I really wanted to do a fun party for Parker and his friends before summer hits and life gets crazy, so today I hosted an art party.
I made cute little paint pallets for the invitations.
For decorations, I used my silhouette to cut out paint splotches to go on the tables. I thought they turned out great!
I hung up some of the kids artwork all over the wall as a backdrop.
I wrapped paint cans from my garage in construction paper and made paint brushes to match.
And of course we had to have lots of colorful food for the starving artists. Yellow popcorn, red strawberries, purple grapes, orange mac n' cheese, rainbow goldfish, paint dots and lots of "creative" juice!
The kids made necklaces as we waited for everyone to arrive.
Our first project was canvases for the kids to hang in their rooms. They could choose from canvases that said "Choose The Right" and "I Am A Child of God." The kids painted over the entire canvas and then we peeled off the vinyl when it dried.
Waiting for the paint to dry.
Here are a few of the finished products. They all turned out so different. I love them!
The kids played a round of ten fingers as we waited for everyone to finish painting and washing up before we started our next activity.
Marble art was probably my favorite craft of the day. The kids tried rolling them in a cookie sheet and in an oatmeal can. I thought the oatmeal can was more fun.
Bubble art was kind of a dud. I didn't get the proportions right of water vs. soap because they didn't really bubble quite right.
Followed by lunch time!
Matty liked the shaving cream art and had the shaving cream smeared all over his face!
They turned out pretty cool.
Our last activity was pop bottle sock bubbles and it was SO awesome. We are totally going to be doing this activity all summer long!!
I think the party was a success! Everyone had fun and went home a mess!