A few week’s ago I shared with everyone my June box for the 12 Month’s of Martha Campaign. This month, Martha launched her newest book: Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share. To be honest this craft book isn’t just for kids. We found the placemat board games on page 132-133 of the book and we knew we needed to make a placemat for ourselves.We used an Ikea MÄRIT Place Mat that is just $1.49! So for less than $5 you can make this reversible placemat board games!
- Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share
- Disappearing-ink fabric pen or pencil
- Fabric Ikea MÄRIT Place Mat
- Vinyl Eraser
- Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric Paint
- Sponge Brush
- Utility Knife
- Organza Bag
Using a ruler and disappearing-ink pen (or pencil) draw guidelines for the checkers. We used the Ikea MÄRIT Place Mat. It’s 18″ long and 14″ wide. Divide both those numbers in half to find the middle point. I put Jon on this job since he is great with meticulous projects like this (and because he likes playing checkers).
Once your lines are drawn cut the vinyl eraser to the size you need. Ours was not perfectly square so we had to do double stamps. Dip the vinyl eraser into the fabric paint and stamp the design along the guideliens. Work in rows for the checkerboard, stamping every other square.
Once the checker board dried, flip over the placemat and draw guidelines for the tic tac toe board.
Use the side of the eraser and begin stamping. I also found it was helpful to use the edge of the ruler to ensure the stamp was straight.
Once its dry, roll up the placemat and tie it with ribbon. Gather rocks, gems, or even shells and place in an organza bag for storage.
When your on a car ride, at the beach, or just in the park having a picnic roll out your placemat and challenge your family members to a game of tic tac toe.
Or a heated game of checkers. What’s cool is that you can have your kids find “game pieces” to use on the mat.
Disclaimer: I received the products for free as part of the 12 Months of Martha Campaign. I was not compensated to publish this post. As always all opinions are my own. There are affiliate links in this post.