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[birthday party ideas]10 Best Birthday Crafts for Kids

  birthday crafts party hats

  DANIELLE OCCHIOGROSSO DALY

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  Party Hats

  Why buy party hats when you can let kids make their own? Using craft paper and this hat template, make the cones, then supply kids with feathers, glitter, and markers to decorate their birthday hats however they’d please.

  SHOP CRAFT PAPER

  birthday crafts paper roll butterfly

  Non-Toy Gifts

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  Paper Roll Butterfly

  Save up some empty paper rolls ahead of the party, and then buy paint, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, pom poms, and white foam sheets to help kids make their own rainbow butterflies.

  Get the tutorial at Non-Toy Gifts.

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  Fingerprint Flower Pots

  With some inexpensive terra cotta pots and acrylic paint, party guests can decorate their own fingerprint pots, which they can use to plot their own plant later on.

  Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

  SHOP POTS

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  Red Ted Art

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  Grass Heads

  With the help of old tights, dirt, grass seeds, googly eyes, and small pots, your guests can put together their own grass heads and watch them grow at home.

  Get the tutorial at Red Ted Art.

  SHOP GOOGLY EYES

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  Non-Toy Gifts

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  Paper Plate Jellyfish

  Kids can put together these adorable aquatic creatures with the help of paper plates, yarn, tissue paper, and googly eyes.

  Get the tutorial at Non-Toy Gifts.

  SHOP YARN

  birthday crafts tin can windsocks

  Happiness Is Homemade

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  Tin Can Windsocks

  Do you have some clean recycled cans on hand? Then you can help your party guests make their own tin can windsocks, using acrylic paint, ribbons, and whatever other embellishments you have on hand.

  Get the tutorial at Happiness Is Homemade.

  SHOP RIBBON

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  Lia Griffith

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  Felt Pinecone Bears

  Pinecones, felt, and a hot glue gun are all kids need to create precious woodland creatures from pinecones.

  Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

  SHOP PINECONES

  birthday crafts paper plate ladybugs

  Crafts by Amanda

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  Paper Plate Ladybugs

  As long as you have paper plates, googly eyes, felt, and acrylic paint, then you have a way to keep kids amused for 30 minutes while they make little ladybugs.

  Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.

  SHOP FELT

  birthday crafts decorative birdhouses

  Red Ted Art

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  Decorative Birdhouses

  A variety of recyclable materials — such as plastic lids, paper straws, and shredded paper — can be used to help kids decorate their own cardboard container birdhouses.

  Get the tutorial at Red Ted Art.

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  Glitter Slime

  A little on the messier side, but undoubtedly fun, there are a bunch of ways to DIY slime to match your theme. Our friends at Good Housekeeping have a great tutorial.

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