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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easter Placemat Craft for Kids

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Spring is a great time of the year but I think the best part is the Easter holiday.  It gives us time to come together as a family, get dressed up, have some fun coloring eggs, and enjoy a nice lunch together.  Easter has always been my favorite holiday, I really enjoy heading to church with my family and feeling that new burst of energy of the new season.  I hope that the Colorado weather decides to be sunny on Easter this year.  Fingers crossed!  

We have a few traditions in my family and one of those is having a family lunch and hunting for Easter eggs.  We are just a few weeks away from the big day so I started thinking about what should be on the menu.  Over the years I have done some of the dessert prep but this year I am going about it a bit differently.  


Instead of worrying about the meal prep and dessert prep I will be heading to Walmart to pick up our favorite Marie Callender’s® Cream Pies.  My favorite is the Banana Cream Pie, it is the perfect spring dessert in my opinion.  Now, for the chocolate lovers in my family we always have a Marie Callender’s® Chocolate Satin Pie on hand too.  Yum!  

Marie Callender’s® Cream Pies are the perfect Easter dessert.  They are always affordable and super delicious. Marie Callender's knows how to keep with traditions by making sure the traditional flavors of cream pies are available.  Now, on a busy holiday it can be hard to get every thing on the table for the meal but thankfully these pies are so convenient when it comes to preparation.  

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Now that my kids are older these holidays are becoming a lot more fun.  They are always wanting to be in the kitchen to help with the food prep but there are certain meal that we really do not need their help.  Easter would be one of those meals.  This year I decided to come up with a craft that the kids could do while the adults focused on getting the meal on the table.  

This super easy Easter Placemat craft is the perfect distraction for kids of all ages.  The best part?  Once the placemats are created, the kids can use them for the Easter meal!  

Easter Placemat Craft for Kids 


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Materials Needed:
Contact Paper 
Ribbon 
Scissors
Glitter
Easter themed cut outs 
Easter stickers 

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Directions:

1.  Cut contact paper into rectangle.  Size is up to you!  

2.  Once cut, duplicate the same size rectangle on a second sheet of contact paper. 

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3.  Remove paper from one sheet of contact paper and place on table sticky side up. 

4.  Create a border around the rectangle contact paper with ribbon.  Make sure you leave about 1/2 inch on the outside of the ribbon.  Press ribbon onto sticky contact paper. 

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5.  Let the kids place stickers, glitter and Easter themed cut outs onto the sticky side of the contact paper.  

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6.  To complete the placemat, remove paper from the second sheet of contact paper and carefully place the sticky side on top of the newly decorated placemat. 

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7.  Squish out all air bubbles and press the two sheets of contact paper together carefully. 
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8.  Trim edges to make the placemat look finished!

9.  Now the placemats are ready to use!  

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Jude and Teagan's finished products!  So cute!  This was a great project for both of them.  I am thinking we might make this an every holiday craft.  It has been fun having our Easter placemats on the kitchen table.  

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These placemats are great for kids because you can let them eat dinner on them and you can clean them with out ruining their art!  Love that!  

I know that on Easter Sunday when we get the contact paper out for the kids to make their special Easter placemat they will be so excited again!  

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Now that the kids are occupied during Easter Sunday meal prep it is time to focus on the dessert. Thanks to Marie Callender’s® Cream Pies we are not having to spend a ton of energy or time on the sweet treat after Sunday dinner. No other frozen pies deliver homemade quality and taste like Marie Callender's.  Simply follow the directions on the box and dessert is served!  These pies are filled with wholesome and real ingredients that bring a homemade pie to your dessert table with out the hassle.


Marie Callender’s® Cream Pies are found in the frozen dessert section at Walmart. Make sure you add these yummy treats to your Easter shopping list. Select from Marie Callender’s® Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Satin Pie, Banana Cream Pie or Lemon Meringue Pie.   All of these are perfect for Easter!

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What flavor of Marie Callender’s® Cream Pie will you be serving for Easter?


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10 comments:

  1. The Place mats are such a cute and unique idea! AND they are reusable so you can keep them for future holiday get-together's!

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  2. The idea is wonderful to engage kids in a fun and intellectual activity. It will bring out the creativity of the children. I loved how easy this is to make and it also looks adorable.

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  3. These are great ideas for the kids to do. I love that it is reusable as well so the kids can admire their work for a long time

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  4. Now I really want pie! I haven't had one of those Marie Callendar's pies in ages. I'm not sure what flavor that I would get first if I had one. The placemats are very cute, too. I know the kiddos had fun creating them.

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    1. Me too. Think I will have to try the banana cream.

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  5. Aw what a fun idea to make the kids place mats for Easter! They are so cute and not too difficult to make. And the pie looks yummy!

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  6. That is an adorable Easter craft (so are your kids!). My kids love creating holiday crafts, this would be a great way to mark out place seating at Easter breakfast!

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  7. Oh, I love these. How very cute, and clever. I'm not crafty at all, so I never would have thought of doing something like this. How fun!

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  8. This is SUCH a great idea and so easy for anyone to help the kids execute! [client]

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  9. I love festive DIY projects. Yours was so cute with the kiddie! I think it was a great idea to have the pie as an extra treat.

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