3 Great Kid-Friendly Crafts!

If you are planning a birthday party, or just looking for some creative crafts to do with your kids (or on your own), you have come to the right place. Today we’ve got three great ideas from around the web that are fun, simple, and affordable! They would be great for a kids party, girls night, or a rainy/cold weekend at home!

Painting with Watercolors, Glue and Salt – if you or your kids have been wanting to give painting a try why not check out this tutorial from Sweet Happy Life? The results are awesome, and you can find canvases and watercolor paints for pretty cheap!

Watercolor Tutorial & Image from Sweet Happy Life.

Egg Carton Jewelry Box – A great way to teach kids the importance of recycling and repurposing while making adorable jewelry boxes. You could adapt this for boys by using boy colors/papers and storing army men, race cars, yo-yo’s or action figures inside! This great tutorial comes from B-Inspired Mama!

Egg Carton Jewelry Box Image & Tutorial from B-Inspired Mama.

DIY Button Clips – This idea from Better Homes & Gardens is super simple and can be varied a lot. You could use other beads or findings in place of buttons or even pick up headbands for decorating. Great for crafty adults too!

DIY Button Clips Image from Better Homes & Gardens

What types of crafts do you (or your little ones) like to do? Let us know and we can find some more great ideas to share with you!

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Party Theme Resources: A Circus Act

 

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Here at Make A Birthday Wish, we spend a lot of time planning birthday parties for special children in San Jose. Party planning is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work! So we were thinking of doing a series of posts that shares collections of resources for planning parties around different themes. We’d love to take requests on different themes are readers are interested in and doing some digging around for you! But to get us started this week, we want to share some resources and inspiration for a circus themed party

 

General Circus Party Planning Resources

 

Martha Stewart is always a great go-to when looking for inspiration and ideas for hosting a party. Check out her advice on decorating for a circus party here.

 

Circus Themed Party Favors

 

Kara’s Party Ideas is a great resource for gathering ideas for just about any themed event. We love her ideas for a circus clown party (click here to see her post), especially the adorable candy favors and crackers!

 

 

 

Circus Invites & Printables

 

One Charming Party has put together a post (click here to read and see all their resources) on a circus party that includes free printables for circus themed cake toppers and invitations.

 

 

Circus Crafts

 

The blog, The Crafty Crow has a beautiful collection of circus crafts available for download (click here to see the complete list). We especially love the tea box circus train!

 

 

 

 

Circus Themed Recipes

 

Vixen made wrote a post sharing some of her recipes for a circus themed gala. We love the blackberry white chocolate ice cream. Check out her post with recipes here.

 

What do you think of these circus themed ideas? Do you want to see more collections of party planning resources on our blog? We were also thinking of organizing Pinterest boards around party themes. If you are interested check out our resources we’ve pinned so far here.

 

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