Father’s Day Handprint Platter
Father’s Day is on the horizon. Take a peek at the Father’s Day Handprint platter we made two years ago for my husband. The inspiration for this project came from a cup full of sass. They had a roundup of various activities they did for Father’s Day posted and I thought the grill plate was a cute idea. The kids and I headed to Walmart and bought a Corelle platter, some paint markers and a few additional colors of acrylic paint.
***These directions would be for a plate that is for display only – see Food Safe paint recommendation below or use below directions with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge***
- Oven safe platter (we bought something similar to this one – if you are looking for a large platter this one is popular)
- Acrylic paints (assorted colors)
- Paint Markers (assorted colors)
- Paint plate and brushes
First I had the kids each pick what color paint they wanted – they both picked green as it is Hubby’s favorite color. I started with Buddy as I figured he would be more likely to accidentally smear Boo Boo’s handprint.I painted Buddy’s hand and had him press it down. Next I repeated the process with Boo Boo. And since I’m a little crazy I decided to add Zoe’s paw print to the mix (she was actually really well behaved!).
After the prints were complete I preheated the oven to 350º. While the oven was preheating I used the paint markers to write our message on the platter and label each print. When the design was complete and the oven preheated I baked the platter for 15 minutes.
***Disclaimer: after using this I have found the acrylic paint does not stay bonded and upon further research is not food safe. This plate would be great for a display item when using acrylic paint. I have researched and found another option of paint – Pebeo Porecelain. These paints are non-toxic and once baked permanent (they can withstand the dishwasher!)***
I love Handprint & Footprint Keepsakes – take a peek at some of my favorites we have made over the years below:
If you are looking for some more great Father’s Day Idea’s check out our Unit Study below:
Reading List: Board Books about Dad from the Jenny Evolution
Nature: Top 20 Outdoor Dad Blogs from FrogMom
Craft: Creative Crafty Gift Ideas for Father’s Day from Schooling a Monkey
Craft: Book for Dad from Kid’s from The Moments at Home
Craft: Father’s Day Card Idea for Kids from the Jenny Evolution