This Christmas plate gift is a fun and easy present that kids can make for their grandparents, babysitter or teacher.
There is no such thing as babysitters where I come from. At least there wasn’t ten years ago when I left Romania. You rely only on grandparents’ help. Our grandparents live an ocean away so this wasn’t an option when we became parents. We were very lucky to find the nicest babysitter ever about two years ago. We all love her and she loves the kids.
I decided to include a handmade gift to her holiday present this year. The boys and I made a Christmas plate gift. It turned out so adorable that I’m sure we’ll make one for ourselves, too.
How to make a Christmas plate gift
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Step 1: Have your child dip his pointer in one color or apply color on his pointer with a brush. Because I have two kids, one used the red color and the other one green. Help them push their colored finger on the rim of the plate. This way you will be in control. Otherwise you may end up with fingerprints all over the plate.
Step 2: Use the black marker to trace a line around each fingerprint , like a bulb.
Step 3: Draw a line that goes from one light bulb to another.
Step 4: 24 hours after your have finished your painting you can bake the plate in the oven according to the instructions on the porcelain paint bottle. This step will ensure that your plate is dishwasher safe.
You can use this fingerprint Christmas light craft idea also on mugs or bowls.