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Dec 16 2016
1 year ago
6:05 PM MDT

DIY Cookies for Santa Plate (Christmas Kids Craft)

Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:05 PM MDT
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Christmas Plates

Are your kids excited for Christmas eve?🎅

Here’s a fun and inexpensive craft idea to do with the kiddos that can turn into a sweet tradition of setting out a special cookie plate for Santa! Simply decoupage the bottom of a clear glass plate to create the cutest Christmas keepsake you can use for years to come.

This craft idea came from my son’s 2nd grade teacher a few years ago and we enjoy setting it out each year! Teachers always have the best craft ideas.

You likely have the supplies on hand already to make one and small clear glass plates can easily be picked up for around a dollar at Walmart or dollar stores.


DIY Cookies for Santa Plate

Supplies Needed:

Mod Podge
8 inch Clear Glass plate (99¢ from Walmart or Dollar Store)
Red and Green Tissue Paper, cut in squares
White paper with drawing of Santa
Foam Brush


  • Cut a circle of white paper the same size as the bottom of clear plate. (I traced a large cup)
  • Have your child draw Santa and write the words “Cookies for Santa”.
  • Optional Step: Write age of child and glue a school photo to back of drawing.
  • Use foam brush to apply Mod Podge to flat portion of back of plate. Place the drawing on middle of plate and flatten. Make sure it’s facing down so you’ll be able to see drawing from top of plate.
  • Add more Mod Podge around edges of plate. Place tissue paper squares down alternating the colors. Keep tissue paper on back of plate only. If you go over, it’s easy to gently tear or cut off.
  • Add two layers of Mod Podge over the bottom of the entire plate letting each layer dry in between.

I’m in love with the one my daughter made yesterday! So cute and easy!

I was thinking this may be a fun way to re-use pretty Christmas images on holiday cards if you wanted to use that instead of a drawing. Also obviously this would be hand wash only so it can stay nice throughout the years.


We are all ready for Santa now!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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