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Giveaway – Your Child’s Art Made into Gifts by FunMats!

| September 22, 2011 | 53 Comments

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It really is Giveaway season at the moment… am so pleased to be able to share yet another great giveaway by FunMats. I really like it, as it is CRAFTY too… basically, Fun Mats helps you convert your child’s artwork into a fabulous range of gifts. This is also a great way for PTA fundraising – be it directly through the parents or at school fairs (more info bel0w).

Children will be absolutely chuffed to bits to see their artwork converted like this and it really encourages creativity and self confidence! I particularly like the set of coasters below. Wouldn’t they make a great Christmas present (*please note: one set of coasters only has one artwork, but buy several sets and mix and match with friends and family)?

The winner will be able to create their own design – which would then be turned into the product of their choice from the FunMats range (which includes a mouse mat, shopping bag, glass kitchen board, children’s T shirt etc).

FunMats is also a great solution for school PTA’s to raise funds for the school!

Some Information from FunMats themselves:


Why not help your school fundraising by suggesting a fun, risk-free art project that will create wonderful Christmas gifts at the same time?

Most schools have a PTA or group of parents that helps raise money for trips and equipment, but coming up with new fundraising ideas that will be popular with parents can be difficult.

FunMats is a fundraising art project, created by a UK company, in which each child draws a picture that is used to produce a choice of gifts, from coasters to shopping bags and glass kitchen boards.  It’s popular with parents because it creates lasting pieces of their child’s artwork and fantastic Christmas gifts at the same time as raising money for schools.

The project also goes down well with teachers, because it’s suitable for all ages and can be built into many areas of the National Curriculum.

FunMats fundraising is also risk free; the company guarantees that no school can lose money.  There is no minimum order or obligation to buy, every sale makes a profit for the school and money is collected from parents for the products they order before any payment is sent to the company – so there are never any unsold items left at the end.

All products are hand-made in the FunMats’ factory in Malvern, Worcestershire.  The company has been helping schools to raise funds for 15 years and has recently extended its product range to include new items including a handy picture message pad and framed prints.

For best results for your school, suggest that your PTA runs the FunMats project as a fund raising idea in September/October so that parents can order products as Christmas gifts.

Raising Money – how it works

For example a mousemat featuring the child’s artwork would cost parents £6.50 but cost the PTA only £5.25, so making £1.25 for the school.  The amount raised by the school overall will depend on the number of children and how much product parents want to buy.  Generally speaking, the project should generate a profit of at least £2.00 per participating child.

For more information go to

To Enter

1) Go and visit FunMats and check out their range of gifts. Come back here and tell us which product you would choose should you win!

You don’t have to, but we would love you to like FunMats and Red Ted Art on Facebook.

Winner will be chosen at random.

Open to the UK only. Prize needs to be redeemed by 31st Dec 2011.

Competition closes on 3rd October 2011.

By entering the competition you agree to go on FunMats mailing list.

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  1. I like the message pads, I will pass on the info to my son’s school PTA as well.


  2. Ashleigh says:

    i love the mugs – the coasters look great too!


  3. Carolina J. says:

    I love the t-shirts!

  4. Kirsty Fox says:

    I would choose the mugs because every time I have a cup of tea, I would see my childs work of art!


  5. Carolin says:

    I love to coasters, what a clever idea.


  6. karen says:

    i would definitely choose a glass kitchen board. both my girls (now 16 and 21) are keen cooks and I have some art work of theirs that i kept up in the attic for years! Would be lovely to bring them to life! What a fabulous idea!
    I love your blog – can’t keep up at times you are so prolific but your creativity astounds me! keep it up!
    karen x

  7. Samantha says:

    I love the idea of the mousemat.

  8. I’d choose a Shopping Bag, so I could have a little reminder wherever I went


  9. The kitchen boards are fabulous!: a permanent, un-water-damaged piece of art to treasure forever!!


  10. These are all fabulous ideas, but I as I permanently have a cup of coffee on the go, I’d probably plump for the coasters. Or maybe the message pad – aagh decisions! I’m on the PTA – this sounds like a great idea, I will mention it.

  11. Isil says:

    Oh how lovely are these! Difficult to choose actually, love the kitchen boards. Thanks for the

  12. Tracey says:

    Glass kitchen board would be a lovely addition to my new kitchen when I can afford it!

  13. Sarah Smith says:

    coffee mug – brilliant <3

  14. Andrea Barbour says:

    I love the glass kitchen boards

  15. Sarah Robinson says:

    All really fab ideas. Mugs are always great. But i like the mouse mat idea the best.

  16. Jenna Keller says:

    i like the mugs and glass kitchen boards x

  17. stuart choak says:

    the glass kitchen boards are fab!

  18. Stephanie Cummins says:

    i would choose a mousemat !!

  19. Solange says:

    I’d choose a shopping bag

  20. Caroline French says:

    The glass kitchen boards are a great idea! I love displaying my childrens art so this would be a great product! Also liking both facebook pages x

  21. renae says:

    It would be the glass kitchen board for me – what a fab idea.

  22. Harpal Kaur says:

    coasters are fab

  23. Make do mum says:

    The chopping board sounds great, would make a lovely present

  24. Angela Sandhu says:

    i like Glass Kitchen Boards

  25. Solange says:

    Kitchen board

  26. Nicola says:

    I love the glass kitchen cupboards

  27. Joanne Lyles says:

    I love the coasters… christmas present problems solved!

  28. Hannah Lewis says:

    I would probably go for the placemats. These things are great, would male fantastic Christmas presents for relatives

  29. Lorraine R says:

    The placemats look great

  30. Lisa says:

    the coasters are great


    I would love the canvas bag so everyone could see it!!!! Thanks xoxo

  32. ellen says:

    mugs are nice

  33. Andy D says:

    I like the Message pads!

  34. Ooooh fab Christmas and birthday gift ideas for nanna’s and grandads!

    I love the kitchen board- it’d be a lovely keepsake and useful at the same time!

    What a great competition- thanks!

  35. Clementina says:

    The kitchen boards are fab. Thanx.

  36. Michelle Bamber says:

    The kitchen Boards ~ useful and a great way to display their masterpiece

  37. KathV says:

    hello thanks for sharing this – the kitchen boards are great

    I’m also following on facebook and twitter


  38. Gill Branney says:

    The Glass Kitchen Boards,what a fabulous idea!

  39. Gill B says:

    Definately the glass kitchen boards, what a fabulous idea!

  40. I’d choose the glass kitchen board because I hate cooking so the sight of mychild’s drawing whilst I’m chopping onions would cheer me up!
    Great products!

  41. carol tettmar says:

    i love the mugs x

  42. Definately the glass kitchen boards – we are all avid bakers and how cute would they be to keep!!

  43. Alice Hindley says:

    I love the placemats

  44. I love the coasters but the glass kitchen board would be cool too!


  45. Kelly Hooper says:

    i like the mugs

  46. Luci says:

    The glass chopping boards are gorgeous!

  47. Katie Myers says:

    I love the fun mugs! :) x

  48. Joanne says:

    I love the mugs and the glass kitchen boards, because both would get used so much and I’d get to see my little girls work of art on a regular basis x

  49. andi says:

    I love the bag!

  50. sarah parker says:

    I wouldlove to see my childs art work on a placemat :)

  51. Rebecca Ball says:

    I love the mugs

  52. Joanne Lyles says:

    Message pad for me!

  53. Cheryll H says:

    What a fab idea! I love it! All the products looked like fun, but I think I would get most use out of the placemats/coasters. They’d be an amazing reminder every day of how creative our kids are :)

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