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PLACEMATS FEATURING YOUR ART from scrap linoleum:

Step 3: PAINTING WITH A PLAN:

This project is great for children.  There is just one thing, you really want to cover the entire sureface of the linoleum with paint.  If you don't, the polyeurthane will just turn the backing to a dark gray color.  For my children, I put some puddles of paint directly on the Linoleum and had them swirl it around.  I went back and touched up the edges where necessary.

I also gave them a plan.  I wanted the placemats to somewhat match, so I told them to use their cat, Sparkles, as the inspiration. 

We made six placemats - all based on a true story
     Sparkles tries to eat Caitlin's Fish
     The day Sparkles sent the little red birds to Heaven
     Sparkles vs. the hornet's nest.  (That day cost me $300 at the vet)
     Sparkles brings a mouse to dinner
     Cats hate baths
     What do you think cats dream about?
     

We certainly have a lot of adventures to choose from :)
   

 
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