1. Trace an unfinished wooden plate (from crafts store) on paper and
plan design. Draw hearts, stars, gingerbread men or whatever design you
like. Or use purchased stencils. Include a short message for Santa Claus
and child's name.
2. Paint designs directly on wood or paint plate first with 2 coats acrylic paint. Let dry.
3. Cut any stencils from cardboard or stencil paper. Apply color with paintbrushes,
sponges or Uni oil-based paint pens. Use pens or stencils for lettering.
4. When dry, apply a clear, waterbase finish.