Friday, November 6, 2009

Sitting At The Kids Table Never Looked So Good...


Long gone are the days when I had to worry about being relegated to the "kids table" for Thanksgiving dinner. But I must say, had it looked like this, I may have never wanted to graduate to the grown-up table...



Simple.

Cute.

Inexpensive,

yet special for the little one's that sit there.



Add any combination of these kid-friendly crafts into the mix to keep them busy and, I'd say, you have a recipe for success!


Let them make their very own Turkey's, feather's and all, out of a winter glove...



Let them make place holders for all of the dinner guests.

A rustic, yet elegant, craft that starts with a pinecone...




Let them be the center of attention with this handmade table topper...




Want to let them get really creative?

Let them spend some time layering on nuts, grains, spices, pebbles, leaves and twigs to make their very own wild turkey...



Let them make colorful Indian Corn using tissue paper and raffia...



And instead of pie for dessert, how about a little more turkey?

I think they'll all be game for this kind...



See?

It would be fun to sit at the kids table again, right?


Owen already has his eye on a few of these crafts, so we'll be saving them for the big day.

My personal favorites...the Turkey made out of the glove and the Pinecone Turkey Place Holder.

Adorable!



15 comments:

Mama Thompson said...

I get to have a kid's table at my Thanksgiving this year...for Lil D and my neice Kensington...I think I shall decorate their's as well..what great ideas..thanks for sharing!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

The outline of placemats with a marker is brillant! I am so impressed with people who think up these things!!
Janell

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What great ideas! I'll take a seat at the kids' table anyday!

Simply Mel said...

I'm totally going to make this table for Thanksgiving - Love it!

Natasha said...

They are all lovely ideas and could be adapted relatively easily for any occasion.Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes, Natasha.

Allyson said...

I saw the little Turkey Pinecone in Martha Stewart and we were going to make them this year! Great minds think alike!! HAHA

pk said...

I love the tablecloth with the placemats drawn on. Clever and fun! Thanks for the ideas.

pk @ Room Remix

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute ideas! :) I loved the kids' table growing up...we could be as bad as we wanted and the adults didn't care b/c they had their own table. ;)

{ L } said...

GREAT post! I've been thinking a lot of ideas for the kid's table this year. Thank you.

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

What fun ideas! I love the little turkey nut bag. We are not doing any holidays at my house this year, but I think that many of these projects would be great take with you crafts to occupy the kids.

Have a wonderful weekend.

XO*Tricia

Cassie said...

That table is SO CUTE! I love the paper that they can draw on. How perfect!

Queen B. said...

soooooooo cute.

Janean said...

these are fantastic ideas for our pint-sized dinner guests!

allthingsjuice said...

Love these ideas - I'm sharing this post with my mommy friends.

down pillow said...

Awww...everything's so cute!