A Look Back...

Years ago at the Santa Monica History Museum, these girls participated in a children’s crafts workshop to make place-mats. You can make some with your family. Look for fall leaves in bright colors for this project. There are many along Montana Avenue as fall is here.

• Lay them out on a piece of white poster paper cut to the size of a placemat. (12”x18”)

• Get a piece of clear contact paper. Cut it about the size of the placemat. Lay it on top of the leaves carefully and press it with both hands from the center to the edge of the surface.

• You can have a bit of the contact paper over the edge and then trim off the excess contact paper.

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