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art party

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Laura Allen (Laurann65)
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 14:25:34 -0800

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I just got back from vactaion and read your note about doing a birthday art
party. Here are a few ideas off the top of my head...

I have ordered kite & frisbee kits from (I think it was) S&S catalog. They
come with plain white ones and a bunch of permanent markers. The kids can
draw & color their own designs and have a fun toy when they are done.

Glitter is always great for a party, but very messy. You can buy bulk
glitter in wonderful colors for a lot less than the small tubes you find in
stores.

I saw a group of kids at camp take giant pixie stick candy tubes and to the
end they added one of those things where you take two strips of paper and
fold them over on top of eachother to make a spring like object, they then
added colorful curly ribbons to the end of that for a fun 'party waver'.
Then they can eat the candy later.

Something to wear is always fun, like party crowns with foil or flourescent
paper shapes.

My mother used to make little paper purses for us when we were little, with a
paper wallet with home-made money, a paper lipstick that slid into a paper
cover, a paper coin purse with paper coins, a paper compact mirror with
foil... you get the idea, use your imagination, maybe the girls could make
their own.

Shrinky-dinks are fun if you can use the oven.

The leather sewing kits you can get through catalogs are good, I remember
doing a leather comb holder for my dad, he carried it in his back pocket for
years. They come in many different shapes.

Have fun!

Laura Allan :)


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