Yesterday, Wundergirl and I took a little trip to browse through Michael’s Craft Store. I had a great coupon and my house was in desperate need of a Spring Cheer up! With Easter being so early this year I hadn’t put out any decorations and it was looking a little drab. We walked in to a craft demo that of course she wanted to try. She then asked if we could get the supplies to make them at home! I couldn’t resist, this DIY Stenciled Plates project is very simple and I have a weakness for all things Turquoise!
DIY Stenciled Plates
What you need:
- Plastic Chargers~ I chose Turquoise but they had several Spring colors available
- Gloss Enamel Paint~note: this is different from regular acrylic paint
- Sponge Tip Stencil Paint Brushes
- Stencils~We chose these butterflies with adhesive backing by Martha Stewart Crafts. The adhesive backing makes it very easy to keep the stencil in place.
- Apron or Old Tshirt~if you’re letting the kids do this you’ll want to cover their clothes since the paint will not wash out
What you do:
- Cut out the stencil and place it in desired location
- Using a small amount of pain, dab paint to cover the entire design
Wunderbaby was able to do this part as well and was very pleased with herself to see the designs
- Peel stencil off and set aside
- Use a wet paper towel to clean off any paint that may have gone over the edges. This paint will wipe right off with water as long as it isn’t dry.
- Complete you design and set aside to dry for 15-20 minutes.
**Wundergirl (6) was able to do most of this project all on her own. I gave basic instructions and away she went. Wunderbaby (2), of course, needed much more assistance but was able to get involved with the painting.
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