We had lots of fun creating party favors for our Rainbow Art Birthday party. After all, in one way or another, they pretty much all involved some colorful form of art!
Here are our results along with links to the original ideas and instructions in case you’d like to create your own:
Rainbow Goodie Bags
We created these rainbow goodie bags for kids to fill with treats during the party. To make them, we simply cut out different sizes of circles from colored scrapbook paper. Then we glued the circles together in rainbow order, cut them in half, then glued one half onto each bag.
To fill their goodie bags, kiddos could choose from:
Paint Sample Notepads:
Find out how to make your own with the clever tutorial over at Whimsey Love!
Recycled Heart Crayons
You can read more about recycling crayons into molded shapes at Pink and Green Mama.
Skittles “Paint Cans”
The empty paint cans were purchased in the candy section at Michael’s Crafts.
We also packaged up some fun art supplies for the children to take home. They included:
Watercolor Paints and Paper:
We found pads of 10 sheets of Watercolor Paper at Michaels…
…and then, printed the adorable “You Color My World…Happy” printable from Katie’s Nesting Spot to stick inside our watercolor paints. Though we used it in the double tray of watercolor paints, it also fits perfectly in the single tray packs. You need to check out Katie’s fun idea for using them to package recylced crayons too!
Watercolor Projects Booklet:
We also made a little booklet containing ten different projects to create using the watercolor paints. I typed up a list of materials and instructions for each of the projects and then included photos of actual artwork that my daughters and I had made using the same process. (I will try making it available as a free download for you in a separate post.)
Personalized Photo Coloring Sheets:
Since the children attending our party were all cousins or very close family friends, I had lots of opportunities to snap photos of each of them throughout the year. So, I turned some of my favorites into fun coloring sheets and included them with the party favors. They were made using Kristen Duke’s tutorial found on The Idea Room, which walks you how to turn photos into a Sketch using Photoshop. I made 3 different coloring sheets for each kiddo and packaged them by wrapping a strip of scrapbook paper around the pages and attaching a Color You! (Coloring By You…Coloring of You) label on the front. All of the colorwheel labels on the party favors are from One Charming Party. I simply printed my own wording over the colorwheel from their pdf file.
Rainbow Hair Bows:
And finally, I had bought rainbow ribbons to make my girls these adorable hair bows. Since I had plenty of ribbon left over, I decided to make some for the girls who would be attending the party as well. You can make your own using the fabulous tutorial over at Glorious Treats. It was fun to see the ribbon actually curl after we baked it! I think there may be more curly bows in our future ; )
This was probably one of my all time favorite parties to put together! I really enjoyed the time that the birthday girl and I spent together creating many of the items for her party. And it was fun to be able to send the all kids home with things that would hopefully inspire their creativity!
Later this week, I plan on sharing more details about the art projects that we did at the party as well as a download for our watercolor project booklet!