DIY Kids’ Craft Party

Put a new spin on your child’s party with a craft space to entertain your young guests.

It can be tough to find activities for kids’ parties that will keep everyone occupied and happy. Sure, a piñata might suffice, but it only takes one good whack before the activity is over and you’re on to the next thing.

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So, the next time you find yourself planning a party without any ideas, why not set up a station with some kid-friendly crafts? These ideas will let kids explore the wonderful world of making and allow you to get in on the fun, too.

Crafting ideas

Organize two or three fun activities to get the kids’ creative juices flowing. Start with a simple project, and then move on to more complex ones that will keep them busy for an extended amount of time.

Place bowls of soapy water and rolls of paper towels nearby so guests can wash their hands as needed.

Custom hairclips

This simple project lets kids explore their creativity while also adding a special item to their wardrobe.

You’ll need:

  • Hair clips
  • Colorful ribbons
  • Glitter glue
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Embellishments (plastic gemstones, beads, foam shapes, etc.)

Have the kids decide how they will decorate the clips, and help them glue on the ribbons and embellishments. Have a couple of sample clips already made up to give them ideas.

Tip: Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to the rescue! Use them to wipe up crafting messes after the party is over.


Pinwheels are colorful, customizable and only require a handful of supplies.

You’ll need:

  • Thick paper cut into 12-inch squares
  • Ruler
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Glue
  • Dowel
  • Plastic gemstones


  1. Place the paper square on a flat surface and use a pencil and a ruler to draw a line between two opposite corners. Repeat for the remaining two corners
  2. Cut along the lines from each corner to about 1-inch from the center
  3. Fold the four corners into the center and secure with the pin. Attach the dowel to the back of the pinwheel with the pin
  4. Hide the pin by gluing a plastic gemstone on it.

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