Log in Sign up
PROFILE MENU

Society of Makers

Don't have an account? Sign up.

Society of Makers

Already have an account? Log in.

Select Guild Forgot Logo Society of Makers

Make Your Own Table Mats for Kids

14 views  •  10 Mar 2023
Things Kids Can Make
15 subscribers

Making Table Mats for Kids Is Actually Super Fun

Why make your own table mats? Well first you can design them exactly the way you want them. Second, these encourage kids to enjoy dinner time. But mostly, the make your own table mats project is crazy fun.

These table mats we are making, are covered in clear plastic that can be wiped clean. Once you put that clear plastic on your design, it transforms them into something fantastic and really fun.


So what do you need to make your own table mats?

  • Pencil
  • White paper
  • Large coloured card
  • Other coloured paper for designs
  • Glue stick
  • Felt tip pens
  • Clear self-adhesive film, so we can wipe them clean
  • Scissors
Make Your Own Table Mats for Kids

How To Make A Homemade Place Mat

Step One

Here we are going to start to make your own table mats. So we are making a fun dinner plate design, but obviously you could make any design you like.

Get a dinner plate and draw around it on to a piece of white paper. Cut out the circle. Now to make it look like a real dinner plate, find a smaller plate and put it down on your white paper circle in the middle.

Now draw around this smaller plate to make the rim of your paper dinner plate. 
Make Your Own Table Mats for Kids

Start Making The Base Of The Card Placemat

Step Two

Now we have our white piece of paper that looks like a dinner plate, we can stick it down. Get your large piece of card and make sure it is roughly the size of a place mat.

This large piece of card should be the size and shape you want your finished table mat to be.

Now glue down your plate on to the card background. Now find more coloured papers and cut out food shapes that look like your favourite foods.
Make Your Own Table Mats for Kids

Add Details To The Homemade Placemat 

Step Three

Continue cutting out shapes for food and don't forget when you make your own table mats you can add anything you like. So here we are going to add a knife and fork too.
Make Your Own Table Mats for Kids

Complete The Homemade Placemat For Children

Step Four

You can use shiny papers or wrapping papers or maybe even glue down some tin foil for shiny things. Finally, we can add more details with felt tip pens.

The last bit is the magic part. Once you have finished your design and the glue is dry we can apply the self-adhesive, clear film.

This film will let us see the design, but if we spill something on it, we will be able to just wipe it clean.

So applying the film, can be a bit tricky. Ask an adult for help. Cut the clear film to slightly bigger than our table mat. Then peel the backing paper away from one edge and fold it underneath. Don't peel the whole thing off. Start sticking down one edge of the clear film on one side of the design. Then as you stick it down, slowly push out any bubbles or wrinkles.

Then as you move across, slowly peel the paper away as you are slowly sticking the film down.

If you peel the whole backing paper off in one go, it can be tricky to line it up and stick it down without any bubbles.

Either, cut the edges to fit, or just fold them under and stick them down on the back.

Now you know how easy it is to make your own table mats, make sure you tell your friends to come over for dinner.
0 Comments
CANCEL
CLEAR
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260318151S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Fun Badge for Parties
Things Kids Can Make
19 views • 8 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261239591S521final-(121).jpg thumbnail
I Love to Make a Paper Octopus
Paper Octopus
23 views • 3 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260343401S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Silhouette Picture of a Friend
Kids Craft Club
33 views • 17 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261249431S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Creating a Heat Embossed Christmas Card Is Fun
Kids Christmas Projects
24 views • 19 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261251441S71000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Paper Bird Decorations and Gift Tags
Kids Christmas Projects
37 views • 9 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261251551S41000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Festive Card Winter Trees Snow Scene Decoration
Kids Christmas Projects
32 views • 12 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261251331S91000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Can You Make Easy Origami Stars
Kids Christmas Projects
28 views • 6 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260317061S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Let’s Make a Tissue Paper Fiesta Flags
Things Kids Can Make
23 views • 1 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260347441S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
An Easy Pop Up Christmas Card
Kids Craft Club
16 views • 15 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260318451S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Fun Fishing Game For Kids
Things Kids Can Make
33 views • 12 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261252451S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Your Own Festive Favour Cones
Kids Christmas Projects
32 views • 22 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261252081S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How to Make Folded Book Angels
Kids Christmas Projects
35 views • 14 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260319001S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Kids Make a Photo Album for Kids
Things Kids Can Make
20 views • 14 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261252231S0-severe-noise.jpg thumbnail
Paper Diamond Decorations Are Fun for Any Occasion
Kids Christmas Projects
32 views • 16 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261250231S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Marbled Wrapping Paper Will Amaze Your Friends
Kids Christmas Projects
44 views • 30 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260317411S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
You Will Love Making Paper Flowers
Things Kids Can Make
46 views • 3 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260317201S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Paper Heart Gift for Your Loved One
Things Kids Can Make
17 views • 2 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261253011S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How to Make Easy Paper Snowflakes for Kids
Kids Christmas Projects
36 views • 26 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261250081S1000a-standard.jpg thumbnail
Simple Gift Tags For Everyone and Every Occasion
Kids Christmas Projects
32 views • 26 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260316461S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Rolled Paper Beads for Kids to Make
Things Kids Can Make
18 views • 28 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261254051S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Smart Paper Christmas Wreath Tutorial
Kids Christmas Projects
44 views • 30 Nov 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261249551S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Paper Feather Gift Tags for Gifts
Kids Christmas Projects
27 views • 23 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261254151S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Easy Paper Party Hats Tutorial for Kids
Kids Christmas Projects
35 views • 4 Dec 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261252331S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Cute Card Advent Calendar Houses for Christmas
Kids Christmas Projects
46 views • 19 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/261251211S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making Mini Paper Bunting Is Super Fun
Kids Christmas Projects
28 views • 3 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260308481S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Book Covering With Handmade Paper for Fun
Kids Craft Ideas
16 views • 12 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250928291S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
It's Fun To Make Embossed Cards
Lottie Smith
32 views • 14 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250836091S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Simple Hand Tinted Picture Frame
Alison Jones
27 views • 23 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250924201S01000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Corrugated Cardboard Tray
Sally Andrews
16 views • 4 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250847501S71000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Cute Paper Cut Love Tokens
Elizabeth Richards
13 views • 21 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260103471S21004-standard.jpg thumbnail
The Magical Process of Crafting Felt Silver Snowflakes
Ms Felt
34 views • 10 Dec 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260306371S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Fun Tie-Dye T-Shirt Tutorial for Kids
Kids Craft Ideas
34 views • 4 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260340091S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Fleece Blanket With a Boat Motif
Kids Craft Club
22 views • 26 Jul 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260355291S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Geranium and Orange Massage Bars
Natural Skin Care
34 views • 11 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250839471S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Papier Mache Greek Vase Design
Alison Jones
22 views • 8 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250849541S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Pretty Ornate Cupid Valentines Card
Elizabeth Richards
28 views • 22 May 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260347181S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Pressed Flower Butterfly Picture
Kids Craft Club
42 views • 11 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260104111S31006-standard.jpg thumbnail
Instructions for Crafting a Felt Butterfly Lampshade
Ms Felt
32 views • 18 Dec 2023