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Hip Hop Hooray Easter’s On Its Way

This month, guest blogger, Art Truck Creativity Coach, and mom of two great kids, Monique Sanders, shares creative ideas for celebrating spring, Easter and memorable birthdays. Thanks so much, Monique!

Bunny Mask
Bunny mask created during an Art Truck party.

Spring is my favorite time of year.  The birds start singing, flowers start blooming, the weather starts warming up and Easter arrives filled with the excitement of egg hunts, Easter baskets and get-togethers with family. This year Easter is in April which Thinking just warms my heart because it is when I get to celebrate both of my kids birthdays.  So, at this time of year, I’m always looking for inspiration for spring parties and fun Easter crafts to make the celebrations more springtastic.


Crafty Spring Critters
Sock Bunny CraftA celebration isn’t complete without a cute craft the kids can bring home to remember the fun they had. Kids love spring crafts since they are filled with adorable bunnies, chicks and lambs. These no-sew easy Easter bunnies from AnnsEntitledLife.com are are so cute and simple. All you need is a colorful out-grown sock stuffed with batting or rice and put a ribbon around the neck to make the head. Add an elastic around the top and trim the sock to make the ears and decorate with googly eyes and pom poms.

Since eating hard boiled eggs in our house isn’t an Easter favorite, I’m always looking for some other options for decorating eggs such as cute chicks and animals made out of plastic Easter eggs. One idea is to use fabric or felt and googly eyes to decorate or cover eggs in string, cloth or Washi tape for Easter egg decorations that can be around for years to come.

Egg Bunnies

At The Art Truck we made these simple styrofoam egg-bunnies on a craft sticks to be used as puppets, place cards or  or even plant stakes. Plus, I love the sweet little gift bags which you can fill with  plastic eggs and other holiday treats.


Creative Baskets and Surprising Egg Hunts
Easter Ideas
Some of my fellow Moms are trying to find alternatives to the Easter basket filled with tons of candy. Well you know what they say… April showers bring May flowers. Fill a kids umbrella with some spring time fun such as art supplies, kids gardening tools, bubbles and small outdoor toys or create a themed Easter fill a baseball hat with goodies for a boy who loves the game.

Are your kids tired of the same old egg hunt? Surprise them with a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt and glowing ring toss using glow sticks. Or for another surprise, place clues in the plastic eggs that lead kids to Easter baskets.

Hangin with your Peeps
Marshmallow Peep VaseI never knew you could do so much with marshmallow Peeps! Use bunny Peeps and jelly beans to create edible centerpiece treats.

At The Art Truck we love edible art parties. So let the kids have a cupcake cake party and transform them  into spring time cuteness with marshmallow  bunnies. Instead of a gingerbread house you might find at Christmas time, create a bird house out of graham crackers, frosting, a marshmallow Peep chick, colored coconut for a nest and chocolate eggs.

Marshmallow Peep CupcakeIf you love the idea of having a spring party but don’t want to deal with the mess or stress, The Art Truck offers a wide range of creative parties from painting with Beanie Boos to a Masquerade Party where the kids will love creating personal arts and crafts to take home.

Contact us to find out how we can help you turn your spring celebration into a work of art. Happy spring!

 

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Scouting with The Art Truck

Many of your children are taking part in Girl Scout or Boy Scout activities this year. Did you know that The Art Truck can help children in your child’s troop earn their sought-after art badges with one of our signature art projects?

At a Troop Masquerade Party, boys or girls can create their own unique disguises. They can cut out pre-designed masks and adorn them with glitter, wacky papers, faux fur, ribbons, and other materials. Kids love to become animals, insects, other people, or anything else they can imagine.
Masquerade Party
Kids also love to paint, and your scouts will enjoy a Troop Paint Bar Party on our Party  Truck or at our Party Studio and Creativity Lounge. Kids can mix their own palettes with bright, pastel, neon, and metallic paints and then drip, swirl, and layer the colors on their canvases to create abstract, color-field paintings. A Paint Bar Party is perfect for scouts aged 6 and up.

Photo Oct 11, 1 14 50 PMPaint Bar PartyBoy Scouts and Girl Scouts learn a lot from an Art Truck program while they work on earning their badges. They experiment with new materials and learn to identify shapes and colors. Scouts build their vocabularies as they are exposed to new words and learn to express new ideas. They also practice their listening skills and following directions. Scouts develop divergent thinking and creativity as they create their art projects and share their work with others.

A Girl Scout or Boy Scout program with The Art Truck is 60 minutes for up to 16 guest artists. Each party is led by two of our specially trained art-tenders. We will provide all of the materials your scouts will need and take care of all of the cleanup.

A party on The Art Truck is a fun and creative way for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to earn their art badges. Kids can learn many important skills and ideas as they take part in a fun, hands-on art projects.

Let us bring the Halloween party to you!

Halloween is right around the corner, and of course kids are looking forward to dressing up as their favorite animals, storybook characters, and superheroes.
The Art Truck has creative party ideas that will let your kids and their friends
use their imaginations to transform themselves into other characters and record
their memories.

The Art Truck Masquerade PartyAt a Masquerade Party on The Art Truck, kids can create their very own masks decorated with markers, gems, paper, faux fur, and ribbons to become their favorite animals or characters. Halloween and a Masquerade Party are perfect together.

For a magical experience, host a Royal Party on The Art Truck. Kids can dress up like fairytale princes and princesses with crowns and magic wands that they can decorate with their choice of glitter, adhesive shapes, ribbons, markers, gemstones, and more.

Capture those fun memories with a Photoshoot Party. Kids can dress up in their masks or crowns and pose for the camera in our photo booth. They can don other costumes and pose with props, including mustaches, clown noses, bow ties, goofy glasses, neon hair attachments, assorted hats, fancy feathered boas, eye patches, dog noses, and more. Their photos can be printed and framed on the spot, and they can decorate their frames with glitz, gems, sparkles, markers, and more to create keepsakes that they can treasure forever.

The Art Truck Cupcake & Cookie Couture PartyAnd what kind of Halloween party is complete without sweet treats? With our Cupcake and Cookie Couture Party, kids decorate cupcakes or cookies with frosting, gels, sprays, and sprinkles to create their own ghoulish edible art projects.

Halloween is a favorite time of year for kids. Bring The Art Truck to your home, and let your children and their friends dress up as their favorite characters and take pictures to remember their Halloween party fun for years to come.