I am such a proud Momma today, because for the first time ever, Lilou helps me with a how-to crafts video! Ladies and gents, here is my six-year-old love showing us how to make Sharpie plates:

It’s not perfect, but this is a spontaneous, unscripted video that Lilou did in one take. She amazes me.

The back story is that we’ve been making Sharpie plates for a while, and were preparing a stack for this video. Even Papa Pierre joined in the fun. The three of us spent the evening before the shoot drawing Pusheen and Spongebob on crockery, but I hadn’t thought  that Lilou would want to be in the actual video.

“I’m shy,” she told me a few weeks ago, when I asked if she wanted to do a DIY.

how_to_make_a_sharpie_plate_11

On the day we shot the how-to for these Sharpie plates, there I was seated, the camera focused on my hand, just about to begin speaking, when Lilou came up and asked if she could do it. I said, hey, why not!

I thought she did pretty well, what do you think?

how_to_make_a_sharpie_plate_2

Now for the practical stuff: We bought the little plates from a secondhand Japanese shop, at P100 for 6. Dark Sharpies work best. You can get them in National Bookstore. (Ditch the highlighters, they won’t stick. What worked best for us were black, purple, blue and salmon.) Cook 30 minutes in an oven heated to 250°C. It will end up sticking pretty well. We regularly use the four plates you see above.

how_to_make_a_sharpie_plate_4

You can wash the baked plates with water, soap and a sponge. They’ll come off with medium-intense scrubbing with a dish scrub though. Which may be good news if everybody in the family gets excited and draws on everything they can find in your cupboards. As mine did.

how_to_make_a_sharpie_plate_6

I guess the only downside to this activity is that it’s too fun, so you may end up eating off Pusheen in all her different moods and costumes. It’s a must-try.

I write articles about DIY crafts, so if you don’t want to miss anything, why don’t you subscribe to my mailing list by filling up this form. I’ll send you updates of the new stuff I publish.

Love,

screen-shot-2016-03-08-at-15-41-55

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s