While I was making some cute trinket bowls, I also made round discs to use for toy plates. They are so simple to make and a lovely idea for kids who enjoy adding these sorts of feature to their imaginative play. I think the best crafts and activities add value to play that is already happening and this is a perfect example.
- White Air Dry Clay (I used Jovi brand-purchased from Spotlight)
- Flatten a small piece of clay using a roller or hands. Either cut using the top of a cap (or other circle shape) or approximate with your hands.
- Allow to dry for 12-24 hours on a piece of baking paper.
3. Decorate! My daughter decorated the plates herself.
That plates have that ceramic feel like regular plates which makes it special and fun to play with, plus you can customise the food how you like! Be a bit fancy and try a burger, bowls, cup and even a cake.
Black Forrest Cake anyone?
What about burgers and chips (and salad).
Or would you prefer a big breakfast?
This is such a simple way to add an extra element of fun to play. Great of the school holidays, and as a mum, you can just whip at the plates one evening in the kitchen, and then whenever there’s an opportune time in the upcoming days, simply produce these cute plates for the kids to decorate.