This bright little party idea is a fun way to spice up your week and give your kids something to look forward to with their friends. Featuring fun sunshine wands that double as pencils and yummy low-sugar snacks!
Our "party favors" included colorful stickers, dollar store erasers, and homemade cut out paper suns. This sunshine wand craft was a perfect activity for toddlers to express their creativity and make something to take home!
Our sunshine snacks included bite sized peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cut up fruit, grapes, and healthy veggie straws. Our party guest kids loved the finger food selection made especially for them!
I accented the bite-sized triangle sandwiches with cute little paper suns taped to a toothpick — simple but the kids loved them.
To make the party decorations, I printed off a template, which I used to cut out the paper suns, as well as make a Homemade Pennant Banner to decorate the party.
I stacked several sheets of colored construction paper and cut around the template shape to make 15 large and small suns. The template makes it easy to cut out as many paper shapes as you need, depending on how many party guests you expect.
For this easy craft, gather together colored instruction paper, colorful unsharpened pencils, stickers, crayons or markers, and a hot glue gun. Let each child decorate their sun and then have an adult hot glue the eraser end of a pencil to the back of the paper shape to create a wand. The pencils can be sharpened later if desired.
This is a really fun activity for an age range of toddlers and older kids to be able to create together. You could also make this craft more involved by decorating the paper shapes with glitter, googly eyes, or paper paint. We just stuck with crayons and stickers.
Let each child decorate their own wand and pick out their stickers. It's really fun to see what ideas they come up with on their own!
We kept our party to about 2 hours; playtime, snack time, craft time and then the kids were off to their naps. Our Sunshine Party was a fun way to celebrate the end of summer!
We hope you take these ideas and plan a party all your own! Your kids will love it!