Friday, September 4, 2015

Back to School!

Some of my grands went back to school this week and some are going next week, after Labor Day! My college age grand isn't reporting to her dorm until later in the month. My home-schooled grands are returning to the books next week!   Regardless of the day, it is the time for school to open!

School uniforms with attitude!

My favorite Etsy team, Blogging Business Artisans, has challenged us to "create a fun back to school project. It could be something fun to do with the kids, something for them to give their teacher or just one last fun thing to do with them before they return to school."

I played around with some scrap fabrics, and came up with some patchwork, quilted mini placemats. Sometimes they are called snack mats.  They are great for back to school.  Even great for teachers to keep handy for a quick lunch at the desk, or use for a child's special treat reward!  (I bet you would never believe my oldest grand has just gotten a teaching job, although she will not need snack mats for high schoolers :)

Available in my shop
 And . . .When the kids get home from their day at school they are usually hungry!!  Snacks are in order!

They are perfect for a glass of milk and cookies - - or healthier - - apple slices.  Crumbs can be dusted off and then the mats easily re-used, or tossed in the washer and dryer (all cotton) if they are soiled.  No ironing needed!

What can you come up with for back-to-school?  Visit our BBA team website and see what others have created! 

Happy Back-to-School!


LanasArtStudio said...

Girls are too cute!!! Love this attitude... school is for cool!

SarahBeth said...

Cute kiddos -- the first day of school is always a time for posing for pics! The snack mats are cute!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love the snack mats!