Saturday, October 16, 2010

simple sleepover craft


Claire turns 8 tomorrow! We're in the midst of her first hosted slumber party. While the kids are engrossed in the grossness of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," I thought I'd share the craft that we did to pass the time between pizza and cupcakes.


Claire is crazy about horses, so a long time ago I bookmarked Ann Wood's Cardboard Stampede tutorial. I originally thought I would print out the pattern on individual pieces of cardstock and have the kids cut and decorate them on their own. But I forgot to buy cardstock, and quickly found that it takes awhile to cut out the pieces. So I traced the pattern pieces on a sheet of poster board and cut them out while the girls ate dinner so that they were all ready to go. I also thought we'd paint them. But markers were easier, and worked great.


The only other change we made was to use teeny scrapbooking brads to attach the legs instead of wire and buttons. Again, easy. What made this project even better was that I've discovered Claire has the sweetest friends, and I really enjoyed doing this with all of them!


We have another big party for family tomorrow night, so I think I'll make a few horses of my own to decorate Claire's cake! More photos to come.

8 comments:

Amy said...

I can't believe that you were able to find time to blog DURING the sleepover! Those must be well behaved friends. I will have to print some of those out for Lily to color! Have fun this weekend!

Leslie said...

i have seen this craft...it is adorable. happy birthday!!!!! what a fun mom you are having a sleepover!

Erica said...

What a cute picture! I adore pictures from my childhood like this with my friends. It looks like a fun party!

Dani said...

You are brave. Very brave.

Looks like a fab party! Happy birthday!!!

Micki said...

Happy Birthday to Clare and have a wonderful party! I love the horses!
Micki

claudia said...

very nice,have a good day from Tenerife!!!

Monica said...

so you survived then... well done you!

I was only brave enough to have one little boy for a sleepover...

theuncouturehousewife said...

Those are so cute! This is a really easy one for those winter sleep overs that you can use everything from your ribbon and yarn supplies!
http://theuncouturehousewife.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/fun-scarf-for-play-offs-easy-no-sew-craft/