Picture of Santa's Favorite Reindeer Plate

Santa's Favorite Reindeer Plate

Create a whimsical serving piece featuring one of Santa’s favorite team members. This friendly reindeer design awaits your creativity for a useful plate you’ll love to use year to year.

  1. Wipe plate with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2. Trace mouth and cheeks on tracing paper.
  3. Pencil over lines on reverse side and trace over to transfer. *If circle template is available, draw circles on cheeks.
  4. Brush three coats of Light Ginger on antlers. Let dry.
  5. Brush three coats of Bright Brown on reindeer and outer ears. Let dry.
  6. Brush three coats of Light Pink inside ears and cheeks. Let dry.
  7. Paint eyes, nose and mouth with Black.  Let dry.
  8. If desired, lightly sketch ¼” rim on outer plate. 
  9. Paint rim and back of plate with three coats Neon Red. Let dry.
  10. Stilt and fire to cone 06
  11. Brush one coat Pure Brilliance to non-painted (bisque) areas to front of plate.  Let dry.
  12. Brush a second coat over entire plate. Let dry.
  13. Stilt and fire to cone 06.
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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Foil or foam plate for paint palette
  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • 1¼” circle template*