Make this super easy DIY Seder plate for Passover using cheap and easy materials. I’ve already shared with you an easy play seder plate for the kids. Here’s one for the big people!!
I’ll confess – it was hard to photograph this DIY seder plate nicely, as the glass seemed to catch the light from all the wrong directions, but trust me – it’s beautiful! And it’s so easy – you likely have the craft materials handy.
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I used regular puffy paint (3D fabric paint) to outline the simple shapes that symbolize the foods involved (clockwise from top: egg, shank bone, haroset, romaine lettuce, vegetable/parsley, and horseradish in the center. You can see more details/what needs to be on it here.)
Nail polish is then pooled in the center to fill it in. It’s all done on the outside of the bowl, so that when you look through, you see your main outlined design, and the pooled nail polish fills it in.
I made these on inexpensive glass bowls. I arranged those on a round glass platter that I already had. If you want, you can dedicate a special plate to place it on, but it’s not a must (just make sure if you order it online that it’s big enough). The fact that it’s made of separate bowls and a platter keeps it super portable and easy to store.
I imagine that puffy paint and nail polish would not wash very well, however since it’s used two times a year, and not really used heavily for food, it’s a safe bet. You can simply wipe the inside with a paper towel when you’re done. A quick rinse also shouldn’t hurt it.
The finished look is simple, polished, and beautiful on your seder table!
What you need to make a DIY Seder plate:
- Black puffy paint
- Nail polish – I used ivory, tan, green, and red to get all my colors
- Small glass bowls
- Something to put it on…
How to make a DIY Seder Plate:
1. Outline the shapes in simple form using black puffy paint on the bottom (outside) of the bowl. Make sure to test it first on a scrap paper to get a smooth flow. You can use a craft stick or toothpick to clean up your design.
Create all six bowls (here’s a good reference for which images you can draw).
2. Allow it to dry completely. Pool your nail polish within the borders of the design. Just load your brush, and drop small puddles onto your bowl.
Do this for all your shapes.
3. Allow it to dry completely. Flip your bowls over and you have a clear outline filled in!
Arrange it as shown (or according to your tradition) on a platter or plate.
What do you do to celebrate Passover? If you do make this DIY seder plate, I’d love to hear your tips and variations!