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The Magic of Markers

Looking for ways to make your child’s birthday more creative, memorable and fun? Consider a simple, but creative art project to engage your young guests and keep little hands busy. Not only will your party-goers enjoy working with art materials, they will love taking their artwork home to share with their own families.

The joy of coloring with magic markers

At The Art Truck we find that the key to success with group art projects is to keep the ideas and materials simple so that children (and adults) of all ages and skill-levels will enjoy the activity and stretch their imaginations. We incorporate coloring activities into most of our projects and have watched hundreds of children find great joy in them. You’ll be surprised how much fun kids have with magic markers – it turns out that they really are magic!

So many markers to choose from

We believe the magic is in how pigment easily flows from these handy tools, making it fun to paint your picture with lines, swirls and layers of wonderful colors. Plus, markers come in hundreds of colors and sizes making it the closest experience to painting, with virtually no mess! If you opt for washable, water-based markers, clean up is a cinch. Just use baby wipes to clean hands and surfaces.

Another great feature of a coloring activity is that you don’t need special teaching skills or expensive supplies. Printouts of a simple line drawing (click here “coloring pages for kids” and you’ll find a vast array of pictures to choose from on Google Images), grab some kraft paper to cover the table, some washable magic markers in various colors and styles and you’re ready to go! Our very favorite markers (and those of our artists of all ages) are the Crayola metallic markers. They offer super luster and are available at Target, Toys R Usamazon, Staples, Blick and Wal-Mart.

If properly supervised, a coloring activity will occupy at least 15-20 minutes of party time. Plus, activity time can easily be expanded by introducing additional materials or supplying a frame for kids to decorate, too.

Give it a try and let your little ones experience the magic of markers!

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.

Popular Party Themes and Ideas

Art is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. If you are planning a birthday party in the near future, here are some ideas for your child and his or her friends to enjoy.

Kids love to dress up as their favorite characters. Your child can invite friends over for a costume party where they can become fictional characters, complete with crowns and wands. Tinkerbell and Peter Pan are popular choices. You can take some photos to keep mementos of the special day.

Children love to play with and draw animals, especially ones from farms that they might not see every day. You can celebrate farm life by purchasing some animal stencils and paint from your local crafts store and helping your child create barnyard paintings to decorate his or her room.

Beanie Boos are all the rage. You can get some to use as models and help your child draw or paint Beanie Boos. The shapes are simple enough that kids of all ages can draw or paint them.

Have a superhero celebration. Cut out a mask and have your child decorate it with paint, markers, crayons, paper, or whatever else you have around the house. Your child can instantly be transformed into a favorite superhero and act out scenes with friends.

These are just a few creative party ideas. We are sure you can come up with some of your own. The most important part is to encourage your child to be creative and have fun.