Budget Craft Ideas

Kids Craft Ideas

Kids Craft Ideas

Craft Ideas To Keep The Kids Entertained

We all know that parents want their guests to have fun and to be entertained at their kids’ party. Parties can become quite expensive if you don’t have a budget in mind. You have to think about ways on how you will keep the kids occupied without eating into your pocket.

As professional children’s entertainers we have come up with fun and engaging ways to keep the children occupied at your next party through our budget craft ideas.

CD Decorations

Fish CD

Fish CD

Have you ever thought about what to do with those scratched and unwanted CDs at home? Well don’t throw them away just yet, until you read what great craft ideas you can do using them.

Materials:

  • Used CDs
  • Glue
  • Coloured sequins
  • Cardboard
  • Large googly eyes
  • Safety scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • String

Instructions:

1. Using the silver side of the CD place 1 googly eye on the left side for the fish.
2. Glue on the coloured sequins on top of the CD to create various patterns.
3. Have cut out shapes already for some children such as the tail, fin and lips. (Older children can cut these out themselves using the cardboard and scissors). Glue these on at the back of the CD.
4. Cut some string so the children can sticky tape this onto the back on the CD to hang up.
(Have a prepared CD fish on display)

Wand Making

Princess Wand

Princess Wand

Every little girl would love this craft activity for their princess or fairy party.

Materials:

  • Thin sticks from Bunnings or bargain shops
  • Coloured plastic ribbon cut up
  • Cardboard star shape cut outs
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Safety scissors
  • Glitter
  • Textas
  • Coloured sequins/jewels

Instructions:

1. Sticky tape the star shape cut out onto the thin stick at the top.
2. Decorate your star using textas, glitter and jewels
3. Tie on the ribbon and ask an adult for help to assist with the curling.
(Have a prepared wand on display)

Crown Making

D.I.Y Crown

D.I.Y Crown

This activity will have all the girls lining up at the table in no time.

Materials:

  • Coloured cardboard cut-out into a crown piece
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Textas
  • Coloured cardboard
  • Safety Scissors
  • Jewels
  • Glitter
  • Foam stick ons

Instructions:

1. Ensure that the cardboard is cut up into a long strip or cut up into triangular edge. This will be the crown layout. (For older children provide cardboard and they can cut it out themselves).
2. Sticky tape the cardboard together measuring your head.
3. Start decorating your crown using textas, jewels, glitter, foam stick ons etc.
(Have a prepared crown on display)

Super Hero Mask Masking

Superhero Masks

Superhero Masks

This is a great activity to have at any themed boys’ party and the children can create any super hero they desire.

Materials:

  • Provide plain mask templates
  • Elastic
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Crayons/Textas
  • Felt cut outs
  • Coloured cardboard
  • Safety scissors

Instructions:

1. Ensure there are holes on each side of the mask template so the elastic can go through.
2. Children should know which superhero they will be making. Start decorating your mask using crayons, cardboard and felt cut outs.
3. Ask an adult for assistance to tie the elastic through. Other option is to sticky tape the elastic to the mask.
(Have a prepared mask on display and images of different masks)

Card Making

Card Making

Card Making

Children of all ages will enjoy this sit down activity. Who doesn’t love to create a special card for their loved one?

Materials:

  • Coloured pieces of cardboard A4 size paper
  • Textas, pencils & crayons
  • Stickers
  • Jewels
  • Glitter
  • Cut out shapes
  • Cupcake holders
  • Buttons
  • Safety scissors

Instructions:

1. Have the coloured cardboard pieces folder in half already.
2. Start decorating using the various materials e.g. drawing a picture, glitter, sticks, jewels etc.
3. If it is themed birthday party for example a Frozen party- have snow flake glitters and cut outs for the kids to use on their cards.
(Have a prepared mask on display and images of different masks)

We hope that these budget craft ideas have helped you think about different ways you can keep the kids occupied. You can always add colouring in stencils on the other side of the table to give children different options. Remember you don’t need to have all the activities but by having one or more can really keep the kids entertained.

Happy Crafting!

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