Ceramic Plate Painting for Kids

I had no idea I could do ceramic painting at home until I came across the idea on pinterest.

I got my inspiration from these pins: –https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/297800594114746984/ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/297800594114747045/

The kids have enjoyed the ceramic painting studios you can visit so being able to do it at home was an exciting prospect. I wasn’t convinced that my attempts would turn out anything like the pinterest pictures I had seen but was very pleasantly surprised!

All you need is some plain white china plates, some ceramic paint and ceramic paint pens and a paint brush.

I used these white oval plates and they worked brilliantly: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004EEH2N6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are the paints I used bought from Amazon. I was so impressed with the paint pens. They were so easy to use and write neatly with. The kids hand prints were a different story though! It does wash off easily though when it inevitably gets everywhere!

I started with the text and left it 20 minutes to dry before starting on the hand prints. My daughter Emily placed her hand prints first and we left it to dry before my son Frankie put his on top, and yes it is pretty messy! They loved doing it & if you make a mistake it just wipes right off with a damp cloth and you can start again.

Finally I added the bbq picture and popped it in the oven set to 150°C. It’s best to put it in a cold oven and then turn it on so the plates don’t crack. Time 30 minutes from when the oven reaches temperature, turn the oven off and leave to cool before removing. Amazingly they are now dishwasher and microwave safe.

They were very gratefully received Father’s day gifts & we really enjoyed making them. I will be trying out a mug next. Happy crafting!

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