Quirky Momma Rachel Miller laid out a couple of yards of linen fabric and let the kids draw and paint all over the fabric. To really get things going, consider letting the kids use non-conventional tools for the project. Rachel let the kids use spoons for the paint instead of just paint brushes. Once dry, follow the manufacturer's directions for the type of paint you used for washing. Rachel washed her fabric on the hot setting with vinegar to set the paint. Cut into napkin-sized squares and you've got perfect table linens.
For more photos of Rachel's process, head over to her blog — Quirky Momma.