The kids received these Food Face plates from us for Christmas and have had lots of fun eating on them.
My 10 year old originally saw these in the catalog and included them in his "Dear Santa" letter. They are from Hearthsong and sell for $9.98 apiece. They are made from a very thick, seemingly durable (well, you know, unless dropped on the floor, of course) high-fire ceramic and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Aaaangry bell pepper strips and spiky carrot hair. Clearly this isn't enough food for my 10 year old. He likes to make a face, eat it, then make another face, etc.
And here is one my 5 year old designed.
The plates come in a sturdy box with several ideas for inspiration.
And here are a few of my plate creations:
organic baby corn, sunflower seeds, avocado, tomatoes, and baked sweet potato rounds
This plate belonged to my 10 year old, and his little sister also got the same. (My 5 year old won't eat tomatoes, avocado, or sweet potato, though.)
My 10 year old also has bell pepper chunks (and you can't see his squash I buried under the macaroni because I was running out of places to put it), and my 5 year old has an apple smile. At top, I tried mashing the squash into my 5 year old's macaroni so he couldn't tell...well, he could tell obviously and was not pleased. He ate it, though...something like dessert must have been on the line.
We love our Food Face plates! (I'm not being paid to say that.) And, hey, no judgment here if you get one of these plates even though you don't have kids! :)