G went to a birthday party today and he gave his friend one of my all-time favorite gifts for a kid...a Make-a-Plate!
Inside is a special piece of paper in the shape of a plate and some special markers. Your child draws on the paper and you send it to the Make a Plate people in a pre-paid envelope that it comes with. In a couple of weeks, they will send your child their finished plate!
My kids have each made their own, too. We still have the ones that Mark made when he was a little boy. We use them every day...they are just too cute! And considering the fact that Mark made them over 30 years ago, they are the gift that keeps on giving. I wash them in the dishwasher and they are still in awesome shape.
Awww...this one is so sweet:
Mark and his brother Ed, worked together on this one:
And...my favorite...nothing says, "Enjoy your dinner" like an Army tank engaged in warfare:
I am so grateful that Mark's mom hung on to these over the years. I fully intend to serve dinner to my grandchildren on these and the plates that my kids have made, too. If you are looking for a fun Christmas present for a child, i found the one for G's friend at Hobby Lobby for $5.95 ! They would make great gifts for grandparents, too!