Kids Art: DIY placemats

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DIY placemats

The latest craze in our house is DIY placemats, using the children’s art to create unique place settings for our table. When the children have a friend coming to tea they like to make a special placemat just for the guest, to welcome them to the meal and for them to take home with them afterwards.

These DIY placemats are very easy to make so however young your children are they could give them a try. Here’s how we make them, with ideas to adapt them to suit your kids and the seasons.

How to make DIY placemats from your kids’ art

Make your placemat by using pens and pencils to draw a design on a piece of cardstock.  My kids like to make a personalized one for each person, decorated with drawings of the person themselves and some of their favorite things.

You could also make seasonal sets for Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving.  Or match them to what your kids are learning about and make an Egyptian set, some times tables or include Bible verses.

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