11 Easy Craft Ideas for Kids that are Perfect for Parties

Louise Kerrigan

May 25, 2015

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Are you planning your child’s birthday party? Wondering how you are going to entertain all those little party-goers in your house for hours? Here are 11 Easy Craft Ideas for Kids that are Perfect for Parties, and will ensure that the kids(and you) enjoy the day!

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#1. Colour Sort Craft and Party Game

Let’s start with a really easy one for younger kids. Get some egg cartons and have the kids paint them in colours of the rainbow. Once they are fully dried put them on a sensory table along with a huge collection of colourful pom poms, and whoever fills the right colours in the correct carton wins a prize!


Image via The imagination Tree

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#2. Party Table Craft

Keep the little ones amused as guests arrive to the party with this great idea from Glorious Treats. Simply cover the table with a white paper cloth. Place lots of crayons, colouring pencils and stencils on the table and let their imaginations flow while you prepare the next activity!


Image via Glorious Treats

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#3. Clothespin Bunnies

This clothespin bunny activity is a complete kid-crafted creation with beneficial fine motor work built in! Again this is perfect for little ones and is a lovely way to have each child create their own “bunny” to take home from the party. Still Playing School have great illustrations using a few simple everyday items.


Image via Still Playing School

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#4. Polka Dot Vase

These polka dot vases by Meaningful Mama would be a lovely party activity, and perfect for the kids to take home with them after. Pick up some cheap little vases in a discount store, some glue and have lots of tissue paper cut into circles (squares would do too!).


Image via Meaningful Mama

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#5. Sweet Bracelets

We love this sweet bracelet ideas from Lil ‘Luna and its so simple too! Just get some round elastic thread and have the kids loop sweets (jellies with holes, frosted cheerios) on the bracelets and hey presto – sweet bracelets.


Image via Lil ‘Luna

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#6. Make a Birthday Tree

How about this cute birthday tradition – to make a birthday tree from recycled cardboard? The Imagination Tree has full details on how to put this lovely creation together.

imagination tree cardboard tree Image via The Imagination Tree

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#7. Popcorn Craft Party!

Katherine Marie has created a whole party with a popcorn theme, and we love this idea of painting popcorn with edible paint!


Image via Katherine Marie

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#8. DIY Sunglasses Craft

The kids will love making these easy DIY sunglasses by Martha Stewart – can use a variety of sequins, shells, coloured confetti to decorate. All you need to do is apply craft glue to the object and press decoration onto the frame, for some groovy personalised sunglasses!


Image via Martha Stewart

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#9. Paper Kite Craft

Let the kids’ imagination soar with this paper craft by How Stuff Works which will show you how to make a whole flock of bird kites. When they are done let them trial them outside! Probably best suited to older kids.


Image via How Stuff Works

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#10. Kid Made Postcards

Here’s something that is really easy to do and educational as well. Simply have some plain postcards and ask each child to draw an image that best describes the party they are attending and to write a message to each of their parents/carers describing it.


image by I heart naptime

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#11. DIY Lego Jars

Aren’t these jars adorable? Everyone loves Lego and by simply using some old jars you can turn them into vibrant birthday take home gifts as well. You’ll need some baby food/small jars, yellow spray paint, some clear spray paint and a black marker. Super simple!

lego jars

Image via obSEUSSed

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Over to you! Maybe you have some more ideas to add? Let us know in comments below.

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Published On: May 25th, 2015 / Categories: Parties / Last Updated: November 3rd, 2023 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Louise Kerrigan

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Louise Kerrigan is a busy mum of 2 boys and one of our Mykidstime content team. She's an avid foreign traveller, and does confess to devouring the odd bar of Toblerone.

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