Last spring, I was looking for a craft to do with my then 3-year old Robin. We decided to make large painted butterflies and I thought it would be fun to hang them off the ceiling in her bedroom. While the crafting went very well, when it came time to hang the butterflies, Robin freaked out and was terrified of having them hang from the ceiling. They seemed too pretty to just throw out so I stuck them in the cupboard hoping to use them at some point later. Fast forward 6 months to October – in the midst of planning a co-birthday party with her friend, I remembered the butterflies and they turned out to be great party decor. They also would have been a great birthday party or play date craft.
My son requested a Stitch-themed birthday party. This year was going to be different, I was going to create less work for myself! To do this, I planned to make him a cake that he would actually eat and do away with the “traditional” cake. I usually make a traditional cake for the rest of the kids and make him a pie. But not this year. This year I had a plan…a Rice Krispies Treat cake! Easy to make, easy to mould, and loved by all. Turns out I am not the first person to think of this. If you Google Rice Krispies cake, tons of great inspiration comes up.
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My daughter is turning eight in a few days, and for her upcoming birthday party we made horse-themed invitations. Why? Because she is horse CRAZY! Where she learned this from, I have no idea. None of her other friends seemed to be inflicted. These invitations are super cute and so easy to make a child can put them together!
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My son is obsessed with medieval times, Merlin, knights and swords. So when he turned 6, the logical birthday party theme was “knights.” There were games involving jousting and dragons, a knight piñata, and a castle-shaped cake, but the thing the kids seemed most into was the shield craft. A blank canvas that they could use to create their very own coat of arms, and to protect themselves against the (provided) foam swords of their fellow partygoers. All you need is some duct tape and a few cardboard boxes and you can have a craft with endless possibilities.
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