A formal table setting might be needs many details; a placemat, different plates and bowls for each meal, various forks and spoons, and glasses with many styles.
The setting might have too many details and be overwhelming, but if you know the step it’s an easy step to do. Here’s the
When it comes to the dining table’s completeness, you must be including a placemat in it. Besides table protection from heat damage, food, or water stains, it also uses for decoration functions. Especially, the placemat that is made from silk.
For the decorations function, there are many ways to set your placemat. They are divided into two, the formal and informal ways. The formal setting is usually set on a formal occasion too. The informal is the basic one, for daily setting.
For the formal setting, avoid double use of table covers and placemats. If you want to use a placemat, you better use it alone don’t get along with the table cover. It might be offending your clients because they think you did not trust them with your tablecloth.
You might choose the casual design for the placemats too. Choose a plain color or less design so it seems tidy and fresh. Another thing is, to match the placemats with the theme the of occasion or the room’s interior.
You can arrange activities for your kid based on daily life that they will need in the future. One of the activities is to arrange a DIY placemat for them. Involving your kids in the kitchen area is a very educational thing for your kids.
The kids like to involve in table activities. This DIY placemat will help them to promote their attention and social sense by practicing a kitchen activity in the house.
Creating their DIY placemat might promote their creativity, it is also one of the Montessori activities. Even though there are many kid placemats at the store, creating a DIY placemat can be a creative activity that you can do together with your kid for the holiday!
Before you start, the materials should be well prepared first. You will need a clear thick fabric, that you can easily find at the fabric shop. Then, prepare a printed-artworks or you can get them from their favorite book. The other materials are vinyl, scissors, glue sticks, and tape.
In the first step, you need to measure the fabric as big as your placemat. You might make a shorter placemat for kids, to make them easily put the eat utensils later.
Get your kid the vinyl that has the same size as the fabric, then tape them together. You may sew them but there will be a hole in the edge when you sew the fabric and the vinyl up. This step might need your help because the taping activity will be hard enough to be done by kids.
Have your child the artworks that you have prepared before. Let them choose what artwork they want to use in their placemat.
Add glue to the artwork before sticking them into the fabric. Also, you might customize the DIY placemat using a marker or hand artwork. The artwork might be food utensils shaped, so it will useful for your kids to set their placemat.
Daily activities can be very useful in learning your kid new things. As they grow up, they will naturally feel the need for something for themselves. Even if it is a common thing like food. They start to decide what’s on their plate and what they do not want.
If you have spare time, it’s your big opportunity to guide your kid in exploring the food sense. You can create some activities that can develop their autonomy in food. Here are some activities that you can do with your kid. Enjoy!
To begin, you can start with invite them to read children’s books about eating and food. Choose a book that is entertaining, easy to read, and has a lot of illustrations. It helps your picky eater-kid to find a new food experience.
The basic one, asks your kids to do DIY snacks. Give them an easy option for them, such as popcorn, chocolate sandwich, or bread with peanut butter. Snacking time is also useful for them to boost their autonomy in food.
Last, you can try healthy snacks for them. Another healthy snack is a plate of many forms of fruit. Serve it with various fruit, whether it’s dried, fresh fruit, fruit cereal, or another option fruit snack that they want. To make them more interested, you might add sugar or Nutella for dipping. Good luck!