Arts and Crafts Birthday Party, fun for kids of all ages!


An Art themed birthday party sounds like it could be a lot of work, but it really isn’t if you are prepared. I thought it would be fun today to share an updated version of the arts and crafts birthday party theme ideas that I loved!

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If you are going to have an Art Themed Birthday Party, why not start out the experience by making invitations? Use stamp sets and card stock to make some cute invites. If you don’t have a stamp set, you could also decorate the invitations with stencils and stickers or color something fun! Make sure you note on the invitation that the children need to bring an old t-shirt or smock to wear, so that they do not ruin clothing with the art projects at the party.

a must have for any art party


Take some of your child’s recent artwork and hang it around the room like a gallery. If you have any easels, set them up like an art studio! Use Art Paper rolls to decorate the table and add paint brushes and paints in the middle so that the kids can color the their seating area. If you have young children or do not wish to use paint, you could also put markers and crayons in the center as well. Then set up stations for your various art projects to keep the chaos under control.

Find everything you need to do an Art Themed Birthday Party. This tutorial provides lots of great ideas to make your arts and crafts birthday party pop!


An Arts and Crafts birthday party needs lots of art themed projects. Depending on ages and comfort level, here are just a few ideas to create fun stations for your party:

  • Coloring pages: You can print these for free from
  • Painting: You can find Paint By Numbers or all sorts of children’s paint supplies at your local craft store.
  • Play Dough Station: Let the kids create using modeling dough by making your own and getting some fun tools. If you want to save yourself some time, you can also purchase Play-Doh and tools online!
  • Beading: This is a fun idea that also doubles as a great party favor. Make jewelry or use Perler Beads to create fun designs!
  • Sand Art: If you don’t mind the potential mess, this is an activity kids always enjoy
  • Paper Bag Puppets: Using these templates from DLTK, the kids can make fun puppets to take home.

Find everything you need to do an Art Themed Birthday Party. This tutorial provides lots of great ideas to make your arts and crafts birthday party pop!



Make sure you set up food in stations to do these foods. Some of these take a bit, but edible art is fun too!

Make your own cupcakes for an art party!

  • Decorate your own Cupcakes: For this, you need plain cupcakes and whipped topping (like Cool Whip).
  • Make Your Own Sundae Bar: Pick One or two flavors of Ice Cream for the kids to use and colorful bowls if available.
    Using small cups (think paint cups) to hold the toppings, include fun things like sprinkles, colored sugar, gummy bears, crushed graham crackers, Skittles, crushed candy bars, and M and M’s.
    The kids will have a blast creating and eating their “art!”

a sundae bar is great for an arts and crafts party!

Add some chips, pizza, or other goodies, and a drink…and you are all set!

Treat Bags

The best part about a party like this is that the activities double as party favors. However, if you want to send everyone home with treat bags, some things you might want to include are Play-Doh, mini stamp sets, crayons, coloring books, and notepads.

That’s A Wrap!

I hope you found these Arts and Crafts Birthday Party ideas helpful. If you have done a party like this, what else would you suggest? As always…I love hearing from you!

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Find everything you need to do an Art Themed Birthday Party. This tutorial provides lots of great ideas to make your arts and crafts birthday party pop!





  1. monique s
    February 14, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    They all look so amazing. So pretty that I wouldn’t want to eat them….hee hee

  2. sheila ressel
    February 14, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    What great ideas! I really love the sundae bar idea. I’m going to do that next party time.

  3. Nerlande
    February 14, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    An arts and crafts party for kids is such a great idea love this post

  4. wendy hutton
    February 14, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    thanks for the giveaway

  5. Sandy Klocinski
    February 14, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    A collage project would be a fun craft

  6. Lisa
    February 14, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Love Walmart, they have most everything I need!

  7. Kim Avery
    February 14, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    My grandsons would have a great time throwing a party like this! Even the adults could have fun!

  8. beth shepherd
    February 15, 2020 at 12:44 am

    This store has it all. Thank you for the chance.

