Dad’s rockin’ red lobster plate – the perfect guide for how to make a lobster BBQ plate for dad this Father’s Day
To get started, you will need
- 1 ceramic plate. It doesn’t have to be unglazed, this is optional.
- Paint in your choice of colours. Again, you don’t need fancy ceramic or glass paint, any water based acrylic paint will work.
- 1 lobster template
- Fine paintbrush
- Jar of water to wash your brush
- Old newspaper to prevent spills (optional)
- Tracing paper
- Print stencil.
- Position stencil over plate and trace around the image, in pencil. Don’t worry, the pencil marks will come off later!
- Mix your paint. I have made a peach colour, by mixing red, white and yellow. Experiment until you get the right colour. Keep in mind that after baking the colour will fade and be a few shades lighter.
- Paint. Use darker paint first, then add a little more white to the mix and create highlights by painting lines and dabs of paint onto Little Red’s shell. If you make a mistake, simply wipe the paint off with a tissue, or rinse and start again.
- Bake this plate in the oven at about 160’c or 320’F and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool, before rubbing any pencil marks away with a wet cloth or baby wipe.
Ta-da! One very cool Little Red Lobster. You can now eat off this plate, but remember it is hand wash only!
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