As a kid we used our “Makit” plates for every meal. I don’t know if every mom gave her kids those special markers and that round piece of paper to create a fabulous drawing that would magically become a dinner plate, but our mom sure did. We made plates at least once a year (and my mom has the stack to prove it). We still use those plates every time we go home. My mom started making plates with my kids as soon as they could hold a marker. We later discovered that you could put photographs on those special plates. I photographed a few from our collection above. Now my family uses these same plates for every meal- I don’t even get out my ceramic dishes anymore. They hold up really well too. In fact the last photo shows a plate I made when I was 6 years old. Owen loved it and decided to make one *just* like it (note that he was only 4). My mom gave them both to me as a Christmas present last year. We still use the plate I made in 1976!? Anyway, I love finding ways to integrate my photos into our everyday life. The kids use both the photo and drawing plates every single day. I hope to have a great big stack for my grandkids to use someday too!
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