Holiday Placemats- Toddler Activity
I am sitting here watching Home Alone the movie just before Christmas. It is a yearly tradition that my husband and I do. We love this movie. I also love making cute crafts with Stanley while the baby naps. It is a great time for him to practice using scissors, being creative and completing a task. We made Christmas placemats with a few items that I keep in our activity and crafts storage.
Gather these materials:
How to Make Your Holiday Themed Placemat
First, cut the contact paper to be the size of a placemat, about 12” x 18” or (really whatever size you would like to use). Cut two pieces.
Next, grab your holiday-themed tissue paper and have your child cut out various shapes. I really let Stanley take the lead on this one. I just let him cut out shapes or items form the tissue paper, enough to cover the place mat. After he cuts them out I get the contact paper ready.
Now that your child has the shapes to put on the placemat, peel the paper backing off and place it sticky side up on the table. Then, have your child stick the tissue paper on it. Make sure they have the good side facing upwards so it is uniform. Just let them go and make it their own! You can let the paper go over the edges if they like it that way. (You can always trim it off later.)
After they put the paper on it, you can have them add more things to their placemats like stickers on or glitter!
The final step, put the other side of contact paper on it and trim! Viola, a handmade holiday placemat.
These super cute placemats make the perfect holiday decoration. You could have your child make one for each member of your family to use for your holiday meal or New Year’s Eve Party!