As soon as I saw this idea, and I could break out of the late night PTA meeting, I did not pass go, I did not collect 200 dollars. I found three white plates at the Thrift Store (the dollar store also sells white plates, but they were cheaper at the thrift store, go figure!).
I also grabbed a porcelaine pen at Michael's (you can order these online, the link to these plates (above) provides that info). You can use these to write on dishes, bake it in and make it permanant. I can't lie, I'm now determined to go decorate all the dishes in my cabinet, and I'm not sayin' it won't happen. I printed off this blank face picture from Amazon.
There is apparently a transfer paper you can use, but I did my transfer old school. I used a pencil on the back to color along the major lines.
I then placed it where I wanted it along the plate, and went over the lines on the 'right side' with my pencil.This presses the pencil marking onto the plate in whatever pattern you draw.
I was surprised at how well this worked on the plate.
I traced over this with the porcelaine pen.
The site I snagged this precious idea from even personalized the plates with names. I can't decide who will be getting these, so....I dried, baked, and continue to be in love with this idea. I'm a testament to the fact that parents will always need to say, "Don't play with your food." Mine still would if she thought it would do any good. It won't.