Creative “table art” for kids!

August 7th, 2009 | by Suki |

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Here’s a creative idea to try for your child’s next party. This activity will not only give them something to do, but it’s a lot of fun, too.

For tables you have designated as “kids’ tables,” cover them with a butcher paper instead of traditional tablecloths. You can tape down the edges with masking tape to secure it so it will stay in place. On top of each “tablecloth,” place an assortment or markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Children who arrive at the party early or who are waiting for the festivities to begin can color and decorate the tablecloths with their own drawings, sayings, and designs.

If you’re celebration is less formal, such as a casual family reunion, holiday get-together, or birthday party, consider covering all the tables with butcher paper. Adults like to draw too, and children enjoy it when they join in on the fun. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends can work with young children as they help “decorate” for the party. You can even have everyone sign their names to their work.

You can purchase butcher paper in craft stores, office supply stores, kitchen stores, and online. It comes in white, brown, and an array of other colors. Whatever color you begin with, however, you’ll find that your tablecloth will soon become a multi-colored creative work of art!

Guest post by Samantha Bell
Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/opethdamna/ / CC BY 2.0

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