  9. Jessica Peeling
    February 15, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Sundae bars are great ideas! Makes the party more interactive

  10. Cheryl Chervitz
    February 15, 2020 at 3:35 am

    I always liked doing arts and crafts, it can be really fun.

  11. Mood Reader
    February 15, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Love this! Thanks! 🙂 xo

  12. Sarah L
    February 15, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Fun ideas for a party.
    Thanks for the contest.

  13. bn100
    February 15, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    fun kid activities

  14. Tracie Cooper
    February 15, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I love the arts and craft ideas!

  15. Sarah L
    February 16, 2020 at 6:19 am

    The sundae bar is a fun idea for any party.

  16. Brittany Raisor
    February 16, 2020 at 11:24 am

    I really love the idea to let the kids decorate their own cupcakes. It could be messy, but so much fun!

  17. Edye
    February 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    thanks for hosting!

  18. Terri Shaw
    February 17, 2020 at 8:54 am

    It looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing.

  19. Jennifer Bellotti
    February 17, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I really love doing different Arts and Crafts!!

  20. Sarah L
    February 18, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Finger painting is messy but so much fun.

  21. rochelle haynes
    February 18, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Thanks for the giveaway looking good

  22. Chris L
    February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Fun post. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Stephanie Jones
    February 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    cute ideas! i love them

  24. Sonya Cocherell
    February 20, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I have NEVER been good at planning birthday parties. I’ve just taken the kids to someplace like skating or bowling. I’m a bad Mom, lol. These are great ideas1

    • Misfit Mama Bear Haven
      February 20, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      Totally good options. I was a professional party planner for years, and I originally wrote this post some years back because it was a party idea I tested. While I know how to do over the top parties, my kids and I just did a simple one last year at the park. No decorations, just a cake and free roaming play time!

  25. sandra
    February 20, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    edible crafts are the best

  26. Sarah L
    February 21, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Decorate your cupcakes would be a fun thing for a party.

  27. Anu Chopra
    February 21, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Arts and Crafts are a great way to be creative with the kids and keep them busy!

  28. Elizabeth Miller
    February 21, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    These snack slook amazing. I always love doing kids things.

  29. Sarah L
    February 22, 2020 at 6:17 am

    A good party needs fun food.

  30. Jeanna Massman
    February 22, 2020 at 10:24 am

    This looks yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. heather
    February 22, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    We love doing craft during the summer months.
    I follow you on instagram as @oldblueeyes070

  32. Mya Murphy
    February 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Amazing ideas to get creative!! I think all children would love this idea!!

  33. Sarah L
    February 24, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Making simple bracelets with beads is fun.

  34. NANCY
    February 24, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Thanks for the chance at this gift card.

  35. donna porter
    February 24, 2020 at 9:47 am

    We love doing arts and crafts. It gives me quality time with the kids.

  36. latanya
    February 25, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I love the sprinkled bowl

  37. Antoinette M
    February 27, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Great party planning. I like the Sundae bar!

  38. Leah Shumack
    February 27, 2020 at 4:58 am

    My daughter loves creating things with Perler Beads!! We have them all over the house!

  39. Carolyn D
    February 28, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Thanks for the chance. I love stopping off at the Walmart Neighborhood Market to pick up scripts and last minute groceries.

  40. Jennifer R
    February 28, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I have never hosted an arts & crafts themed party but it sounds fun. For my older kids I think they would like D.I.Y. jewelry, friendship bracelets, or hair ties as well.

  41. Karley Moore
    February 28, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    I really enjoy your blog….Thanks for all the great info!

  42. JanD
    February 29, 2020 at 12:28 am

    I like the coloring and making puppets for activities.

  43. LeAnn Harbert
    February 29, 2020 at 1:56 am

    All of my granddaughters would love to have a birthday party like this.

  44. AEKZ2
    February 29, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Making jewelry is also fun for the adults!

  45. Hannah Chase
    April 6, 2020 at 1:59 am

    I love arts and crafts. These look like so much fun for kids and adults.

  46. Dana Rodriguez
    April 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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