There are many ways to go when planning a party favor. I love the one-gift idea very much, like a puzzle or a ball or some princess wings. Last year we made flubber for everyone which was awesome. We’ve also done our fair share of paper bags filled with junk. These happen to be a parent’s least favorite, but the kids love them. The more useless dollar store toys + candy the closer they feel to having won the jackpot. My very favorite favor to give is arts + crafts (of course!). I am so excited to share this favor idea because it’s affordable (about $5.00 if you make 10 or more) and so cute!
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Art kit party favor items:
muslin bag (10 x 12, set of 25 for $28, $1.12 ea) or (muslin bag 8 x 12, set of 10 for $12, $1.20 ea)
wooden star (5.5 x 5.5, $0.47 ea)
paints (I got mine on Amazon, $8 for 10, so about $1 ea) – or you can find them at CVS, Walgreens or Michael’s.
brushes (I got mine at Michael’s, 25 brushes for $4.99, $0.20 ea) – or just find brushes at CVS, Walgreens or Michael’s.
glitter glue (I got 16 minis for $5.20, so $0.33 ea) – you can also find these at CVS, Walgreens or Michael’s.
pom-poms ($8.90 for half-pounder bag on Amazon, about $0.10 per handful) – you can also find these at Walmart or Michael’s
mini plastic bagettes – you can also get these at Walmart or the same place as the wooden stars
lollipops (24 pops for $10, $0.42 ea)
I used alphabet rubber stamps and some perler + letter beads to embellish the muslin bags. But honestly, you could put all of this stuff in a paper bag or a plastic bag, too.
I envision the kids racing home to pull out their stars, paints, glitter + poms. Then propping their finished stars up on the mantle for everyone to admire. Well, that’s at least what’s happening over here!
Jana @ 333 Hand Lettering Project
I’ve found inexpensive canvasses at the dollar store and walmart. What a great idea to give kids something to do instead of just throw away toys.
Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering
oh yes, i love that idea too! mini canvasses would be so cute to add to this bag. or you can replace the stars with them. thanks for sharing, jana!
Rebecca at thisfineday
What a super cute and USEFUL idea. I do really hate the bags of crap. I actually save all the crap we get to re-use in the case that we ever have a piñata at a party. I’m putting all the crud in there and sending it home with someone else! ha ha. Thanks for the idea.
i like that…put the junk in a piñata, brilliant!
Lieve Barbara, wat ben je toch creatief! Zulke originele ideeën! Ik geniet er van, maar ben zelf helaas niet zo. Liefs, Sibylle
Dank je wel Sibylle!! I love hearing from you…Liefs en groetjes, Bar xo