We’ve been starting to talk to our kids about “being green” – which Zane describes as “being a frog”, even though Mimi gets the concept a little better… One of the things we do around here is to always use cloth napkins. Cloth napkins can be really appealing to kids, if it’s made into something fun. Since I’m a sew-aholic, I buy whimsical fabrics and make my own for each kid – Z has flames and sock monkeys, while Mimi has flowers and Hello Kitty. I cut the napkins about 10-12 inches square and serge the edges. If you don’t have a serger, just fold over the edges for a simple hemmed edge. And if you don’t sew at all… try buying them some of these cute FABKINS.