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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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Celebrate Halloween with The Art Truck

20150117_151944180_iOS(1)Now that your kids are back in school and have settled into their routine, they are probably looking forward to Halloween. This is a favorite holiday for many kids. You can make it special this year by doing something different than the typical trick-or-treating: you can host a party with The Art Truck.

We can bring our mobile studio to your home and host a Halloween celebration for your kids and a group of their friends in our party truck. Children can decorate masks at a creative masquerade party. We will provide pre-cut masks, markers, gems, paper, faux fur, and ribbons so that kids can transform themselves into their favorite TV or movie characters, animals, or anything else they can imagine.

After your kids decorate their masks, you will want to record memories of the party. We can bring along our photo booth so your kids can pose for the camera in their Halloween masks. They can print the photos on the spot and decorate them with gems, glitz, sparkles, markers, and more to create keepsakes that they can treasure for years to come.

No Halloween party is complete without dessert. Your kids and their friends can decorate cookies and cupcakes with ghoulish faces in honor of the special evening. We will even provide plates and napkins.

Halloween is right around the corner. Do something different this year to make it a memorable time for your family. Host an art and cupcake party that your kids will be sure to love with The Art Truck.

Easter Bunny Mask

Use simple, readily available materials to make bunny masks. 

First, create your own mask forms from recycled gift boxes. Or purchase mask forms from a craft store like Michaels, A.C. Moore or S&S Worldwide. 

Then use construction paper, glitter foamies, chenilles, glue and tule to add bunny ears and whiskers. Fun and easy!