Construction paper, pictures, scissors, glue, self-adhesive laminating sheets
With your child, cut out pictures from magazines of your child's favorite things - foods, toys, colors, etc. Give your child a glue stick and then help your child paste pictures onto a large sheet of construction paper, card stock, or poster board. Laminate your finished product and voila! - your very own customized placemat. A few other options: * Instead of using magazine pictures, use your favorite family photos from the past year. * Go with a theme: Use pictures of all foods, animals, letters, numbers, etc. * Make the placemat 2-sided: numbers on one side, letters on the other. You'll pay at least $5 for these kinds of placemats in most stores!