A Coloring Table? This idea had never crossed my mind, but when I saw another mom on Instagram sharing her idea for how to do it, I knew I wanted to try it right away!
Setting up a Coloring Table is as easy at pie! All you need is Painter’s Paper (or brown craft paper) and markers!
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One afternoon, while my kids were in their rooms for afternoon rest time, I transformed our eating table into a coloring table!
I simply rolled out enough brown paper to cover the entire table (You can tape it down or let it hang it loosely over the edge of your table.),
tossed a few markers out on the table,
and we were ready to go with a fun activity to do before dinner!
For part of the afternoon, our super artistic Mommy’s Helper was here – Check out her Mrs. Potts! Isn’t it the cutest?
Crayons, Markers, Paint – anything would work for this! I even saw one mom turn her kids loose with all-things-stickers to use on their brown paper! I’m keeping that fun play idea in mind as a fantastic fine-motors skills activity. Psst…you could even turn your kids loose with cookie cutters and let them trace fun shapes all over the table – I’m thinking about trying that idea at the holidays! (I have a.l.o.t. of Christmas cookie cutters! Some would call it an obsession, actually. ha!)
Tips for Your Coloring Table
Need drawing markers? Crayola Super Tips can be found here. They weren’t great for this activity.
Looking for a few fun drawing read-alouds?
Check these out:
Need drawing ideas? Check out our FAVORITE YouTube channel – Art for Kids Hub can’t be beat!
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