Kiddie parties should be eventful and full of fun activities. Nowadays, it feels like the only thing that kids do is playing online games. What a pity that these children lose out other fun activities. It's high time to get their creative juices pumping! Pack up those video games, shove them in the closet and host a party that is a sure hit. Try these kiddie arts and crafts with your children and have fun yourself.
1) Easy homemade party cupcakes
Simply buy regular or chocolate cupcakes. Obtain a selection of colorful icings and let the children decorate the cupcakes themselves. To make the cupcakes one of a kind, add more decorations like sugar flowers, gum drops, chocolate chips or fresh fruits. What's wonderful is that they get to eat or keep their cupcakes. Make sure to prepare a small working station where they can make a mess.
2) Environmentally friendly gardening
One good way to keep the children busy and to promote caring for the earth is to have a gardening event. Prepare small pots, soil, seedlings/ plants, paint and paint brushes. Pick gardening tools which are best for kids like hand shovels, latex gloves and watering cans. Provide a work area where the kids can paint the pots with their own designs. Let them to fill the pots with dirt and seeds, encouraging them to care for their plants so they will grow. These are great party favors that children will remember for months.
3) Customized fashion flip-flops
This next activity is to develop the fashion designer in the child. Simply supply the children with cheap flip-flops of different colors, shapes and sizes. From gift supply store, you can get some ribbons, glue gun and a assortment of trappings. Trimmings can range from floral accents, gemstones, beads and feathers. You can pick multiple embellishments or stick to certain ones that are in-line with your party theme (Example: for a summer theme, choose floral accents and shells). In a workstation, allow the children to select their flip-flops and embellishments. By using the glue gun, kids can create their flip-flops as they wish. This is a useful, practical and fun gift they can actually wear.
4) Jewelry design challenge
Young girls like to wear accessories. Buy various colored beads and elastic threads from a craft supply or toy store to make necklaces, bracelets or anklets. One great tip is to find "letter beads" which they can use to spell-out various words. This is a wonderful activity that kids will surely enjoy. They can make their own accessories or make some for their friends. Remember, kiddie parties are all about having fun. Provide your energetic guests with the tools they will need to make your party a wonderful arts and crafts event.
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