Easy Chalkboard Placemats
Once you have the place mats, all you need is a small paint roller, like this one, and some chalkboard paint, I used this stuff. It took two coats and I let them dry overnight before use. Voila! We've been using them for about a month and they are holding up well despite all the food dribbles and washing.
These can be decorated in a thousand different ways. They are even educational - I've been labeling the different place setting locations and the kids love setting the table now!
Here are more great Chalkboard Projects that you will enjoy:
Chalkboard Rock Vase (via b3 Home Designs)
Chalkboard Wine Glass (via Just Short of Crazy)