After being bashed by my own daughter and then having it outed on my sister's blog I decided to get my children together for a little family Christmas crafting project. Truthfully, I found this project in a magazine long before Christmas, tore it out, saved it, and then brought it all the way to Dallas from Kazakhstan. So, I wasn't only motivated by the negative press. We made Christmas plates using stencils and spray paint. It certainly wasn't all happy, perfect family time; there was screaming and crying and mistakes and impatience but here is the result of our efforts.