Buy plates from Dollar Store, write things like, Night Before Christmas, wedding vows for a gift, happy birthday song, the possibilities are endless :) Please note, they used a Porcelain 150 Pen which is permanent and safe once baked for 30 mins in a conventional oven. Have children write to preserve their special handwriting at different ages and stages!
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Make your own place settings using thrift shop mismatched plates (or dollar store if you're one of those peeps that need new and matching) and Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Markers. Dry for 24 hours and then bake. Non-toxic and you can eat off of the plates!