Sunday, December 6, 2009

Creating Keepsake Penguin Plates

Playdate Description:

Tis the season to start painting your little ones hands and feet for keepsakes as gifts for the grandparents...and for ourselves!

Bring a plate of your choice to this event and we'll create a very cute Penguin Footprint!

We found plain plates as well as a couple with seasonal borders at our local Dollar Store. These plates are purely decorational so please inform the reciepent to not use this in junction with food!
This is also a perfect craft for any of you moms with more then 1 or 2 kiddo's!

What you will need on hand or to ask the parents to bring:
  • A plate to decorate
  • Glitter Glue Pens in Red, Gree, and Orange- I've found these at Walmart, the Dollar Store, Michaels, and Target
  • Acrylic Paints in Black, White, and Orange - also found at Walmart, Dollar Store, Michaels, and Target. I use Folk Art.
  • Google eyes
  • Super Glue for the Google Eyes

*Tip: You will want to start this craft immediately to allow for drying between coats and to let the final touch of glitter glue to dry as well.

How to do this craft:

Step One: Paint your kiddo's foot black and make an impression onto the plate. You will most likely need to "fill in" some blank areas since our kids arches are perfect, unlike most of ours! Let the paint completely dry. This doesn't take too long.

Step Two: Using the white paint fill in an oblong circle to show the penguins tummy.

Step Three: While the white paint is out, dip the tip of your pinky in the white and create the brim of the penguins hat with your pinky impressions. Let completely dry.

Step Four: Glue on the googlie eyes.

Step Five: Using the orange glitter glue or paint, dry on a triangle beak. Let dry.

Step Six: Using the glitter glue, draw on a hat in whatever color you choose.

Step Seven: Using the glitter glue make any notes on the plate - Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, etc....

Here is an example of footprints on a plate minus the border:

I saw this idea on a friends blog who also has a ton more fun ideas!

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