I’ve seen a few pins circulating around Pinterest stating that you could make a permanent design by drawing on a ceramic plate with a Sharpie marker then baking it. Contender or Pretender? I wanted to try it out.
So I rounded up my
children roommates for a crafternoon. We had an old pile of white IKEA ceramic plates that were headed for the garbage. We figured these would be idea candidates to be defiled.
“Smile for mom!”
Preheat your oven to 365, mix and bake til gold and bubbly. But really, just bake for 30 minutes. Take it out, and let it cool down.
I never found any information on Pinterest about washing instructions (which is incredibly important when it comes to dishes). The designs will get all scratched up in the dishwasher. To wash, you’ll want to use a soapy rag in the sink. So, you probably don’t want to eat lasagna on these dishes. At best, they make a fine cookie plate. Christmas gift maybe? Teacher gift? Neighbor gift? Place setting for a party? Not every day use.
Here is what our “test dish” looked like coming out of the dishwasher:
Here is our final artwork.
“There’s no crying in baseball!”
Don’t feel dumb if you don’t understand them. I don’t either.
If you can’t tell, we’ve been watching a little Breaking Bad lately. (Can you believe Hank found that book?!)
And last of all, Addi’s Plates:
I’m flattered that she made me a ninja for our roommate portrait.
This craft is simple-bimple. Any child would love this. Any adult would love this. The ideas are endless!