and Crafts Party
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Make a paint palette out of white cardstock. Cut small circles out of different colored cardstock and glue them onto the palette. Write your party details on the back. Or
Attach a note to a small paintbrush. Write the details on the note and tie to a paintbrush with a ribbon or string.
Use all different colors of balloons and streamers. Mix the colors of your partyware and tablecovers.
Use paint cans(clean) you get at Home Depot for table centerpieces. Tie a cluster of multicolored balloons to the cans.
Use colored plastic or tin pails to hold plastic utensils or napkins.
Use white paper table covers and set out small boxes of crayons on the tables for kids to decorate, draw, write on the table cover.
You can also set out markers, stampers,etc. for additonal tools for the children to use.
Decorate using inflatable crayons. You can find these at Oriental Trading Company.
Make a paint palette cake.
Trim the edges of the cake as shown and cover it with white frosting. Using a 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out a thumbhole in the palette and frost the insides.
Next, use the cutter to lightly mark the circles in the frosting, then fill with gel icing "paints."
To make the brush, wrap the fruit leather around the base of the licorice twist and fringe the ends. Or
Make cupcakes and frost them all different colors; red, blue, green, orange, yellow, etc. Decorate the cupcakes with crayon candles.
Serve hot dogs and let the kids paint on their condiments or ketchup and mustard.
M&M's or Skittles (multicolored candies).
Serve different colored drink in clear pitchers. Serve red Hawiian Puch, Blue Hawiian Punch, yellow lemonade, pink lemonade, orange drink, etc.
Goodie bags and Prizes:
Use colored pails or canvas bags. Fill with a small box of crayons, mini markers, mini watercolor sets, colored pencils, small sketch pads, chalks, small craft kits (Dollar Tree) or purchase large bags of supplies for specific crafts. In a ziplock bag include all the necessary supplies for the craft along with a copy of the instructions to make your own mini craft kits to include in the favor containers.
Games and Activities:
Set up different tables/centers for the different crafts or art activities you have planned for your party.
For crafts, save items you might use ahead of time such as egg cartons, plastic containers, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, empty plastic soda bottles, etc.
Sponge paint. Ask guests to bring a white t-shirt to sponge paint or provide them yourself as part of the favor. Have shaped sponges for kids to use to decorate their shirts.
Sand Art. Use small plastic containers and a variety of colored sands and allow the children to create their own designs in their containers.
Set out paper, marker, colors, watercolors, rubbing plates,etc. Let kids draw, color...be creative.
Have wood shape cut outs on hand for kids to paint and decorate. Attach a string or ribbon to the top to make an ornament or attatch a piece of sticky back magnetic tape to make a magnet.
Put out all your saved craft items. Add some wooden pop sticks, pipe cleaners, glue, tape, buttons, ribbon. Look up specific craft projects for kids to make using the supplies you have gathered.
Some crafts you can make are:
Make rainsticks. Let kids color and decorate paper towel rolls. Fill with small beads, dry rice, beans. Cut two circles out of construction paper slightly larger than the openings on the towel roll. Cover the openings with the circles.Glue around the edges and add a rubber band for extra support.
Make a windsock using an empty plastic soda bottle. Cut off the bottom of the bottle. Attach a sting or ribbon to the top tying around the neck of the bottle. Punch holes around the bottom edges of the bottle. Tie strips of multicolored ribbons by threading through the holes and tying a knot at the hole. Let kids wrap a piece of colored constuction paper around the body of the bottle and decorate as they wish.
Purchase foam door hangers and additional foam shapes for kids to decorate their door hangers.
small wooden or cardboard boxes from your craft store or craft department for
decorate by gluing on beads, sequins, buttons, etc. to make their own treasure boxes.