28 Fun Halloween Crafts


Kooky Bones Plate

After a little practice, it's not difficult to trace the pattern onto the plate.

Spook guests with your wicked talent by painting party plates. Creating them is so quick and easy, it's scary!

What You'll Need

  • 10-inch clear glass plate
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Enamel glass paints: licorice-black, wicker white
  • Paint tip set: extension cap, super-fine tip
  • Disposable plate
  • Paintbrushes: #6 flat, medium spouncer sponge

Products: PLAID One Stroke Brush Set #4151, Tip Pen Set #2527, FolkArt enamels, Stencil Decor Spouncer stenciling sponge

Step 1: Download Kooky Bones Plate patterns, make two copies, and cut them out. Match sides, and tape patterns together. Snip 1/2-inch tabs all around pattern to fit pattern to plate. Position and tape pattern facedown on top of glass plate. Design will be painted on bottom of plate.

Step 2: Attach extension cap and super-fine tip to licorice-black enamel bottle. Practice making a few paint lines on disposable plate, then paint outlines of bones. Let dry. (Quickly and thoroughly rinse out cap, metal tip, and brushes after use.)

Step 3: Use #6 flat brush to paint bones white. Let dry. Keep all brushstrokes going in same direction. If desired, repeat for opaque coverage. Leaving a thin first coat will give the appearance of old bones once the black background is painted.

Step 4: Using spouncer sponge, pounce licorice-black over back of plate; cover completely. Repeat with a second coat if needed.

Make sure the black is evenly layered all over the plate.

Step 5: Follow manufacturers' instructions on enamel bottles for drying, baking, and curing enamel. Note: Hand wash plates.

Don't want to just throw candy at your guests and trick-or-treaters? Make boxes for your treats -- just follow the instructions on the next page.