Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kids DIY Table

Kids and Weddings.

One thing that can cause wedding conflicts faster than anything else is the children question. To invite, or not to invite? This discussion usually brings out strong opinions, and unfortunately the results may not please all.

Personally, I believe either option is acceptable. If you are having the type of wedding where cocktails will be flowing freely and are usually followed by drunken dancing or rather flailing (you know who you are) then that might not be the proper environment for small children.

On the other hand, if you can’t imagine having your special day without children around, then this DIY is for you.

Here is a little project to get you going on the tiny tyke’s table. This is inexpensive, a great takeaway for the kids, and your table will look fabulous to boot. Also it can be done ahead of time so that you don’t feel the last minute crunch. If you know a lot of families, they always have tons of used broken crayons lying around just waiting to be tossed. Why not turn them into these unique, recycled crayon creations.

You will need silicone letter and number trays (each letter is 2” in size and still usable as a crayon)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Peel all remaining labels from crayons and break into pieces

Place pieces of the same color in each letter or number

Place trays into oven and check after 10 minutes (when the crayons have become liquid they are done)

Remove tray from oven and let cool for 3-4 hours.

(Tip: This works better with a name brand crayon. Cheap crayons don’t seem to set up as well)


Costume Diva said...

This is so cool! Im making coloring books for all the kids and these will make a great companion!

Mel said...

GENIUS! I would love Love LOVE to spell out each of the kid's names this way. How neat!

purplg8r said...

Thats awesome! I'm not a bride-to-be yet, but I am a kindergarten teacher and LOVE this idea! Where do you find the silicone letter trays?

natalie said...

That is an adorable idea!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great idea for a kids table!