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Photo plates for edible art

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

You look good enough to eat!

Turn your dinner or party plates into funny faces, fun for entertaining the kiddos!

You look good enough to eat!

A simple photo sandwiched between white and clear plastic plates becomes a clever canvas for edible art. They're perfect for birthday parties and family reunions, but you can serve up a smile any night of the week with these on the table. Plus, all you have to do is wash the the top plate, and you can use them over and over.

Photo plates for edible art


  • White, paper or plastic plates (round or square)
  • Clear plastic plates (same size and shape as white)
  • Photos, printed on plain white paper



Print out photos

Take photos of your family or friends, size them at least 5 inches tall and print them out on plain white paper. (I made my images black and white, but I'm sure color photos would look great, too.)

You look good enough to eat!


Cut out each face shape

You look good enough to eat!


Assemble the plates

Secure face cutouts on white plates with rolled pieces of tape. Put the clear plastic plate on top.

You look good enough to eat!


Play with your food!

Get creative will all different kinds of food!

You look good enough to eat!

You look good enough to eat!

You look good enough to eat!

You look good enough to eat!

Quick tip

The square plates shown here can be found at any party supply store. They are the perfect size and shape because they allow extra room to create funny faces.

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