A Kids Table They’ll Remember (Part 3)

In case you did not see Part 1 and Part 2, this series covers the Kids Table I created for my wedding reception. In the age of cell phones and iPads I was honestly astonished by how much use the Kids Table got! The kids and parents truly enjoyed it!

In Part 1 I reviewed how to make a mini chalkboard easel table sign and in Part 2 the lollipop center piece. Part 3 focuses on the coloring books!

Coloring Books

Supplies

  • Wedding Activity Book Printouts
  • Scissors
  • Bakers Twine or Ribbon
  • One-Hole Punch

Step 1

To start, choose a wedding activity book of your choice and print out. I estimated 10 kids would be in attendance at the wedding, so I printed out 12 books just in case.

I found these super amazing Personalized Wedding Activity Books by WeddingShopLoveGrows on Etsy. They have a number of cover design options that you can personalize with your names and wedding date. The downloadable PDF is delivered quickly and only cost $9.26. I even got cash back because I purchased on Etsy through the Ibotta app.

Alternatively, there are several places online that you can download free activity books without personalization. Lovely Indeed has a great one here. The Quiet Grove also has one with more activities (as opposed to just coloring pages).

Since I don’t have a printer at home, I printed two sided copies of the books at Staples on standard 8.5″x11″ paper.

Step 2

Once you have all of your printouts, the next step is to separate them into sets and fold them in half into booklets.

Step 3

Open the booklets and line up the one-hole punch so that the center of the punch is on the center fold. Pop one hole about half an inch from the top of the booklet and another about half an inch from the bottom.

Step 4

Next, loop the ribbon or bakers twine through the two holes so that both ends are on the outside of the booklet. Fold the booklet back in half and tie the ribbon or bakers twine into a bow on the outside binding of the book. Cut off any excess ribbon.

Step 5

Repeat until all booklets are complete. Lastly, find a fun way to display the crayons! I picked up two 24 packs of Crayola crayons at Michaels Craft store for $2 each. I also found these cute mini metal buckets there to put each box of crayons in.

Is there anything you would add to the kids table that was not covered in Parts 1, 2 or 3? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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