This has got to be the coolest, easiest craft ever! Foil over dried, raised glue and wiped down with shoe polish. Easy enough for kids to do. Try printing out a wise saying, or their names in a fancy-smancy print. Low-cost art form.
Buy plates from Dollar Store Use a Sharpie and decorate...Bake at 350 for 30 min. Becomes permanent and safe - could do with quotes, monogram, or special days of the year. Christmas gifts for the neighbors? Favors for showers/luncheons?