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Funny Face Plate

My little boy Peyton is a ridiculously picky eater.  I don’t know if it is a result of his prematurity or his strong-will.  Either way, I’m desperately trying ways to get him to eat new foods.  Presently his diet consists of yogurt, cereal, and crackers and he refuses to eat anything green…except for avocados (which I think is weird).  Anyway, I saw these plates online when I was researching picky-eater tips and I loved the idea:

But of course thought I could customize it and make my own.  This is probably the easiest yet most beneficial project I’ve done so far!  Peyton LOVES his plate and is a lot more willing to try green been hair or an apple slice bow-tie.

Heres the breakdown:

Cost: About $4.  I got the paint at the craft store and the plate at the Dollar Store.

Supplies:

  • An oven-safe plate.
  • Black glass paint or paint pen.  I wish my craft store had a glass paint pen as it would’ve been easier but I ended up using a small paint brush and Folk Art Enamels paint instead and it worked fine.
  • A sharpie marker.
  • A face template if you’re not confident in your own artistic abilities.  You will need some tracing paper or tissue paper to trace the template onto the plate.
  • An oven.

OK then, lets do this!

1. Clean your plate so that the paint can adhere to the clean surface. *TIP* An unpolished rougher style plate works best with this kind of paint.  Especially after multiple uses and washings.

2. Draw your face onto your plate with a sharpie marker.  I just winged it but I drew up a non-gender specific face template for you if you’d like to use it.  Just add eyebrows for a boy or lashes/lips for a girl.

face plate template

3.  Use a glass paint pen or a thin paintbrush and black glass paint and trace over your sharpie lines.

4.  Bake your plate according to glass paint instructions.

Thats it!  Easy as pie…or spaghetti…or fruit salad…I’m a dork.

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