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Celebrating Birthdays with Arts and Crafts

Mar 27, 2018 03:22PM ● By The Hood Magazine

By: AR Workshop

Read on for ways to encourage your birthday kid’s artistic talents, no matter what the age.

Toddler (ages 1-3):

Break out the finger paints and stickers, and allow your toddler to go wild. Try using different elements such as a cardboard box, egg cartons, tissue paper, or pipe cleaners. If the weather’s nice why not let them have their messy fun outside? (Hint: clean up is a breeze this way!)

Younger child (ages 4-8):

Provide a structured activity, such as making paper-plate masks of a favorite animal or cartoon character, or decorating boxes or baskets that your party guests can take home and keep – without adding to the clutter! For additional fun, fill the boxes with crayons, stickers and Play-Doh as simple party favors.

Older child (ages 9 and up):

Consider taking your child to a group event, where they can experiment with making projects using materials you might not have at home. Try making a canvas bag or pillow, or even a small wooden sign they can hang up in their bedroom and be truly proud of. As a bonus, when you have a birthday party at a special venue, they take care of all the clean-up, so all you have to do is take care of the fun.

There are lots of ways to incorporate arts and crafts into your child’s birthday party, from keeping it simple at home, to setting up a whole crafting adventure at a workshop. Ask your child what ideas they have for their birthday, and maybe they’ll surprise you with their creativity!