Community Service Placemats

Community Service Placemats craft

Put a smile on someone’s face with your art work. Decorate placemats for soup kitchens and similar programs as a community service.

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    With your family, think of ways to bring joy to people in your community. Placemats are one way to share your creativity and thoughts with others. Ask an adult to contact the organization you choose about decorating paper placemats for their meal service trays. You could use plain white placemats or legal-size copy paper.

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    Choose your theme. This project works any time of year---Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Cinco de Mayo, Martin Luther King Day of Service---and is nearly always welcomed.

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    Let your imagination soar. Use Crayola Twistables®, Erasable Colored Pencils, and Multicultural Markers to draw landscapes, yourself, messages, poems, flowers, or designs. Make as many different or similar placemats as you want. Recipients sometimes hang these pictures in their rooms!

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    Ask an adult to arrange delivery. Maybe you could help put them on trays or deliver meals.