As easy as contact paper, scissors and an image…you can quickly (and super cost efficiently) make your own place mats for the kids. I made this in minutes (really). Switch up your place mats as your child grows into a new phase (my toddler is big in to animals and vehicles right now so I made a two-sided place mat to occupy him during meals).
- Clear contact paper (available at art stores but cheaper at hardware stores)
- An image
Simply print out your images (inspiration: photos, collages, handprints, favourite characters, places, people, things…). Cut the contact paper to size of image (I used an 8.5 x 11 for this place mat). Peal the paper off of contact paper and stick it to one side of your image. Flip image over and stick 2nd piece of contact paper onto back. Using scissors trim edges.
FREE TEMPLATE: Click here for pdf of my Parent Club Template: Toddler Boy Place Mat
What do you do to occupy your kids during meals?…
Craft supply suggestions for your next DIY :
Art Mat Baby Jars Cereal box Clean applesauce containers Clean yogurt containers Contact Paper Crayons Duct tape Egg carton Glue Greeting Cards Magnets Markers Old magazines Old newspaper Paper Paper plates Pencil Crayons Pipe cleaners Q-tips Re-sealable plastic bags Ribbon Ruler Scissors Sparkles Squeeze bottles String Tape Tissue Paper Toilet paper rolls Wax Paper Wooden Spoon