My seven year old daughter had some friends over last weekend and they soon found a stash of trays and epoxy stickers that I had hoped would have been a well-orchestrated surprise at the next birthday party. They are all crazy about My Little Pony and Hello Kitty and I had some images that I knew would be great for making pendants and then taking home as part of the party bag.
So whilst the cat was out of the party bag, making these necklaces kept them quiet, focussed and entertained for a good long while:
(Incidentally, images of these and other popular characters are all copyrighted and as such you really should not make them up for sale, though I suspect a small bit of making for personal use may be allowed?)
Next time I won't wait for a birthday - they are all asking to do it again! But it would be a great crafty activity for a birthday party. We have plenty of slight seconds that are cheap as chips and perfect for letting the kids loose on their creative adventures. Get some magnets in also and some superhero images for the boys - they will all enjoy it!
I mean really, who cares about cutting a perfect circle when the lovely Rainbow Dash is smiling at you?