Newsprint or construction paper, burlap, paintbrushes or sponges, tape, tempera paint, clear contact paper (optional -- used to make a placemat)
Place the newsprint on your table or other flat surface. Tape the piece of burlap on the newsprint. Have your child use paintbrushes or sponges to paint the burlap. When your child has finished painting, lift the burlap from the newsprint and allow it to dry. Display your child's new masterpiece by hanging it on the wall or by using clear contact paper to "laminate" the art and create a place mat.