Washi Tape Craft Party
Ages of children: 6/7 years plus two 4 year olds.
Duration: 2 hours with morning tea and play in the middle
- Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Magic Tape (a lovely matte tape similar to sellotape but not as sticky so can be repositioned) and Masking Tape
- Name tag brooches
- Large ice block sticks
- Crayons, felts and markers
- Plain paper cups and plates, plastic spoons
I discovered a new crafty product this week - liquid chalk pens- how cool are they??!
Amelie (6) and Stella (4) helped me make some bunting. I printed out 6 large triangles then we roughly cut them out. On the other side we taped washi and magic tape stripes, then we flipped them over and cut along the lines of the triangle. I then used a hole punch to put holes in the top of each flag and I threaded string through the holes.
I used some of the washi tape to write this message on the wall.
We made these balloon strings by taping small pieces of tape to long pieces of string but in the end they looked great hanging by the window that we left them there instead of attatching them to balloons.
I made cupcakes and decorated them with flag toppers using the washi tape and the magic tape and did the same with some fruit kebabs.
1. First we made name tags- I bought these name tags from Warehouse Stationery and the girls decorated them.
2. Next up we decorated the plates, cups and spoons and put them to the side ready for morning tea.
3. Then we made hanging heart decorations- I showed the girls the same technique as making the bunting but encouraged them to be creative in how they placed the tape on the heart. These looked really cool- they all wanted to wear them as necklaces though so next time I would cut the string a bit longer!
4. After morning tea we made these ice block stick dolls after seeing them on this blog
http://teawagontales.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/miss-lolly-dollyhow-to.html. The girls loved making these and the finished dolls were very cute :)
5. Lastly I gave out large white envelopes to use as their take home bag so they decorated these with different tapes and the crayons and felts and filled them up with their creations. They also got to take a roll of washi tape home to keep on crafting!
So all in all it was a great success and I really enjoyed it so hopefully it is the start of many more crafty classes. If you are thinking of a fun party theme for 6/7/8 year olds then I can recommend a washi tape party one- easy and lots of fun!
I'll be sharing a blog post soon with more Kids art and craft ideas soon so stay tuned, in the meantime check out the Make it Amazing app on the Scotch facebook page- upload your creation to be in to win an i-pad mini - maybe an idea from this blog post!