Finding suitable group activities can be a challenge! That’s why we’re here to help! Our collection of resources makes it easy for different abilities and personalities to collaborate on a host of fun table tasks. They allow your kiddos to express themselves creatively while socializing and developing good teamwork skills. Making superheroes, creating party hats, or decorating yummy cookies are just a few of the fantastic ideas that we have in store for you! So, gather your students around a table and get them ready to enjoy 22 terrific table crafts and activities!
1. T-Shirt Painting Table
Setting up a T-shirt painting table is a fun activity for any occasion. Solid white t-shirts become the perfect canvas for kids to show off their design skills with fabric paint or markers. Host a fun fashion show after the shirts are made.
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2. Sticky Table Garden
Collaboration and creativity bloom with this activity! Create a colorful garden with cupcake holders and colored popsicle sticks. Without mess or fuss, you’ll be able to keep your little ones occupied in an entertaining activity!
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3. Sticky Table Art
Not sure how to keep young children entertained? Try this tactile sticky table! Let imagination run wild as your kiddos play with ribbons, pom poms, colored pasta, googly eyes, cupcake liners, cereal, and pieces of yarn to make funny and creative designs.
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4. Fall Tree Light Table
You’ll need contact paper to draw a tree and some leaves that you can print and cut out. Make it a hands-on activity by having kids draw and cut out leaves or birds. The fun begins when kids decorate the tree on the light table.
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5. DIY Light Table
Light tables are amazing ways to keep kids entertained as they experiment with design and composition. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a light table, make one with an empty container and Christmas lights!
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6. Party Hat Craft
Try this craft table idea at your kid’s next birthday party. Print a hat template for kids to decorate with markers, glitter, and stickers. This is sure to get little guests in the party mood!
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7. Christmas Cookie Decorating Table
Get your kids and their friends for a fun time decorating cookies. Kids and parents can participate by dressing up the cookies with delicious embellishments over the Christmas period.
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8. Christmas Ornament Craft Table
If it’s too cold to go outside, stay warm and create a Christmas ornament craft table. Kids can keep busy making elves, paper roll snowmen, or pine cone trees. The ideas are endless!
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9. Nature Table Craft
This a wonderful outdoor table idea to get your kids to appreciate the beauty of nature. Have them collect leaves, sticks, and other items from nature. They can make flower wands, crowns, or artwork using their natural materials.
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10. Kaleidoscope Table Craft
Set up a kaleidoscope craft table anytime you need a cool, hands-on craft idea. Kids can make vibrant kaleidoscopes by adding beads inside a paper tube. They can then decorate the outside of the tube to make it more eye-catching.
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11. Easter Bunny Table Craft
Kids will have a hopping good time making bunnies with this table craft. Turn paper plates into brilliant bunnies with construction paper, cotton balls, buttons, and other supplies you have in your home.
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12. Friendship Bracelet Table Craft
This is a creative and fun table craft for preschoolers. Cut the plastic straws into various lengths and have your learners string them together to create fabulous friendship bracelets!
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13. Braided Friendship Bracelets Table Craft
Older kids will enjoy making braided friendship bracelets with lettered and colored beads. The bracelets are easy to make by stringing beads onto the colored string to create unique and personalized bracelets for their friends.
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14. Paper Plate Witch Hat Table Craft
Halloween doesn’t have to be a scary time. Kids can have wicked fun making and decorating these cute witch hats with paper plates. The paper plate is the base while construction paper is folded to make the pointy tip of the hat. Host a hat parade to show off everyone’s designs!
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15. Paper Kite Table Craft
Don’t let the wind spoil your day! Kids can work together to build a kite with a piece of large white paper. They can then attach two wooden sticks in a “t” formation on the back of the paper and fold it into the shape of a kite.
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16. Weaving Table Craft
Weaving is a fantastic way to get kids together to socialize while encouraging creative thinking. The best part? You don’t need pricey looms or materials to weave! Cardboard, string, and paper plates will do just fine.
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17. Paper Lantern Table Craft
Paper lanterns are both pretty to look at and pretty easy to make! Fold construction paper in half and cut along the fold to create strips. This gives the lanterns their unique shape. Kids can then adorn their lanterns with stickers and glitter or color with markers.
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18. Origami Table Craft
Origami may seem complicated but little ones can make wonderful shapes and animals with easy origami ideas. Set up a table with colored paper and have students follow along as you fold and turn pieces of paper into cats, tulips, or bunnies!
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19. Valentine’s Day Card Table Craft
Here’s a cute table craft idea for preschoolers! Making cards is super easy and all you’ll need is Elmer’s glue and construction paper! Cut out various-sized hearts for kids to glue to a folded piece of construction paper.
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20. Bird Feeder Table Craft
Invite your feathered friends for a snack in your yard! Have your little ones craft a bird feeder using paper cups, string, and wooden dowels. Lastly, they can thread a piece of string through two punched holes on either side of the cup and fill it with seed before hanging it in a tree.
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21. Thanksgiving Turkey Table Craft
Kids can help prepare for Thanksgiving dinner with this fun turkey table craft. Print the template in color or black and white and have kids decorate a turkey or two for their family’s table!
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22. Popsicle Stick Superhero Table Craft
Your kiddos will love making superheroes in this fun table craft idea. Take a popsicle stick and turn it into a superhero with markers, colored paper, and googly eyes.
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