? Dried Leaves, flowers and seeds that are flattened
? Clear contact paper
? large sheet of construction paper or poster board cut to approx. 12×18 inches
? white or stick glue
Have children place leaves, flowers and seeds on the paper of choice and glue into place with a very small amount of glue. Use only as much as is necessary to hold items in place. Help them to cut contact paper to the same size as the paper used and cover by placing over the top of design. These are very long lasting-especially if you coat the back of the place mat as well. Children may wish to also decorate the back in the same manner or perhaps draw a picture and incorporate the dried items into it. Let their imaginations take flight!