I am working on ideas for Jaylah's 12 birthday and Jaxson's 5th birthday. One of the ideas I know I want to incorporate this year are giant numbers. Because I haven't done numbers before they aren't as large as I would like them but for the party we are having I think they will do just fine!
I found a great tutorial that helped me make these awesome letters. This post is only part one on how to make the letters. I am going to decorate each later and will post those at a later time.
Step 1: Draw/sketch out the number (or letter) on the foam board -do this twice for the front and the back of the number.
Step 2: Cut it out. I used a X-acto knife.
Step 3: Use the poster board strips (6'' wide strips) and tape them around the side of the number or letter.
Step 4: Place the foam cups about 6'' a part inside the number.
Step 5: Glue the cups in place and then glue the back of the number into place.
Step 6: Now it's time to paint and decorate.
This is only phase one of the numbers for Jaylah and Jaxson's birthday. Check back to see the finished decorated numbers!
I saw these hot air balloon Valentine's baskets on Pinterest and thought that they would be perfect for family baskets this year. Since we are counting down to Valentine's Day using the activities jar I wanted something really special at the end.
Here's what you need:
Baskets -I got mine from Micheal's
Red striped straws- Walmart's party section
White lanterns-Walmart's party section
Red Ribbon-I had some already but I am sure I got them from Hobby or Micheal's.
Fun heart stickers-Hobby Lobby
Glue sticks, scissors, tape
I didn't use any directions-just kept looking at a picture.
First, I hot glued ribbon around the basket and put some decorative heart stickers around the basket.
Second. I glued the straws in the corner of the baskets.
Once I assembled the lanterns I decorated them with the fun heart stickers.
Putting the lanterns on the straws took some tape and a prayer. I made slits in the lantern and put the straws through. I taped the outside around the straws on one and taped the straws to the inside of the lantern on another.
A little tissue paper and some fun gifts and the hot air balloon gift baskets are done. These are so cute you could make them for any holiday or season.
My youngest, Jaxson has his Valentine's Day party at school on Wednesday and he needs a box. So you know what that means! CRAFTING TIME!!! Last year we did Batman. This year he wants Lloyd from the Lego Ninjago Movie! (What I normally do is give him pictures of 3 boxes I think I can make and have him choose.)
Last year's box!
Here were the 3 he had to choose from this year and Lloyd won!!!
Making Lloyd was pretty easy! You could make any of the ninjas-any color with the same steps.
Lime green duct tape
Black duct tape
yellow construction paper-for swords
Lloyd's eyes- I printed from Google Images
Jaxson's name -printed from Word
Step 1: Cut a slot in the top of the shoe box (for Valentine's)then wrap the box in lime green duct tape.
Step 2: Wrap the black duct tape around the box like a belt.
Step 3: Finish belt with black flaps.
Step 4: Print and tape down eyes and name.
Step 5: Finish box with yellow swords taped to the back of the box.