DIY Christmas Plates for Kids to Make

DIY Christmas Plates are a great activity for this time of year. It’s a great way to get little fingers involved in the festivities and it will help to keep them amused too. You can use Sharpies on a dollar store plate or paint and they would also make a great present for family and friends too. They are sure to be treasured for eternity and they will also be nice to look back on once kids are grown up.

Christmas Plates Kids

1. Christmas Santa Plate

Christmas Santa Plate
Each reindeer is a thumbprint from Dad Mom and baby. The Santa is your child’s hand print.

2. Santa’s Cookies

Santa's Cookies
Christmas Art Project Paint with Acrylic paint and bake for 30 minutes. Let dry and spray with acrylic spray. Can make any variation on plate!! Easy and fun for preschoolers.

3. Christmas Shapes

Christmas Shapes
Use Sharpies to draw on Dollar Store plates. Preheat the oven to 350 and bake for 30 minutes! It will now be permanent and safe! BTW-if a mistake is made with a Sharpie, scribble over it with a dry erase marker and wipe off with a paper towel! I promise, it will work!

DIY Christmas Plate

We have included this video tutorial from Aimee Leigh to show you how they made their Christmas Plate.

4. Handprint Christmas Plates

Handprint Christmas Plates

5. Family Christmas Plate

Family Christmas Plate
This plate was painted with oil based sharpie paint pens and baked at 350 for 30 minutes.

6. Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

7. Fingerprint Deer

Fingerprint Deer
What a cute way to immortalize their fingerprints forever.

8. Mistletoes



9. Footprint Christmas Plate

Footprint Christmas Plate

10. Deer & Lights

Deer & Lights

11. Santa & Rudolph

Santa & Rudolph
Make Santa & Rudolph using a hand print for the deer and a foot print for Santa. Decorate the outside of the plate with red and green dots to make it look even more festive.

12. Footprint Snowman

Footprint Snowman
This cute Christmas plate comes complete with a handwritten poem to treasure forever!

13. Footprint Car & Tree

Footprint Car & Tree
What a sweet Christmas scene crafted from your own child’s footprints. This would be a really cute one to hang up year after year on the walls.

Christmas Plates Kids
We love this creation by Mary Harrison.

Christmas Plates Kids
Cookies for Santa plate.

Christmas Plates Kids

Christmas Plates Kids

Christmas Plates Kids

Christmas Party Game

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  1. Where do you get the plates for these? I am hoping for a ceramic plate, but will do plastic if need be.

    Thank you!

  2. Did you use regular acrylic paint for the hand prints and foot prints? then bake at 350 for 30 min?

    • Hi Tania , you can an enamel acrylic paint which is made for use on both ceramics and glass. Once your hand prints are on the plate, set plate on baking pan. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes on 300 degrees. Let the plate gradually warm with the oven to prevent cracking or shattering.

  3. How did you gift wrap your plates/send them home as gifts? I used tissue paper this year and let’s just say it took a lot more tape and time than expected!

  4. What if I sprayed the plates already and haven’t baked them. Can I bake them after?

  5. I love this idea! Can’t wait to gift the grandparents with these adorable plates. Thanx for the inspo =)

  6. what paint do you use that you can safely eat off of the plate after?

    • Hi Katie, Thanks for your question! Ensure you use the right paint so that it is safe to eat off of the plates. Use ceramic paint that says “non-toxic” on the label; these paints should be water-based. Painting the plates themselves is a simple process. Hope that helps, Emily 🙂

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