Graduation Keepsake Plate Activity

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Updated on Aug 16, 2012

Want a graduation memento that you can actually use instead of having it just sit on a shelf? Creating a signature graduation keepsake plate is an inexpensive and easy way to make a memento that requires little-to-no effort on your part. When it's completed, you'll be left with an item that you can use on a daily basis. All of your friends and family will be able to contribute! They'll create it while at your graduation party, which makes it even more special.

What you need:

  • White plate
  • Porcelain paint markers
  • Oven
  • Cardstock
  • Pen

What You Do:

  1. Fold a piece of cardstock in half, then write a note for family and friends, letting them know that they can sign a short message on the plate using one of the porcelain plate markers.
  2. Set up the plate on a table at the graduation party with the cardstock note and markers next to it. When you're choosing which markers to use, consider using your school's colors. It's a great addition to the look of the plate.
  3. Allow family and friends to sign the plate with alternating colors of marker so it's easier to read.
  4. After all the signatures are complete around the edge, write a graduation message in the center of the plate.
  5. Bake the plate in the oven according to the instructions on the package of markers.
  6. Using potholders, remove the plate from the oven. Careful, it's hot!

The graduation keepsake plate is a wonderful way for your loved ones to come together at your party and provide you with a beautiful and useful memento.

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