If you don’t have an art table or play room for the kiddos, it can be tough to protect your furniture from paint, markers, glue, etc. We used to use place mats or old towels, but this is what happens to them…and they don’t always come clean after washing.
Thats when I started using the plastic table cloths from the Dollar Store. I cut them in half and its the perfect size to cover one end of my table. Occasionally I can reuse them, but usually I can just scoop up the table cloth and clean up is THAT easy! We also use them outside when finger painting or painting rocks. This has worked so well over the years and I still keep a few on hand, just in case!