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So tell me, fellow parents, are there ever times when your kids just won’t cooperate with you? I’m not talking about full-out rebellion here. I just mean those times when you want your kids to do something with you – maybe a craft project, a walk around the neighborhood, etc. – and they just simply do not want to take the time. Please tell me I’m not the only one whose kids do that. Anyway . . .
Several weeks ago, I posted about an opportunity that I received to make some personalized plates. I received the kit in the mail and enough stuff to make 3 plates. I kept saying to my kids “Hey, we should work on those plates today.” And, in response, I got . . . NOTHING! I mean they just totally ignored me.
So, finally, in my frustration and desperation, I decided to make MY OWN plates! I mean, it totally looked like a blast and I wanted to do it myself in the first place. But, it seemed more like a project for the kids. Maybe it was fate.
I sat down and brainstormed what I wanted on the plates. My regular blog readers will not be surprised to discover that I decided on some Disney designs. I set to work coloring on the thin paper sheets that were provided to me. (I should have taken pictures.)
You know what’s funny? Once I was actually working on them, I had an audience! Ian was very interested. He claimed one of the plates as his own, despite the fact that he didn’t actually design or color it. I agreed that it seemed fair to me. I’m kinda crazy about coloring so it wasn’t a big sacrifice on my part!
I sent the sheets off in the mail. Then, I kinda forgot about the whole thing. The predicted wait time was several weeks.
Anyway, today I got a package in the mail, opened it, and voila! My Plates!
The kid all gathered around to see them. I was met with blank stares and “when did you make those?” Indeed! As if you didn’t know. They acted like they had no clue that this was even an option for them. Yes, I’m serious!
And I’m feeling kinda like the Little Red Hen. I’m pretty pleased with my creations and I don’t really want to share. I’m sure that I will. But, for now, these plates are mine – all mine!
I gotta say — this was a fabulous project! Fun. Easy to do. And very fulfilling!
These kits would make great projects for birthday parties, Sunday School classes, family reunions. Just about anything!
If you’d like to make your own personalized plates, head on over the the MakIt website. Enter code USFAMILY at check-out to receive 30% off your prepaid art plate kit!