. Be sure to have enough paint on the hands, but not make it too thick.

Step 3:Carefully place the hand on the plate. You really need to be careful in doing this, and try your best to not have your child move his or her hand. Apply very firm pressure on the hand and then carefully remove the hand from the plate.

Step 4:Wash the painted hand and then repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other hand.

Step 5:Either you or your child can decorate the plate with whatever wording or drawings you wish. I kept mine simple with just basic wording to compliment the handprints.

Step 6:Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 7:Place the completed plate(s) in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off after 30 minutes and leave the plates in the oven until they are completely cool.

Be sure to remind your kids not to eat off of these plates! They are for decoration only.

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