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What are some craft ideas to do with 7 year olds at a party?

Asked by jca (28612 points ) May 14th, 2014

I am hosting about 24 7 year olds at a birthday party this weekend. My daughter wants to do a craft. We are having a magician and have about a half hour to do the craft before the magician starts his act.

All ideas welcome.

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forestGeek's avatar

Origami or any kind of paper craft is fun for kids that age.

marinelife's avatar

You could have the kids make and decorate their own party hats. You could then polaroid photograph them wearing the hats. Have stickers, glitter, crayons and/or markers.

Cruiser's avatar

Holiday ornaments are always a fun project for kids that age.

Pachy's avatar

Playing off of @marinelife‘s terrific idea, you could make it a contest, breaking the group up into teams, with each team making hats (or masks) using only the materials you supply. Awards could be given both to individual teams and team members.

whitenoise's avatar

We had a party once, where they decorated their own pizzas. We then baked them during a game session we had and they ate their own handywork.

janbb's avatar

Make your own sundaes.

AmberA's avatar

Cupcake decorating is always a hit, and it will save you money on a cake. Just buy the frosting, put it in baggies with decorator tips (or just cut a small hole in the corner), give the kids sprinkles and other edible decorations, and let the kids go to town decorating the cupcake they will eat. They will love it!

fluthernutter's avatar

Since you’re having a magician, I’d go with a magic(ish)-themed craft.

- make their own wands (wooden sticks or dowels, crystals, wire, beads, ribbon, etc.)

- invisible ink
(cook up a batch beforehand, have the girls write/draw something for the birthday girl or for each other, in their own notebook that they can decode later, take a little bottle home)

- do an origami project like forestGeek already suggested—but with some thermochromatic paper

longgone's avatar

24?!

I’m glad you’re still with us.

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