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How to Repurpose a Dining Table into a Kids’ Activity Table

Turn an old kitchen table into an activity/homework station where kids can create, learn and play.

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A Space for Creativity

We cut the legs down on an old kitchen table making it the perfect height for kids. A hole was cut into the middle of the tabletop and fitted with a big metal bowl to hold art supplies and pencils. A fresh coat of paint was the final step. When deciding on a table to use for this project, keep in mind safety as well as spatial needs. Round tables are ideal for use by kids due to their lack of sharp edges. You don’t want a table that’s too wide, or the kids may end up sitting too far apart from one another. Round wooden tables 30” to 42” in diameter work best.



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