Today I'm sharing an adorable turkey handprint plate the kids and I made over the weekend. Well, technically it's a handprint and a footprint plate.
I love making these plates, you can see the one we made for Christmas 2 years ago here. I plan on doing one for each upcoming holiday, I need to get them done before Brayden's hands/feet don't fit anymore!
Here's what you need:
- White plate (I found mine at the Dollar store)
- Gloss enamel paint (must be the gloss enamel kind)
For this plate, I did Ella's footprint first, let it dry, then did Brayden's handprints, let those dry, and finally Avery's handprints. Once the handprints were dry, I went back over the turkey with brown paint to fill it in. The reason I did the foot first is because I actually tried this before and did the handprints first, then the footprint and the turkey looked more like a peacock - the feathers were not coming right out the sides. It was pretty comical looking and I figured since the plates are only $1, we would try again. I'm so glad we did!
Once the brown paint was dry, I painted on eyes and a nose. Then I went around the plate and made dots.
Then it was time to bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. The back of the paint bottles actually says to wait 4 days to bake, but I've never done that and my plates have held up just fine (I have one of just Brayden and Ella from a few years ago and it's still in perfect condition)
And there you have it, a super easy and adorable momento to celebrate the holiday and also remember how little your kids hands/feet are!
*linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls