When it comes to kids parties, I’m a huge fan of making our own favors. Not only is it fun to get crafty with the kids, but DIY-ing your own is a great way to teach your child the importance of gratitude. My daughter had a BIG idea for her DIY rainbow party favor, and I’m sharing the details below.
BUT it doesn’t have to be big or complicated. For little ones, maybe it’s just the simple task of putting items into the favor bag.
For her party, my daughter requested rainbow themed party favors. She wanted to DIY the rainbow party favor herself, and chose to make rainbow necklaces for her friends.
I knew we wouldn’t have time to make every single child a necklace. So instead, we settled on making a rainbow necklace “kit” to give to each friend. Instead of making the necklace, we gave each child a container with beads, string and a closing clasp to make later.
Supplies for Kids Rainbow Necklaces
- Rainbow Beads
- Letter Beads (optional)
- Closing Clasps
- Condiment Containers
- Craft Scissors
- Art Tray or Cookie Sheet
How to DIY Kids Rainbow Party Necklaces
Line the condiment containers up on the art tray or cookie sheet. Next, my preschooler added rainbow beads to each container. Leave enough room in the container to fit the string, clasp and letter beads.
As my daughter was filling up each container, I worked on cutting our DIY rainbow gift tags. My daughter wanted to give each child the letter beads to spell their name, so personalized gift tags were necessary. To make things less complicated, don’t include letter beads.
Next, we added letter beads to each container, to spell each friend’s name. This was completely my preschooler’s idea! It was actually a ton of fun as I picked out each letter, and she dropped the letters into the container as we spelled each name out. Without even trying, we were working on letter recognition!
After we filled each container with letters, I immediately stacked the container with the gift tag. I wanted a way to remember which necklace went into each bag without much hassle.
Once all containers were complete, I added each container to the gift bags. I also attached the gift tags one by one, again, so we made sure each child got their own name in their favor bag!
Then, my daughter filled the bags up with the other goodies she selected:
- Silly Straws
- Rainbow stickers
- Rainbow marshmellow hot cocoa (she’s a winter baby)
- Apple sauce for younger siblings
Violia! I hope this helps you with your rainbow party planning. Be sure to let me know in the comments how your party goes. I’m sure it will be wonderful!
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