DIY Children's Holiday Craft Table

 

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It's all in the details!  If you're hosting a holiday party that will include children this season, create an interactive area that will keep them occupied! Here's a few tips for putting together the perfect table that will also inspire wonderful photo-taking opportunities!

  1. Cover the table with butcher paper to provide kids with a blank canvas for their art. 
  2. Skip traditional place cards and doodle each child's name (and a fun drawing) at the top of their place setting.
  3. A mason jar of colored twig pencils, crayons or markers that each little hand can reach doubles as a fun centerpiece.
  4. Baskets of construction paper and cardboard cutouts allow children to get crafty between courses. We made a few simple acorn (non-lit) candles, hand-turkey bread and butter "plates" and fallen leaves as examples for our guests. By the end of the meal, there were ample new creations!
  5. Don't forget to photograph the candid moments (and scribble down the priceless anecdotes) that occur when a group of kids come together to chat, laugh and create.