My adorable niece is the creative kind and always looking for a next project to work on. It’s amazing to see what she will do next! In honor of her birthday, I gathered some ideas for an arts & crafts party. Check it out!
Purchase thick-handled paint brushes (thrift store finds would work). Print out sticker labels with all the information, and stick them on the handles. Another option is to get paintbrushes with dark handles and use a gold or silver metallic pen to write brief party info on one line (example: Amberlys b-day 8/20 @ 2pm). It will be a memorable invitation!
SMOCKS FOR DAYS
You can alert guests to B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Smock) but even better would be to provide a bin of smocks for guests at the entrance to the party. You can go to the fabric store and get washable knit fabric in fun colors. Add a tie on to it by doubling an inch thick piece and sewing it together at the length. Make it into a craft time project for each guest to decorate their own smocks. Provide fabric paints, iron on designs, and appliques. Cute party souvenir!
As guests begin to arrive, you want to get them in creative mode right away. A hands-on project would break the normal tension of the beginning of a party and get everyone involved while you wait for guests to arrive.
Arrange a painting area where you can tape up large sheets of paper. Provide paint so kids can come up and make creations. It can be a finger paint project or you can provide paintbrushes as well.
Sidewalk chalk can be a bit pricey, so why not use flour for some sidewalk art? Provide flour in mini paperbags or ziplock baggies. You can also give stencils to fuel creativity.
Prepare these popsicle stick arm cuffs beforehand and have items for guests to decorate theirs with on hand! Check out the full tutorial here.
For the more active guests, arrange tape across an above corner and provide magazines and newspapers guests can get pages from, crumple, and throw up. This will combine into an abstract art like no other!
Check out how to make these cool paint brush treats here!
Find out how to arrange these fun snacks here!
Hope you have an awesome party! Let me know how it turns out 😊