If your daughter is lucky enough to have her birthday during the summer, as a parent, you have a wealth of opportunities to celebrate her big day in style. Whether you're throwing a theme party or just a large-scale outdoor bash, you'll need a few activities for the little ones to keep everything going smoothly throughout the day. Decorating a few pieces of Crafty Cornstarch Jewelry is a wonderful way for the girls to bring out their creative sides, and they'll have a fabulous new accessory to wear all summer long.
While there are a lot of recipes out there to create the dough for these pieces, you might want to add a few colors to the mix. After you've brought together two parts cornstarch and one part Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue™, you can knead the mixture until it reaches the right consistency for the jewelry. Next, add a few drops of Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint in pink, purple or whatever hue the birthday girl chooses. This will give the dough a chance to be a more versatile backdrop once your daughter and her guests start to decorate them.
When the dough is ready, you can begin to cut out a few shapes with cookie cutters that the girls can use to create necklaces, bracelets and other accessories. If they would like to roll a few sparkling embellishments into the dough, or put them on the outside of their shapes, Tulip® Glam-It Up!™ PDA: Personal Dazzle Assistance™ sparkles in a variety of colors could work beautifully. Finally, bring out a variety of colorful yarn that the girls can use to tie each charm onto their piece of jewelry. When the crafting projects are finished, make sure to have your daughter's guests dry them overnight to ensure their strength for the coming season.
You'd be surprised just how engaging an arts and crafts activity can be during a birthday party, and you'll have your own built-in party favors. Chances are, you can hold it outside where you don't have to worry about a mess and the kids will be able to enjoy the summer weather. Best of all, it's a cost-efficient way to celebrate your daughter's big day with a memento that will help her look back on it.