- Self-directed art: Kids can make their own artwork using small canvases or plain paper.
- Party favor decorating: Kids can decorate Mardi Gras masks (take a look at these great templates from About.com Freebies), sun hats, or other favors.
- Make paper bracelets: Kids cut and decorate their own paper bracelets from thick paper like construction paper or cardstock.
- Collaborative artwork: On a large poster board or a roll of butcher paper, kids can collaborate on making a group art party masterpiece.
- Any other art activities you can think of!
6 Steps To Throwing the Perfect "Art" Party for Your Child
by Cody Johnson | May 9, 2012 | Art & Decor
Are you looking for birthday party ideas, or are you thinking of throwing a kid’s theme party just for fun? Throw an art party! Art parties are fun for children and adults, and art is an easy theme to work around without breaking the bank. The kids will enjoy art and play while creating their own party favors to take home and cherish. Follow these six steps to a memorable kid’s theme party. Step 1: Send out themed art party invitations. Create invitations to your art party using clip art like art brushes and palettes or even scanned images of your child’s art. Make sure to let other parents know that this is a themed party where paint, glue, and other fun materials will be freely used, so kids should dress appropriately. You can also indicate that children are free to bring their own favorite supplies. Step 2: Gather supplies for the kids’ art and play. Depending on how many children are invited, you may have enough art supplies at home, but do an inventory check to see what you have first. It isn’t necessary to have an entire pack of crayons dedicated to each guest, but there should be enough to share. What you need will depend on the activities you offer: