If you are thinking about having a rainbow birthday party for your kiddo, you’ve come to the right place. My daughter requested a rainbow birthday party with a very specific rainbow birthday party favor, and I was SO excited to execute her idea.
A rainbow party isn’t complete without “on theme” rainbow party favors, of course. And my daughter had the idea to DIY the party favor herself. This crafty mama was more than happy to oblige! Can you guess what she wanted to make? Rainbow party necklaces!
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.
And to make the rainbow necklace favors extra special, my daughter wanted to add letter beads for each friend’s name. It was definitely worth the extra effort! We even got in a little letter recognition time!
Supplies for Rainbow Party Favor
- Rainbow Beads
- Letter Beads (optional)
- Closing Clasps
- Condiment Containers
- Craft Scissors
- Art Tray or Cookie Sheet
How to DIY Kids Rainbow Party Necklaces
First, we lined 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. Because we were giving each child the letter beads to spell their name, 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 birthday 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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