We picked up an Imagination Placemat by Emily Green and it's quickly become a permanent fixture on our dining table. One side features Emily's vibrant artwork. The other side is blank - ready to take on washable markers and crayons.
In addition to protecting our table at mealtimes and doubling as an art pad, we use it for playdough time too.
You can check out Emily's designs here.
(pic via Baby Buzz)