Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Birthday Craft Party Extravaganza

The craft party was a huge success!  The girls had a great time sculpting, beading, painting, and drawing.  I pulled out almost all of my various craft supplies and let them go to town.  Crayons, markers, paints, glue, paper, fabric, craft sticks, foam stickers--does it get any better than that?

I made each guest a small container of playdough and pulled out all of the playdough toys.  We shaped and sculpted while we waited for everyone to arrive.  Truth be told, they could have played with the dough for the entire party.  Classics.  They never grow old.

Next up was stringing beads.  I saw these beads on Pinterest and had to try them.  It was a great way to use up all of those old colored pencils from school years gone by.  I won't lie to you though...it was quite a lot of work to make enough beads for ten bracelets.  The tips of my fingers are still numb from sawing, sanding, and drilling.  I was not very good at the drilling.  Hubby to the rescue!  He spent a large part of two evenings drilling.  Luckily he could drill and watch a favorite movie at the same time.  Totally worth it though.  They sure turned out cute, don't you think?

What's a craft party without a little painting?  I had envisioned something like this...

But true crafters tend to get their own ideas.  The girls painted their dragonfly/butterfly bodies.

And then things got a little crazy and very mixed media.  It involved leaves for wings and acorns and lots and lots of paint.  Unfortunately, I neglected to get a picture of their finished products.  But they were fabulous.  We threw in some painted rocks for good measure.  Lots of fun.

For dessert each girl painted their own sugar cookie with edible ink markers.  This was probably my favorite activity.  They turned out so cute.  I wish that I had taken a picture of all of the cookies lined up in a row.  But they just wanted to chomp right into them and I was too slow.  Here's one of the masterpieces:

We also had rainbow jello...

and caramel apple popcorn.  Delicious!

All in all I would say it was a huge success.  Happy birthday little one!


  1. Rachel has LOVED that playdough and plays with it every single day. I forgot how good homemade playdough feels in your hands--so much better than storebought!

  2. I'm so glad! Homemade playdough is definitely best. I'm so glad that she came to the party. She is the cutest girl!


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