The first day of school is just around the corner for us and it will bring lunch rooms, sticky cafeteria tables and mystery goop. My kids love bringing cloth napkins to school so they can rest their lunch box, utensils and juice container on it instead of being subjected to the germs on the cafeteria table. I even bring them along to restaurants to save those off the plate chicken nuggets and dropped fries. BUT, cloth napkins aren't really meant for that, stain easily (ketchup anyone?) and are often not big enough. That is where MATKINS comes in!
Matkins are reusable, stain resistant, portable and fun placemats that easily roll up to fit in your purse, diaper bag, backpack or lunch tote and will save your lunch from those icky sticky cafeteria tables!
Matkins are about 10 x 14" big and made with one 100% cotton side and one highly stain resistant side. They are machine washable and dryer safe, come with a little pocket that holds a mini napkin and can hold utensils, a note or treat. And when you are done with lunch or dinner you simply roll them up and take them with you.
They have lots of fun patterns and for a ketchup and BBQ sauce smear test head over to Lunchbox Dad. He put that stain resistant fabric to the test! And for $16 this is well worth it to me to prevent those sticky situations at school, work and while eating out!
The only thing I wish was different are the mini napkins. The napkins are made out of polyester fabric and we simply prefer cotton napkins for the feel.
Overall, we loved trying the Matkins placemats and enjoyed germ and stick free lunches like the one above. To see what we packed for lunch that day click HERE.
To get your own Matkin Placemat head to www.mymatkins.com.
UPDATE: Matkins offered to send one reader their Matkins of choice! Enter below:
US Residents Only. Winner will be notified via email and has 24 h to claim their prize.
Disclaimer: Matkins sent me samples to review. All opinions are my own.