Friday, August 26, 2011

Craft it Up!! ~ Back-To-School Placemat

I saw this craft on Disney Family Fun and thought this would be perfect for my children. You would think with all of the experience they have with going to school I shouldn't have to tell them each morning what to do, what to pack,.......NOT!!!

That's why this back-to-school checklist placemat is just for me...and my children,too. =D Now, I shouldn't have to tell them for the thousandth time to do this and to make sure you do that. They can just simply refer to their almighty checklist. YES!! Thank you Disney Family Fun. YOU ROCK!!

So here's how it's done!!

Back-To-School Placemat

Decorative paper
Glue stick
18- by 12-inch sheet of poster board
Clear Con-Tact paper (or have it laminated at a copy shop)
Nontoxic dry-erase marker
Adhesive-backed Velcro dot


1.Cut three 6- by 12-inch rectangles from decorative paper. Use a glue stick to affix them side by side onto the poster board.

2.Write a "Do at Home" checklist on the left rectangle and a "Take to School" checklist on the right one (leave a few blank spaces at the bottom of each list for write-in reminders).

3.Have the place mat laminated at a copy shop or cover it with clear Con-Tact paper. Your child can use a nontoxic dry-erase marker to check off items or write additional reminders. Affix an adhesive-backed Velcro dot to keep the marker in a handy spot on the mat.

No comments: