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How to Make A Tea Time Tablecloth (Mom and Kids Craft)

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DIY Kids Tea Time Tablecloth--socialMothers of only boys, please indulge me for a moment. This DIY Kids post is unashamedly girly (and I’m not sure how to make it more masculine… uh… a tablecloth with trucks? Lego guys…? How about ninjas? Yeah, not really.)

Well, if you have a girly-girl like I do, this is a super simple (and incredibly cheap–we’re talking a dollar!) project with a dual purpose: arts/crafts time now, and tea time/mommy-daughter bonding time later.

Not bad for a buck.

Supplies Needed:

Cheap plastic tablecloth (I got mine at the Dollar Store).

Sharpie or other felt-tipped black pen

Acrylic paints (assorted colors)

Craft paintbrush

Plastic cup filled with water

Half a paper plate (to serve as a palette for the paint colors)



1) Unfold the tablecloth and drape it over a table (preferably the one you will be having tea on later)

2) Using the sharpie, begin drawing designs on the tablecloth. You could draw tea cups and saucers, flowers, squiggly lines or even write words or phrases… whatever you’d like to make. Work with your child to come up with a design.

3) Fill in your designs with paint (my daughter liked this part best since she preferred to let me do the drawing). While you’re painting and coloring away, don’t forget the girly chat (or just any chat… if your daughter is like mine, she’ll be happy to talk about anything as long as we’re working together on a “fancy” art project).

Here’s how ours turned out. Our drawings probably won’t make the Louvre, but I’m still fairly happy with it. We’ve used it twice now for “tea time”  and it’s served its purpose in making our times extra special. Which, bottom line, means it’s a success in my book.

This is the design in the center of the tablecloth:

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I wrote some of the “Fruits of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23) in the center too.

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And, of course, what’s a “tea time tablecloth” without a proper tea serving set (and cookies… my daughter insisted I added the chocolate chip cookies!) LOL

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Here’s my attempt at trying to get a picture of the entire cloth. By the way, taking a picture of a tablecloth is not the easiest thing in the world. I’m serious! You give it a try! 🙂


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Happy crafting (and tea time)! I would love to hear how yours turns out!


About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both and; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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