Kids' dishware is made from plastic to be safe. While it will not break when dropped, I wanted to switch over to glass and pottery for everyday, giving our food something safer to sit in/on.
Mason jars are a great option! They are super sturdy, kids think they are more like the grown ups, and the quilted jelly jars are the perfect size and easy to hold. They do not easily break when dropped.
In fact, I've been using mason jars at children's parties for years. This works great with guests even as young as 2 with a little supervision.
Mason jars are all the rage now with companies selling all kinds if adapters for drinking hot coffee with a lid, making it more if a soppy cup for kids, etc. I prefer ours as is. Being an avid food preserver, this was a no-cost swap since I had plenty of jars already.
Give it a try at dinner. Or breakfast. Or at your next party. You'll be the cool Mom who lets the kids use glass!!!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.