How cute are these little party invitations! I can’t take the credit for the design here, I found the flower over here and totally fell in love with the design!
Take a look below to find out how you can make it and the words I used to invite Ayla’s friends!
- Paper plate
- Paint and paint brushes
- Lollypop stick
- Green pen
- Glue (I used a hot glue gun for speed but PVA would work too)
The Set Up
Paint the paper plates whatever colours you would like, if you child is a mixer like Ayla be selective about the colours you put in the dish at the same time to avoid creating brown, Unless you are aiming for brown flowers of course!!
Use the green pen to colour the lollypop stick.
Use Canva.com to create the invitations, I used a circle element turning it yellow (you should be able to get two circles on a page) and placed text over the top (size 12) which said;
Please Join Us For
Ayla’s 4th Birthday!
1-3 pm Saturday 7th of August
31 flower lane, Sparkle town
We will have some snacks to get us going
through the party but feel free to bring
your own if you prefer!
RSVP, Emily – 123123 45678
Once I was happy with the design I printed and cut out each circle.
Glue each circle into the center of each paper plate, now take your scissors and cut your flower to create some petals.
Finally take your hot glue gun and glue the green lollypop stick to the back of each flower.
Playing with the activity
Explore the paint togethers talking about the colours of paint, the marks made and how the colours change.
As we were making the flowers we also spoke about who Ayla would like to invite to her party, remembering who she enjoys spending time with and what they like doing together.
Activities like this are great because they;
- Support our children’s creativity and ideas
- Encourage early writing skills as children explore the different marks they can make
- Build on their knowledge of friendship and who means the most to them
- Boost children’s knowledge how colours change colour as they are mixed together