I got an e-mail enquiry today looking for ideas for their child’s birthday party. Here’s what it said:
Looking to purchase the Scratch bookmarks again but I see they are out of stock.
Can you recommend something similar for a 6yr old bday party. I like the Djeco origami boxes, but I don’t think they’d be able for them.
Thanks a million,
Here’s my reply:
Thanks for your e-mail. Yes, the book marks
have been out of stock for a couple of months now. Melissa and Doug have said they will have them again in Feb/March time, so I will restock them, but probably not in time for your child’s party. I do have Scratch Art Key Rings Party Pack
in stock, which are similar. I have two girls and they love them.
For my 6 year old’s birthday, I also did tattoos on them and gave a few tattoos in the going home bag for the children to use later. This is the boy’s pack
and the girl’s pack
. It was much easier than face painting (which I’ve attempted a couple of times). I gave each child a tattoo and a baby wipe and showed them how to do it but taking the top cover off the tattoo and then placing it on skin with the baby wipe on top to wet. The kids loved them.
I also stock these cool paper plane kits. Each pack has 20 paper planes to fold and a pilot to slot in. Then, you could have paper plane races. There are boy’s ones and girl ones. I haven’t used these yet, but I don’t think a 6 year old would have trouble doing them. Again, once the party is over, they can slip the air-planes into their party bags and it’s one less thing for you to buy!
I think you’re right about the Origami paper boxes
– they would probably be too hard for a group of 6 year olds. I think they would be fine if you were working one on one with a 6 year old to show them but with a group, it would be too complicated and demanding to help everyone and some kids would get frustrated.
If the kids at the party are quite creative, then this table cloth
could keep them busy as you prepare the party food. The great thing about this table cloth is that it’s re-usable. Just fire it into the washing machine after the party and it’ll be ready for next year’s party!
If you’re looking for some game ideas, this little box has 50 simple but fun game ideas I’ve done a small YouTube review that is linked on this site, which will help you see some of the game ideas.
You didn’t mention if your child was a boy or a girl. If it’s a girl this Melissa and Doug Wooden Bead set has enough in it to make approximately 8 wooden necklaces/bracelets. Or, this mosaics kit has enough to make 4 mosaics.
I hope this helps. Feel free to fire back any further questions you have.