DIY Paint Plates are Easy and Fun for Kids

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My boys have been bugging me to create their own DIY paint plates again. A couple of years ago I worked with a company that puts kids’ drawings on a melamine plate. Well, I have recently found out how easy it is to do myself (plus more safe & eco-friendly!) and my family wants updated dinnerware!

I first went to Goodwill where I found a thousand plates to choose from. Boy, people get rid of their kitchen stuff! I paid $1 for each ceramic plate. I came home and ordered Porcelain Paint Markers. I made sure they were food grade and non-toxic. That’s it!

DIY Paint Plates

DIY Paint Plates

I had the boys practice on a piece of scrap paper first so they could get an idea of how their final plate would look. These are not eraseable, so that makes me a little nervous if they made a mistake. But then again, these are kid plates and everything will be cute!


When they were finished I put them in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Viola DIY Kid Paint Plates! They were done and now dishwasher safe too.

DIY Paint Plates for Kids

Wouldn’t these make fabulous gifts? Hint hint Mother’s Day is coming up! You can also paint mugs, bowls, anything!

Did you spy our AUTOSEAL Gizmo Sip from Contigo? P’Diddy’s (or should I say Superman’s?) favorite new water bottle.

Gizmo Sip

If you recall, I posted about the AUTOSEAL Travel Mug last year and we still love love it. So excited to now see a water bottle for the kids with the same technology.

No more spills or mess from this leak-free bottle.

See how P’Diddy has his fingers on the orange spot? That is the button you push when you want a drink. It opens up the valve. As he sets it down his fingers come off the button and the valve closes. If it tips over, then no worries because it AUTOSEALed!

Great handle loop. That is very important to us because we carry them when we hike! And I can’t forget to tell you about the easy-to-clean lid. It has an extra button inside that lifts up so you can simply clean inside the spout.

I do wish it was insulated, but it is bpa-free which is super important. O’Bear is a bit jealous of this ‘cool water bottle’ his brother now has!

Will you create DIY Paint Plates now that you know how easy it is?

I partnered with Contigo for this post. All opinions are my own and links are affiliate.

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