Inspired by MaryAnn Kohl's book "Cooking Art",
I decided to create one just for us.
Wouldn't that be fun to eat right on top of your 'artwork' at mealtime?
I was excited because everything I needed
I already had around the house!
Now, if I wanted a 'fancier' tablecloth,
I might use something besides a sheet, but I am okay with simplicity.
The children, my husband and I colored pictures using fabric crayons on white typing paper and I then ironed the paper designs onto the sheet.
Here, my oldest son stands by his creation, just prior to ironing.
(This is his 'soldier' face)
The baby had a good time, as well.
I traced her handprint and made it into a flower!
Two more examples:
I know, you all have wooden sword envy. ;-)
I wrote each person's name on
his or her 'placemat' in permanent marker.
It was sure a lot of fun seeing the kids' faces light up when
they saw their artwork at their place at the table!
I love how quick and easy this project is
and imagine how this will bring smiles
and prompt good memories every time we use it.