Easter egg placemats
If you’re planning to have a festive Easter luncheon, get the kids involved in creating their own placemats. And if they’re really keen, they could make some for everyone! When the meal is done you can simply wipe the mats clean with a cloth to be reused another time.
What you need:
- Thin cardboard - manila file folders are ideal
- Assorted papers in harmonising colours - the pictured version is silver cello, brown paper, mint green and sky blue paper
- Glue (to make your own simply mix equal parts flour and water in a cup)
- A paintbrush
- Glitter (the finer the better)
- Clear contact paper
Step 2. Cut a rounded egg shape out of the cardboard. If using a file or folder, take advantage of the fold and just cut the one side to ensure a perfect-on-both-sides shape.
Step 3. Cut up your assorted paper into shapes - here we used squares and triangles. You could also do stripes and circles or use craft punches in various shapes.
Step 4. Have your kids arrange and paste the cut paper shapes onto the cardboard egg shape using the glue and paintbrush.
Step 5. Once they’re done with sticking, have them sprinkle a handful of glitter all over the egg.
Step 6. Cut a large sheet of clear contact paper in an egg shape that is larger than the carboard one. Stick the contact egg shape on top of the cardboard one.
Step 7. Smooth over to remove bumps and to make sure it is stick on properly.
Step 8. Cut about half a centimetre around the edge of the egg and you have yourself a handmade, glittery placemat!
This craft was created by Belinda Graham, who blogs at The Happy Home Blog.