This cupcake cake used: Rows (1) (2) (3) (4) (3) (1) (1) cupcakes from top to bottom. Use the pic to give you ideas of how to decorate it. Fun for a child’s school party, Christmas dinner
Kids got through a lot of craft supplies – and it can really add up. I always look for great ideas to be able to provide my little ones with lots of supplies without taking too much of a hit on my bank account.
So the paint recipe given in the graphic is a good start – I tried it and it works great.
I also like to repurpose, upcycle, recycle – so using old condiment squeeze bottles is a really cool trick. The ones pictured always keeps the paint down at opening so when your little one squeezes there are no ‘blurps’ that are likely to cause a mess. If you can’t wait to gett all of the bottles craft stores sell clear bottles with a nozzle top of many different varieties. Dollar stores usually sell the old fashioned yellow and red squirt bottles that are meant for mustard and ketchup. You would just have to put a label on identifying the color paint inside.
When the reservations come in go get large letters of each child s name. Have lots of stickers, paints, glitter, paper, glue, pipe cleaners, sequins, brushes (for glue and paint) and any other little embellishments kids can decorate with. Don’t forget the plastic tablecloth – when the kids are done grab each of the four corners and bring to the top – discard. Such an easy cleanup.
Although this mentions the award for good grades – I am going to use this with my little one as a general reward system. Doing good deeds, cleaning toys, being helpful, being kind, sharing etc. The photo above used foil to make a top but you can easily use a container with lid and carefully cut slits in the top to hold the popsicle sticks. The canister could also be wrapped in fabric.
To make these use a cookie cutter and trace the design onto green (or whatever color) construction paper. Here is a pattern you can use – just print out and trace however many you need. (right click to save and enlarge to desired shape)
Cut the hole for the nose on one and draw the eyes and mouth and back it completely with another cutout with no nose after putting in the lollipop or tootsie roll. Glue around the edges with hot glue or white school (non-toxic) glue.
Create a cutout from green paper that looks like the top of a pumpkin and attach high on a wall. Blow up orange balloons and attach with masking tape of push pins. Use this as a display for the party or on the outside of your home for trick or treat night. Older kids, with supervision, could use a push pin to pop balloons in turn until they are all popped. Could be done for different parties making a strawberry, heart, Christmas tree, wreath etc.