Thanks to Boise Paper for sponsoring this post.
For most people, February means Valentine’s Day. February is birthday season for our family. For each child, we strive to provide a themed party filled with fun for the birthday child and their invited friends. This year, our self proclaimed artist has asked for an art themed party.
Parties come in all shapes and sizes and cost range. We’re a family on a budget and must be creative and sometimes very crafty. A smooth running birthday party must be organized from start to finish. We’ve been the victims of the NEVER ending party. We even go so far as to post the time line for parents and attendees.
Our artists will be circulating to various stations where they will create masterpieces painting, coloring, and melt and make their own crayons. With so many projects, how will we keep the everything straight for each child?
Keeping the party on track is a big enough task, we wanted to give responsibility to the children. Utilizing a potato chip can, we broke out the Boise Paper Fireworx Brite Blast Mix to create a personalized container for each child to house their finished projects. Covering the can with colors specifically chosen for each child, we made a hands free crayon container each child will wear. Upon completion of each station, the child will place the finished art project inside the container.
We made the container so that the child does not need to remove it in order to add each project. They simply wear it around their neck. Weaving the paracord through the can and lid keeps everything attached allowing the child to add each project easily. Drawings can be rolled and inserted and their crayons just get dropped in the can. We are so tickled with the completed project for the kids to organize their goodies we would like to share it with you!
Create your own crayon art holder for your little artist.
- Potato chip cans (one for each child)
- Paper cups (cup must be the same diameter as the potato chip can)
- Boise Multipurpose paper Fireworx
- Boise Polaris Premium Color Copy Paper (80lb)
- Boise High Quality Paper (used for name plate)
- Black construction paper
- One yard Paracord
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
- Clear tape
- Eat the chips (all by yourself)
- Clean the can
Step by Step Directions
- Cover the can with beautiful selection of Boise Multipurpose Paper. Cover with the paper horizontally and another 2 inch strip, secure with clear tape.
- Covering the paper cup with Boise Paper Fireworx paper is a bit tricky. We found that laying the cup on the paper, rolling the cup across the paper while drawing a line created a template.
- Using the Boise Polaris Premium Color Copy Paper (80lb) cut a 2 inch horizontal strip. This is your template.
- Using the template, mark and cut the black construction paper strips. Two per can.
- Draw a wavy line in the middle of the Boise Polaris Premium Color Copy Paper (80lb) and cut it.
- Using the wavy line template, mark and cut the black construction paper strips.
- Place the two inch strip on the can separating at the wavy line so the color paper shows. You will do this at the top and bottom of the can.
- This is where a drawing program comes in handy. We created a black oval, placing another oval on top with the matching color of the paper and black Arial lettering for the child’s name.
- Print the name plate on Boise Copy Paper for best results.
- Cut out the oval.
- Affix the oval name plate to the container with the glue stick.
- Mark holes on each side of the can, the lid, AND the paper cup.
- Punch holes in each side of the potato chip can with the seams of the paper in the back.
- Punch holes in the lid and paper cup.
- Thread the paracord through the holes starting in the potato chip can, through the lid and then through the cup.
- Tie the ends on each side of the can.
- Finally, hot glue the paper cup to the potato chip lid.
- It is imperative that the holes line up and the hot glue is the final step.
Our artists are now set for an organized birthday party full of projects they will complete on their own. Utilizing high quality paper from Boise Paper to create our crayon art project organizer makes this project shine!