Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Glow In the Dark Birthday Goodie Bag!

For my daughter's 4th birthday, she wanted to celebrate with a few friends at an outdoor movie theater. It was her first time watching anything on the big screen and her first attempt at watching The Lion King (which proved to be too scary for 4 yr olds. Oops!). Although the movie part was kind of a disaster, the kids at least got to go home with a cool glow in the dark goodie bag! If anyone had stayed til it got dark out it would have been really cool. So if you're looking for a fun party favor idea for a sleepover or nighttime party, here is how I made it:

The largest item in the bag was a mask, which I made by painting glow-in-the-dark paint over white plastic masks (I primed them with spray primer first, just to make sure the paint would stick). Then I added glow stick bracelets and whatever glow-in-the-dark items I could find, which turned out to be stickers and little plastic bugs. If I had given myself more time, I'm sure I could have found plenty of other little glowing goodies to add. I also threw in some candy just for fun. Then I put everything in a see through bag so the items would be exposed to as much light as possible.
If we were doing the party at home I would have had them paint their own masks or even a tee shirt or cape or something fun!

Happy birthday sweet Karuna!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Huge Summer Sale

I hope your summer is off to a great start.  I’ve begun working on some exciting changes to my online shop.  In preparation, I’m having a huge sale on all our great art projects, supplies, and toys.  If you’re looking for fun summertime activities or gifts for kids ages 1-10 don’t miss out on this amazing deal!
Just use the coupon code Save40 at checkout to receive 40% off your entire order