This custom Santa plate craft is quick and easy! It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit or keep the kids occupied for an hour. For me, this is my last chance to convince the big guy to move my name to the Nice List. My Santa plate for cookies on Christmas Eve is my second chance at getting presents! Besides being quick and easy, this Christmas DIY is crazy inexpensive. Hunt for a cute plate at Michaels, Home Goods, or even GoodWill. Grab a sharpie, and you’re ready to go. Let’s get to Christmas crafting!
- Cookie Plate
- Sharpie Marker or Porcelain Marker
- Cookies, duh.
I love when a craft is so simple it can be done in just three steps. The first step for making your own Santa plate- write your message to him on the plate in Sharpie or Porcelain marker. Personally, I think my presents might be in danger this year, so I’m begging Santa Claus to reconsider which list he put me on. Never hurts to check a third time, right Santa?
This is a great craft for kids too. They can write a message to Santa Claus, and you’ll be able to pull it out the next year and see their adorable kiddo writing. Then each kid gets to choose cookies and put out their Santa plate on Christmas Eve! That’s a fun, easy tradition that won’t break the bank!
When you’re writing your message, don’t stress too much about perfect hand writing. Sharpie and Porcelain markers take time and heat to become permanent. You can get a wet paper towel and wipe off any mistakes you make and try again.
Now it’s time to get cooking! Bake your plates at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Then, take them out of the oven and let them cool. This is about the amount of time it takes you to sing The 12 Days of Christmas fifteen times. Your Santa plates are almost ready for cookies!
If you’re using a Porcelain marker, use the time and temperature it recommends. The above time and temperature is just for Sharpie markers!
Since only Santa Claus (and maybe the kiddos) will eat off these plates there isn’t really a problem with your message to Santa erasing. If you’d like to be extra sure, hand wash your Santa plate instead of putting it in the dish washer.
Put some cookies on that plate and put it somewhere Santa will see it! From what I’ve heard Santa Claus is particularly partial to sugar cookies and a cold glass of milk. I’m planning to add some carrots for the reindeer to help my case a little!
Share your Santa plate below! Extra sprinkles for clever pleas for making the Nice List and for adorable kid versions with child handwriting!