Imagine it's the morning of Thanksgiving and you've been so busy preparing the meal that you forgot about a table for the little ones. It's gotta be something special — just as special as the "big people" table. The first thing you do is send your older kids out to supervise and help the little ones find nature's treatures: berries, acorns, and fallen leaves. And bonus: the house becomes quiet for a few moments...hee!
To set our table I began by creating a simple table runner out of a roll of kraft paper from my supplies. It serves as a place for the little ones to color.
I then used a full 12" x 12" sheet of patterned paper from the Close Knit collection for the place mat. In fact, our entire table setting will be created using this collection!
I used my circle cutter to cut a 6" circle from a different paper to place on top of the plate which will hold the place card and a few of the kids' nature finds.
The place card is a simple piece of 3" x 3.5" piece of pattern paper folded in half that is decorated with embellishments. So easy!
The center piece is going to consist of a jar of colored pencils resting inside an old camp cup, surrounded by acorns and leaves.
Little details like the wood veneers add such a fun touch; although they don't have to be glued down - you can use them again later!
Creating such a special place for the little ones will create lasting memories for all!