Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving

Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving

I was provided product by Cricut to use in this post, but as always all opinions are 100% my own!

I’m all about having a “kid table” at Thanksgiving dinner {or any other large, family dinner situation}, but let’s be realistic.  What toddler is going to keep a super detailed {albeit well thought out and very creative} kid table in “order”?  Honestly, when I sat at the kid table it was a card table, in the next room, that was wobbly.  Right?

So, picture this.  You’ve got a handful of kids {any age range you could image}.  What’s the one thing, besides sticking an iPad in their faces, that will most likely keep them occupied while you’re preparing their plates…coloring.  I’m thankful this year that the fine art of a good pack of crayons and some drawing paper still manages to keep my toddler entertained for anywhere from 10-45 minutes.

So, I whipped out my Cricut Mini, some pretty fall toned papers, and my brand spankin’ new Cricut Tools Basic Set and made some simple leaf cutouts to decorate my “kid table” for this year.

Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving with Cricut Basic tools, kraft paper, and crayons via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #Thanksgiving #kidtable #Cricut

The Basic Tools set is absolutely amazing and comes with everything you see here:

Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving with Cricut Basic tools, kraft paper, and crayons via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #Thanksgiving #kidtable #Cricut

The scissors cut cleanly and have a removable blade cover.  The tweezers have a reverse grip feature, which enables you to lift and secure in one step!  The scraper {my favorite tool, by far} scrapes and cleans unwanted scraps from the cutting mat, which also contributes to a longer lasting mat {score}!  The spatula precisely lifts images from the cutting mat, preventing tearing and curling.  And the weeder is the perfect tool for removing tiny cuts.  Plus…the end caps snap on and off, so you can change colors as you’d like!  Pretty fun, huh?!

Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving with Cricut Basic tools, kraft paper, and crayons via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #Thanksgiving #kidtable #Cricut

The spatula worked like magic.  I cannot tell you how badly some of my previous projects used to curl as I’d try to remove them from my cutting mat.  The spatula literally helped the cut outs to pop right off.

Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving with Cricut Basic tools, kraft paper, and crayons via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #Thanksgiving #kidtable #Cricut

The tweezers were perfect for the leaves that had intricate details, and the scraper…oh my…that scraper.  I had a clean mat in seconds.  SECONDS people!

Soon I had a handful of pretty fall leaves to decorate my kid table for Thanksgiving.

Simple Kid Table for Thanksgiving with Cricut Basic tools, kraft paper, and crayons via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #Thanksgiving #kidtable #Cricut

I scattered the leaves and a handful of crayons on the burlap table runner and put strips of kraft paper in front of each setting as a place mat.  Now the kids can color while we fix their plates and maybe even include some of the pretty leaf cutouts in their masterpieces.

Do you have a kid table at Thanksgiving dinner?

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

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  1. Meredith I absolutely LOVE your kid table!

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