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Fabulous easy-to-make placemats, using colourful A3 size card stock, 2 shades of poster/gouche paints ( not too runny), craft foam of any colour, foam punch tool, glue gun and a plastic bottle ( we used a coke bottle).
Prepare by picking the number of bottles required for the group of children and glue gun the foam flowers on to the caps -easy for a grown up!

Step one - Children can draw the branch with a pencil on the A3 sheet and paint it in black or brown / any colour of choice. Let dry.

Step two - Print as many flowers and personalize it with names or slogans.
Step three - Get the mats laminated when the artworks dry up.

We can try printing with different patterns. Using the whole bottle was more convenient, plus the printing practise. The printing practise was to print by holding the bottles upright, choosing colours and the paint consistency. It was a great idea to try out, before the children started printing on their mats!

Try out these cool mats and post them here!


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