Cut out one paper robot shape for each child at the party. Let them decorate it with foam, felt scraps, googly eyes and glitter. Attach to a paper lunch bag and then show them to a “help yourself” station with loot like a windup robot, a robot-shaped cookie cutter with recipe attached and a snack bag of the “nuts and bolts” party mix.
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Purchase plain T-shirts for every child coming to the party. Using non-toxic paint, have them create their own jersey to celebrate the day.
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Fill toy sand buckets with all the tools kids need to have some serious beach fun, like shovels, rakes, water squirters and bubbles. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
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Package loot in mini cardboard trunks (from the dollar store). Fill with glow bracelets, a bottle of nail polish and stickers. Attach a “thank you” tag to the handle with ribbon.
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Fill a brown paper bag with a notepad, pencil, binoculars, plastic gloves and a flashlight. Fold the top down and seal. Attach an evidence tag and a pair of Groucho glasses.
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Cut out two pieces of fabric in the shape of a bunny. Glue together at the bottom and sides. Use a marker to draw on the face and line the ears with a complementary colour of fabric. Fill with stickers and toys, and tie with a piece of yarn.
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Get a small clear paint bucket for each guest (available at craft or dollar stores). Fill them with colourful treats like crayons and gum balls. Attach a thank-you tag using a piece of twine.
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Buy wooden boxes, paint and stick-on jewels from the dollar store for kids to decorate their own treasure chests. Let dry, then fill with gold (caramel popcorn) for a tasty take-home treat.
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Cut out a medium-sized circle from burlap. Place goodies like candies, golden coins and small toys in the centre. Bunch up the edges and secure with raffia or ribbon.
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Cut the outline of wings from two pieces of glitter paper. Use thick ribbon to make two separate loops that are large enough to go over the kids’ shoulders. Glue the loops to the back of the wings, and glue a piece of felt between the two wings to attach them. Tape flowers over the felt to hide it.
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