How about wonderful mats from the paper mosaic craft created by your child?
Plain or colored paper (for background)
Color paper or recycle paper for cuttings
glue and pencil
1. Cut the paper into strips about 1/2 inch wide, and then cut the strips so that you have lots of little squares.
2. Choose a background paper and draw your design.
3. Spray mount glue (the kind which allows you to reposition your pictures over and over again).
4. When your picture is finished you may want to protect it by laminating it - these make wonderful place mats!