What is a garden party without appropriate attire? The girls had a lot of fun making these party hats. The best part?? It was super easy to make and even easier on the budget!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Package of Paper Plates. I wanted plain white – so I went with the Chinet – but in hindsight – they were a little stiff. I would suggest getting the super cheap fluted edge ones.
Tulle Ribbon (or whatever kind of ribbon you want to use)
Flowers (I used the silk flowers – but thought it might be fun to use the tissue paper flowers from last weeks post. I think the girls would have fun making them!!)
Hot Glue Gun
**Note: Mine has 2 temperature settings – so I set it to the cool setting and let the girls do all of the work ;0) Otherwise you may want to glue so there are no burned fingers!
It really is as simple as
1. Cut a length of ribbon long enough that it can tie underneath their chin.
2. Run a line of glue across the bottom of the plate for the ribbon to attach. Make sure you cut the ribbon long enough that it can tie underneath their chin.
3. Let the girls design their hat, just glue the flowers as they create!
Our next activity – was painting their own garden lanscape. My daughter loves to paint – she is quite the little artist – so this was definitely perfect for her.
What you’ll Need:
1 table top easel for each child (I’m sure your friends would loan you these…mine did :0)
I bought each girl:
1 package washable paints
1 package paintbrushes
**Note: I didn’t realize one was included in the paints – so you don’t actually have to buy these!!
1 canvas (these are super cheap at wal-mart or a craft store)
I just tied them up with some ribbon and had them set out for them. I offered some books that had pictures of flowers if they needed some inspiration…
Give them a pencil to sketch it out first…
And let the creativity flow! This was definitely the quietest part of the party!!
And of course they got to take their masterpiece home!
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