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


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


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


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


  • So many fun options for dinner


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


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


  • 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.


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


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


  • What a brilliant idea.


  • 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!!


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


  • Love it! What a wonderful idea.


  • What a great idea…. now, how to choose that 1 great piece of art ????


  • Very nice ! If only I would have a laminator !


  • I have some laminated letters from my grandchildren and use them when they come over. Great fun, but getting cringe worthy soon methinks.


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