Magnets are a solid bet for children's parties since they're things that parents can enjoy and easily display. For the host, the great part about craft magnets is their versatility; you can think up some kind of magnet art that will fit most common birthday party themes. For example, kids can make sea creature magnets for an ocean-themed party or T-rexes for a dinosaur theme.
Stock up on these supplies:
- craft foam, sponge shapes, craft paper or clip art cutouts to fit the party theme
- glitter, sequins, wiggly eyes, stickers and other decorations
- crayons or markers
- magnetic backing
- glue sticks
First, write the children's names on each magnet to personalize the crafts. Then, have them decorate the paper or foam cutout. If coloring with markers, children should wear smocks or aprons, since parents might not be happy about their tyke coming home with stained clothes. Lastly, glue the magnet to the back of the decorated shape and leave the finished products to dry during cake time.