Here at Ohdeedoh we see plenty of wonderful parties and lots of beautiful artwork. Those two great tastes go great together, which is why we are huge fans of art projects at kids celebrations.
Things can get messy, so plan ahead. Old oxford shirts are great smocks for kids and drop cloths are a must if the festivities take place indoors. Invite party goers to make edible masterpieces and decorate their own cupcakes.
Here are a few ideas we love:
- Bust out the fabric paints for a t-shirt painting party.
- Rock crafts!
- Put old magazines to creative use with a collage party.
- Paint with saran wrap.
- Have kids paint a mural on paper or wood to be displayed in the guest of honor's bedroom.
- Mixed media. This is a great opportunity to declutter. Give kids the opportunity to reinvent everyday objects with scissors, glue and paint.
(Image by Flickr member stevendepolo licensed for use under Creative Commons)