Thanksgiving is a week away, and in schools all across the country, paper plates are being used to make turkey-related crafts. I think plastic plates would be a better choice. I know, paper is better for the environment, but plastic will keep in an attic trunk a lot better than a paper memento. Plus, if some huge plate catastrophe strikes your home, and your car breaks down and you can’t get to the store, you can always clean up a plastic plate and reuse it! I know, I’m reaching.
With plastic plates, you know that the turkey, stuffing, casseroles, cranberry sauce, etc won’t dump into your lap, and you really can hand wash plastic plates and use them again, preferably without a frame of dry spaghetti around the rim from your child’s craft at school.Also, they’re elegant and have style so they are more appropriate for a holiday dinner.
Plastic plates are also handy in a pinch for games and sports. A fairly heavy-duty plate can substitute for a frisbee, and if you use a dry-erase marker, you can use a plastic plate to play tic-tac-toe or hangman. They make great hats too, that you can staple ribbons and bows (or tape toilet paper to them) for baby showers and bridal showers. See? There are so many things you can use a plastic plate for!