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Parents love when their children bring home homemade gifts for special days I think it is almost an unspoken rule.


*You may want to ask for donations for this project


  • Plain clear glass plates  (can be found at dollar stores or thrift stores)

* If you are uncomfortable with glass clear plastic plates can be used

  • White paper
  • Permanent markers
  • Mod podge (clear drying glue will work too)


Color and cut out designs

Arrange on back of plate

Glue in place

Smooth out (removing any air bubbles)

Paint entire plate with glue or mod podge

Let dry


* Not dishwasher or microwavable


*Send a note home with above warning

*And to make design long lasting they can use clear acrylic or sealant


* it is important not to place design or glue on inside if plate is  intended for food



Use clear containers

Use clear cups or glasses



Paper plate


Let children design their own plate

Laminate 3x


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