Modern Twist: Bringing Art To The Table

Taking my kids out to eat requires a little bit of planning.  If I want to sit and enjoy my meal, they're going to need to be entertained.  That's why I'm always on the lookout for innovative products that I can whip out of my bag and bribe... I mean, busy... them with.  

Modern-twist Kidz Placemats definitely pass the test.  The box set features a mat with creative, playful designs and comes with a set of 6 dry erase, non toxic markers so kids can color, scribble, wash the mat off with water and start all over again.  I gave one to my daughter when out to lunch the other day and she couldn't have been happier to drop everything (including a mound of sugar packets) in order to nurture her inner artist.  Made from silky food-grade, hand silk-screened silicone, the mats fold up easily so they can be carried in your purse but they'll never crease or rip. Best of all, they're free of BPA, latex and chemicals.   ($18 individually or $27 as a Kidz Box: one placemat & set of 6 markers).

For super little ones, check out Modern-twist's beautifully designed Bucket Bib's, which are also made of FDA approved food grade silicone and free of BPA, lead, latex, phthalates and other harsh chemicals. They too are easy to roll up and take on the go PLUS they'll lessen your laundry load since they can be rinsed off in the sink and feature a deep pocket that will catch food before it lands in your baby's lap.  ($19.95)

Disclaimer: Thanks to Modern-twist for sending samples to facilitate this feature.  As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.