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Make meal times fun by getting the kids to make their own placemats.


Material

  • 2 pieces of decorated paper
  • 2 laminator sheet pockets
  • 1 laminator

Method

  1. Have your child decorate the paper as they like.
  2. Seal in a laminator pocket and laminate.

Notes

You can double the fun by making a second placemat picture and laminating them back to back to create a front and a back picture.



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    • 12 Oct 2016
      1:16 pm

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  • You can also cut them out into squiggles and make a jigsaw

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  • Nice as a gift to grandparents too :)

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  • I used to make heaps of these with the kids to preserve their beautiful drawings and paintings.

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  • Something Grandma could do with her grandchildren during the school holidays or sleepovers and give to their Mums for Mothers Day, Birthday or Christmas.

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  • I’ve got myself a set of these, courtesy of my grandson and my lovely daughter in law. I use them daily and even have a few spare, ready to use when my current ones wear out

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  • Get them to draw some Xmas scenes and then voila! Xmas decor

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  • Aww these are so cute. My little one will love it

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  • This will be so much fun to do the kiddo. Love it totally.

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  • Place mats are so useful for spills and messy eating. Great idea and very creative.

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  • I used to do this with my kids artwork. Sometimes I gave them as gifts to grandparents as well as aunts and uncles

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  • So many fun options for dinner

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  • Love this! I need to get a laminator. My toddler will be so happy.

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  • You could also laminate times tables or the alphabet for educational ones.

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  • That is a quick and easy way to make place mats


    • Colouring in your name and laminating it would be an awesome place mat, you wouldn’t get mixed up with who’s is who’s.



      • What a great way to get children to practice writing their name!

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  • These would make lovely presents for special people (Grandparents, teachers etc.) for Christmas.

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  • Simple and fun to make. Kids will love to have their own special placemat. Thank you.

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  • What a brilliant idea.

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  • I’ve made DIY placemats that we bring out Christmas Day. They always get a laugh. Each has the family member’s name and a funny/old photo. They’re about 10 years old now, so everyone’s screaming for an update. Personally, I love them!!

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  • made some for the grand mothers for mothers day-they loved them (although they were hung up!)

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  • Love it! What a wonderful idea.

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