Well, I saw this on Heidi Swapp’s Blog the other day (she got the idea from a Rachel Ray magazine article) and thought it would be a good idea to put into action at our house. I went to a local restaurant supply store and bought a huge roll of white butcher paper to cover the table with. Also hit Target (looooove Target) and bought a bunch of new markers, crayons and pencils of various widths and types, along with a platter, placemat and some cute cups. And voila- the dining room table will now be a craft area for the summer.
As the paper gets covered by drawings (and dinner spills) I’ll just roll out a new covering and start over. Everyone seems to be enjoying it so far- there is a lot of nice artwork already (a ton of Webkinz drawings from the boys, scribbles from Timmy). Timmy is constantly covered in marker in assorted colors. We are getting a lot of use out of the stain stick! I am hoping this set up will prevent a lot of "I’m bored"s over the summer.