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How To Tuesday: Trick or Treat Plate

October 15, 2013

Halloween is “creeping” up, so make this adorable hand print plate with the cutest little critters you know! This project is great for all ages, and older kids can even help painting the border!

DSC01526Materials Needed:

  • Lg Rimmed Dinner Plate
  • Glaze Colors:  Parakeet, Tang, & Hyacinth
  • Paint Pens: Black, Marigold, & Tang
  • Brush


  • Wipe down the piece with a damp sponge to make sure that no dust or dirt has settled on the piece.
  • Using medium sized paint brushes, alternate painting Parakeet, Tang, and Hyacinth around the rim of the dinner plate. Repeat until each stroke of color has three coats. (For more child involvement, you could paint their fingers and make whole finger prints around the border instead! Expect to get messy!)
  • Use a sponge or brush to paint your child’s foot in Lima Bean, place firmly on the plate, and gently wiggle each toe down to insure a good print. (Feel free to ask a Sales Associate for assistance in getting the perfect print!)
  • Use a black paint pen to draw in the details of the Frankenstein monster and/or witch, with your child’s heel as the head. (Design tips: Frankenstein’s monster usually has a flat head, stitches on his face, bolts in his neck, and big boots. Witches typically have a black pointy hat, broom, striped socks, and shoes that curl up at the toes.)
  • Write “Trick or Treat” across the top and “Smell My Feet” along the bottom in Black paint pen.
  • Add any color details, like a Tang band on the witch’s hat or Marigold straw in her broom.
  • Write your name or initials on the back of your piece (or under each footprint character) with a paintbrush or paint pen. (Please note: Pen or pencil will not show up after the firing process.)


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