While I was browsing through my latest issue of Real Simple I came upon another great idea for a children’s table…a crayon bouquet. There are just a few steps and the end result is a colorful crayon burst that would be centerpiece worthy on any children’s table. You can always set out a box of crayons but the truth is that the point of a children’s table is to capture the attention of the kiddo’s and intrigue them enough to keep them busy for an extended period of time.
This is a simple project that is visually appealing and something different that will excite the kids to explore the sphere, looking for their favorite colors. I would suggest using a plastic based table cloth covered by brown paper or butcher’s paper which will make the entire table an artist’s palette. The plastic, incase you have a very dramatic Picasso on your hands. Always protect the furniture…learned this lesson the hard way.
To make the crayon bouquet, slice a third off the stryofoam ball to create a flat bottom, then cover the ball with finger paint. When dry, insert crayons close together, starting at the top and using only bright colors.
You don’t have to limit the centerpiece fun to crayons. If you have an older crowd, colored pencils and markers could work as well.