Fun Birthday Party Craft Activities for Kids

Looking for easy, simple, cheap and low mess craft activities for your child’s birthday party? It doesn't have to be a tall order! I tried these out with my goddaughter and we're very happy to share them with you.

Get the kids creative juices flowing! Little ones will love making these cute ladybirds - perfect as table or window decorations. (From age 5 up). The Pom Pom Hedgehogs take me back to primary school when we made bobbles for out woolly hats....something we all loved to show off when we got home! The perfect activities for a Fairy Theme or Enchanted Woodland Party.....

 

Paper Ladybirds




What You'll Need:




  • A4 Red and Black Craft Paper

  • Scissors

  • Protractor / circular objects to draw around

  • All Purpose Glue Stick

  • Black Pipe Cleaner

  • Black glue dots













Step 1: Draw two circles on the red paper and one large circle on the black paper.


Step 2: Cut out circles

Step 3: Glue the two black circles together



Step 4: Fold the red circles in the middle, and glue them onto the black circles.


Step 5: Shape small feelers out of the pipe cleaner and glue on.


Step 6: Decorate the red ladybug wing with the glue dots.


Step 7: Attach the googly eyes to the black ladybug head with all-purpose glue.



There you have the cutest possible ladybirds that occupy the busiest of minds!



 


Fluffy Pom Pom Hedgehogs !





Of course we all LOVE hedgehogs - but also adore making the less prickly Fluffy Pom Pom Hedgehogs for our Enchanted Woodland Party.. Kids love the warm fluffy feel of these adorable creatures.


What You'll Need


  • A4 Coloured Craft Paper

  • Scissors

  • Colourful wool

  • All Purpose Glue Stick

  • Black Marker

  • Craft Eyes

  • Pom Pom maker (or DIY (see video)

  • Hedgehog Template





Hedgehog Template



Step 1: Open the pompom maker and place them on top of each other




Step 2: Completely wrap both sides with wool.





Step 3: Close the template and lock it in place.




Step 4: Now cut open the whole pompom.



Step 5:Wrap the tufts of wool with a piece of wool in the middle and knot them twice.











Step 6: Open and remove the stencil.



Step 7: Use the scissors to cut off the excess wool.








Step 8: Print out the PDF template and cut it out. Fold the paper along the dotted line and glue the snout together. The templates are intended for pom poms with a diameter of 7.5 cm and 9.5 cm. If you want to make the pompoms in other sizes, you can enlarge or reduce the template.

Step 9: Now glue the pompom to the paper. Glue on the eyes and muzzle and paint on the hedgehog's feet.




Tip

.If you don't have goofy eyes or felt pompoms to hand, you can paint the hedgehog nose and eyes directly on the paper instead.


You can also use our adorable hedgehog stickers to decorate party cups, napkins and plates....



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