Apr 11, 2010 8:10 AM
Give us a crayon and a paper table cloth while we're waiting for dinner to be served, and the kid in us would go wild. Doodling's fun and all, but our works aren't frame-worthy, and wasting paper hurts trees. Green families eat your hearts out, the Eco-friendly Chalk Mat ($12) reversible placemat/chalkboard by Jaq Jaq Bird is free of PVC, phthalates, and BPA, plus it's waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. With a chalk storage pocket built in and roll-up/tie secure feature, coloring books are a thing of the past.