I stuck with simple crafts for Emma’s birthday party, after considering several much more elaborate options. Luckily, the kids liked them! These boxes were the main craft – I gave the kids foam shape stickers and stick-on jewels, and they went to town. No mess, and accessible to everyone, aged 2 to 6.
The shapes were mainly there for the boys (Johnny definitely favored them over the jewels), but some of the kids got incredibly creative by combining both! I particularly liked this little bunny face made by one of Emma’s friends:
Our other craft was also incredibly simple and a hit: decorate white goody bags with glitter glue! The kids enjoyed this, but the bags weren’t dry at the end of the two-hour party, so I’ll be thinking of something else for the next party. This would work beautifully for a sleepover party!
I had planned some birthday games, but the kids just wanted to play, so I let them.
Do you have a favorite birthday party craft or activity to share? I’m always looking for good ideas, especially that can be done indoors since two of my kids have winter birthdays – and winter in New England is COLD!!!