Another family tradition that we do every year is paint a plate with hand or foot prints for Santa’s cookies on Christmas Eve. We go to a ceramic painting store, Color Me Mine in the Mill Creek Town Center. While there, I prep the plate by painting the background then the girls paint their hands red and press it down onto the plate. If you mess up, just wash it off then dry it and repaint. The paint is nontoxic so it is a great activity for all ages.
After their handprints are in the right place, then they add their white fingerprints as snowflakes. Lastly, I finish off the plate with the details on the handprints to make them look like birds and add the tree branch, names and date so I can remember what year we did this plate. It is a wonderful keepsake.
On Tuesdays and Sundays, Color Me Mine has great deals. Check out their website for special events. December 19th is the last day to make something to get it back for Christmas. Each project needs to go through the firing progress before it is ready to take home.
While I prep the plate, my husband helps the girls paint ornaments. The store has a lot of different ornament options. However, my youngest daughter wants to be just like her big sister so they both picked out snowflakes. At least they picked their favorite colors so the snowflakes are a little different.
Hope you get to try this activity sometime. Happy holidays.