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Throw an Art Themed Back to School party for the kids with these fun ideas that will keep the kids engaged and bring out their inner artists. Transform your space into an Art Studio for the day and invite a few kids to join in on the fun to kick off the new school year in style.
I know some of you are still enjoying the summer break. Here in San Antonio, the kids go back to school in August. We have only a few weeks left. Honestly, I am so ready! I can’t wait to get the kids back into a routine again.
To get the kids a little more excited about going back to school, why not throw a little party? I am sharing easy ideas for an Art Themed Back to School Party you can recreate at home using supplies you may already have on hand.
Set up an Art Station
Let the kids get their creative juices flowing by setting up a fun Art Station in beautiful bold colors.
Make your Art Station extra fun by having white canvases on easels for each kid. You can easily find both at any local craft store.
Colorful Party Decor
Hang colorful paper lanterns from the ceiling for an inexpensive yet eye-catching party decor. You can opt for solid accordion hanging paper lanterns or patterned art party hanging lanterns.
Keep your tablescape simple and clean for all the fun and messy projects the kids will create.
Art Station Supplies
For the kids’ place settings, make all the necessary art supplies available for a fun art session experience. Before shopping for new art supplies, check your inventory first. You will be surprised about what you can find.
Have art smocks and berets for the kids in different colors. Fill out the smocks’ pockets with dip & dot shape paint dotters, paint brushes and artist’s palette lollipops for them to enjoy while painting.
Art Supply Essentials
Your station should have art supply essentials readily available, such as a variety of paint brushes, rollers and paint bottles in every color of the rainbow.
Other Fun Art Supplies
Display paint buckets filled with foam brushes. If you have toddlers in attendance, foam numbers & letters and dip & dot shape paint brushes are wonderful art supplies to have. My daughter is 3 years old, so they helped her to get creative without too many accidents as they soak up the paint and leave behind fewer drips.
Art Themed Supplies
No art party is complete without themed art party supplies. Bring the art theme to life with art palette paper plates and cups.
Art Palette Cupcakes
Spruce up cupcakes with adorable art palette lollipops and place cupcakes in cupcake liners to match your color scheme.
Art Palette Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies
To create chocolate covered Oreos, simply use a round chocolate mold and chocolate melts in different colors. For a fun presentation, display mini chocolate covered cookies in various colors on artist’s paint palettes that you can find at your craft store in the art supply aisle.
Art Party Favors
Send each guest home with fun little artist tote bags filled with goodies fit for an artist.
Enjoy Free Back to School Printables
For your first day of school mandatory picture, download our free back to school signs. And don’t forget to make lunch time extra special with a sweet note with these fun school lunch notes.
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