Monday, March 1, 2010

Food Face How To

I am so glad some of you are wanting to make your own food face. They are fun and super easy to make.

What you need:
-A white ceramic plate ( I got mine at Walmart for $1.70 each)
-Pebeo Porcelaine paint pens , I used black, brown, and blue (I got mine at Micheals with a coupon)
-A photo of someone
-printer
-sharpie marker
-pencil
-ball point pen

Her is what I did:

First I printed off a picture of the face I wanted to use. I made it black and white and sized it to fit on the plate.
Then I traced the main features of the face with a sharpie marker.
Next I turned the page over and scribbled over all the lines with my pencil. You'll want it as dark as you can.
I flipped the picture back over cut it out and traced over my lines again with a pen.
Okay , this picture is really bad. I couldn't get my camera to pick up the small lines on the bright white plate. But if you look really close you can see how the face image is now on my plate.
I followed the same process for the names.
Next, I went over the pencil markings with the paint pens and colored in a few of the features.

Following the Pens instructions, I let the paint dry for 24 hours, then baked them for 35 minutes in a 300 degree oven.

Now all you have to do is dress them up and have some fun!


*They are dishwasher safe. We've washed ours, so far so good.
*If you don't want to make your own personalized plate here is one you can buy. This is where I got my inspiration.

Here is a list of parties I link to.

50 comments:

Erin said...

such a cute idea. i love it!! i want to make these for my kids.

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Way too cute!!!

Cha Cha said...

You are the smartest person I know. I really will be able to make faces this way, I would never have thought of doing this!!!!!! I am doing this I will send you pictures of mine when I am finished.

Cha Cha

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Yeah! I LOVE THESE!!! My kids will get these with Easter! I am featuring tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

Such a cute idea! Wish my son were still little as I know he would have gotten a kick out of this when he was little.

Stories by Me! said...

I want to figure out how to use this idea at a family reunion. How do you think the picture will hold up on paper plates? Just featured you at storiesbymeblog.blogspot.com

Marcia said...

What Kathryn said! These are fantastic.

Kaysi said...

How fun is that! My kids would LOVE this!

Amanda said...

This is so cute! Thanks for posting the instuctions!

fawnda said...

I am so glad that you made a tute for these! I voted for this at SYTYC! And I can't wait to make them! Thanks so MUCH! : )

StakerSensations said...

totally love these...I am making these for sure!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Too funny!

Little Foots said...

That's so neat, it would be fun to try but it will have to wait until my daughter stops throwing things from her high chair for fun! Great job!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Very cute idea! I can't wait to take a look around and see more of your creativeness

Dee said...

That is a great idea! My boys would have love that when they were little. Maybe they would have eaten more and thrown less!

asnipofgoodness said...

I love this idea, and kids would love to "decorate" themselves too! Oh how I wish I could do this today, i just love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Maridith said...

That is such a good idea!! I bet my kids would eat there veggies if they could play with their food!! Great job!!

The Bell Family said...

Wow!! What a super creative idea!

fawnda said...

I know that I already told you that I love these... But I love love love them! I had to tell you agian! : )

John said...

did you transfer the traced features directly onto the plate by rubbing the other side of the picture with a pencil? did the ink transfer onto the plate?

wanna make sure i know what i'm doing!
thanks

Kalleen said...

John,
I used a ball point pen to go over the top of my drawing. The lead from the other side was transfered onto the plate.
email me at kalleenk@hotmail.com if I'm still not making sense.
Kalleen

Tif said...

So fun!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

AW HA! I couldn't figure out if she DID ALL THOSE or featured them! I got your link up! Thanks so much for correcting me! You have a new follower!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wow what a fun and creative idea to make meal time extra special.

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is so stinkin' cute! Totally different idea. I love it!

Summer said...

I am featuring this on my blog tomorrow! Thanks for linking up! Come grab my featured button!

Sumo
http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

John said...

we did it- and they turned out super cute. thanks-

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

THAT is the cutest, funniest thing I've ever seen!!!

fawnda said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites.html

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What fun that is! First I've heard of these nifty pens. What a fun projects this would be with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Thanks for posting the how-to on this! I linked to it on my weekly roundup. What a neat way for little ones to interact with loved ones who are far away!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

How fun is this? You are so creative!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Kathryn said...

I loved this so much I made a version of your project (http://craftsandcreationswithkathy.blogspot.com/2010/03/personalized-face-plate.html).

Thanks for sharing this with us!

Andy Porter said...

That's hilarious! I love it! Hours of fun right there...hours!

Coretta of corettadeesign said...

Thanks for letting us know WHERE you picked the necessary stuff up. My mother in law and I were looking for such a pen for such a long time but didn't know what it was called so no one could help us. This is a super cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

MIchelle said...

What a COOL idea!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

My kids would LOVE this. I'm featuring you at my Penny Pinching Party at www.thethriftyhome.com tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Was Featured" button.

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-treasures-week-13.html

Katie said...

I LOVE this idea! My daughter is so picky-never wants to try new things, but usually when she does try something new she ends up loving it. SHe would have so much fun with dinner if I made her one of these, plus you can get away with giving them more of a variety of foods while making it fun! Thanks :)

Marjorie said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

so fun! bookmarked.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Ha, ha! My kids would love this :)

Kids Matter said...

These are so cute! I wanted to let you know that I am linking back to these on my post of 6/14/10. Thanks! www.kidsmatter1,blogspot.com

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts said...

Hi Kalleen! I made these, and I'm finally posting about it (and linking to your tutorial). It will be up tomorrow at Dollar Store Crafts: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/07/make-food-face-plates/

stephaniegiese said...

I made something similar and linked to you today as the inspiration piece. Thanks so much for the technique!!

http://binkiesandbriefcases.blogspot.com/2010/11/personalized-colorforms.html

florist said...

Wow....so cute and creative. Thanks 4 the nice info. So inspiration 4 us... :)

Rode S. de Magallón said...

such a great idea! I was right on my way to buy the face plate to the store when I saw this post... now, I gotta get all the stuff I need and make a different plate for everyone of us with the same amount of money! thanks a lot! God Bless You! greetings from Monterrey, México

Heather said...

Hello,
I love this idea! I was so excited to try it until I found this article. Pebeo paints aren't suited to come into contact with food. I had NO idea!! I was shocked & disappointed to learn such a thing. Had to cross off quite a few things on my to-do list.

But I am still wanting to do this project & hang them as display plates! Thank you for the inspiration.

Cheers,
Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

The Farm-Marm said...

Can you use a Corelle plate? Did anyone research the reasoning behind NOT using the Pebeo pens? Some girls I know used Sharpie markers and baked the plates, but not sure if they were going to use the plates for decoration or for eating.....

Megan said...

this is a great tutorial.
I am featuring it tomorrow on the At Play blog.
www.atplayonline.com
I hope you will stop by

If you have any other craft tutorials you would like included in our database you can visit www.CraftsAtPlay.com to submit them

Megan

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