We Need To Discuss The Shitty Plate Art All Aussies Made In Preschool
Christmas is the perfect time to look back on our childhoods and remember that we were all once dumb kids who thought we were low-key creative geniuses.
Every now again someone mentions a childhood relic that triggers a whole flood of untouched memories. Such a moment happened early this week, when Big Brother alum Michael Beveridge recalled a thing Aussies all collectively did in preschool: made shitty plate art.
Australian culture is drawing on a weird paper dinner plate in preschool and then someone making it hard plastic and then you took it home and it lived in your house for the next 9 years.
— Michael Beveridge (@mickyb273) December 18, 2018
As soon as I read this tweet, my immediate reaction was ‘YES! YES! I totally did that!’ Many other Twitter users also remembered this odd Australian tradition involving drawing on plates and then baking them in the oven. The results seemingly last forever.
I still eat breakfast off of my daughters preschool plate every Sunday!
— Rawley Wilkes (@82_steve) December 18, 2018
I’m 39 and my sister is 41. Mum still has our plates…how did yours only last 9 years??
— Jen Norton (@jennynorton) December 18, 2018
While I have no clue where my plate ended up, Beveridge’s original tweet has been flooded with comments, with many people sharing pics of the plates they still own decades after they were first made.
parents still have the original stand and it’s been on display since 1985. pic.twitter.com/p0hbmsUY57
— Erin Boberin (@oceanunicorn) December 19, 2018
Some are pretty good.
— Suz D (@Miss_S_D) December 19, 2018
— Sarah Sinclair (@sar_sinclair) December 19, 2018
Mines still around, reckon I did this in 1991 pic.twitter.com/i7F5mQcqBZ
— Heidi (@heidi_schroder) December 19, 2018
Still have & ours from 1998. Use them everyday & put them in the microwave & dishwasher. I smile every time I see them & remember the kids drawing to make their plates at the kitchen table. pic.twitter.com/e3UY13SRWf
— KORKI (@CKorki) December 19, 2018
Others, not so much.
Mum dug out this masterpiece.
Mum = “it’s my favourite plate” pic.twitter.com/lNPiIEmf5R
— Sam Foote (@SamFoote5) December 19, 2018
I think it’s a lemon pic.twitter.com/4rPDTCM5Xa
— Chalkson (@HornyPpl0Rights) December 19, 2018
Still have my plate drawing from 1P92 (1992). Sadly my artistic skills have not improved. Sigh pic.twitter.com/6H7NKgKNZP
— Nina (Anna Ninja) 🏋 (@Najaj03) December 19, 2018
I've still got mine. (Please don't ask me to say what I drew! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/XZtqaA85s3
— Jess(ica) 💎🤖 (@_jaye_elle) December 19, 2018
we still use them pic.twitter.com/kJt3KAJYGk
— tinselily (@AmazingTowell) December 19, 2018
Tbh, if your plate looks like one of the above trash fires, it might be time to bin those bad bois.