Let your child design their own plates!
Dollar Store Plate (white – Porcelain)
Sharpie Marker (any color!) – We researched and Sharpies are in fact NON TOXIC.
Oven set at 425* for 30 minutes
I have a 3 (soon to be 4!) year old son that loves doing arts & crafts with me. Recently we were at the dollar store and I passed by the dishware. They have nice, white plates for only $1 each so I thought we would give this a shot!
I purchased one white plate from the Dollar Store. Make sure it’s white so they can draw on it all over! I’m sure you could buy ones that have color & designs on the side also! Also make sure you have a sharpie marker. We used plain black because that’s all my store had and I wanted to see how this worked before using colored ones.
I let my son draw whatever his little heart desired. (I did write his name and the year on it.) While he was working on his masterpiece, I pre-heated my oven to 425*. When he was completely finished, I let the plate sit for about 15 minutes to allow the marker to dry completely. After that, I stuck it in the oven for 30 minutes. Set your kitchen timers! When the 30 minutes is up, turn off your oven and allow your plate to sit in there and cool completely.