Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

Hey, everyone! We are continuing our "Once Upon a Time" party series, and today we will cover the crafts and activities that the girls did at the party! So, if you want some fun activity ideas for a fairytale inspired party (not just for little girls--this GREAT for teens and adults), then just keep on reading! 

We had three main activities planned for the party: decorating plates, making sugar scrubs, and making "glass slippers." The girls seemed to enjoy all three, but my personal favorite was the plate decorating. So, let's start with that one! :)

**Links to printables at bottom of post!

For this plate decor, you will just need a plate (duh!) and Sharpie markers, and possibly a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for touch-ups and fix-ups; if you choose to trace on a design, you will also need a pencil and tracing paper, as well as your template. You might also want to add some rhinestones, pearls, or ribbons. I tried tracing on my design at first, and quickly learned that the tracing process can take away from the vibrancy of the Sharpie (because it sorta blends with the tracing paper residue). I ended up erasing the cursive letters and "Marilyn Monroe" (with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser) and just free-handing it to get the brightest pink and purple possible. I left the rest "traced on" because I was happy with it, but if I were to do it again, I would free-hand the whole thing to make it quicker and simpler. So hopefully you can see the difference between what's free-handed and what was traced; the free-handed stuff is a lot brighter and went on with more ease. 

If you choose to trace, then it is a little more complicated, but nothing you can't handle. Take a look at Kaitlyn's plate. She just put the template on top of the tracing paper, and starting tracing the letters with a pencil (press HARD so you can see the outline on the plate when you remove the papers). Then she just filled in the letters with a Sharpie marker. This way takes more time because of the tracing, and the color does not go on as smooth and bright this way, for some reason, as I said before. But if you want something super precise, then this is probably the way to go. 

 Kaitlyn's montage/word art thing looked really neat when it was finished! So you can do something like that, or the quote more like mine... You can do anything, really. You could even draw a picture or something if you want. I think most of the girls did a fairytale quote at the party, and they looked at the templates we printed for them, but did not actually trace them. That seemed to work really well!


Okay, so we got this awesome sugar scrub recipe from the blog, The Idea Room. It is a lemon scrub, and it smells delicious and exfoliates like a dream! You'll just need some olive oil, sugar, and lemon oil. Oh, and a container to keep it in. (Check out the recipe in the links below.) We found super cute Mason jars at WalMart in sets of four for $3.94 (the little one cup size). This was by far the best deal we found. 

Of course, we put the recipe on cute index cards (on stamped them up to add some cute swirly-ness!) so the girls could take home the recipe and do it again if they wanted to. The link to the printable recipe cards is below. Thanks again for the recipe, The Idea Room--check it out for more creative ideas.


We made some cupcakes to be the bottom part of the "glass slipper" (like the ball of the foot--yeah, that part), broke the Pepridge Farm Pirouette cookies in half to create a heel, and then used a carefully cut graham cracker as the middle portion. Hint: Cut the graham crackers on a really flat surface and "saw" gently with a sharp knife to make the crackers more triangle-ish (somewhere between a rectangle and triangle). Does that make sense? No? Well, then just look at the picture.

The girls had lots of fun decorating the cupcakes and adding sprinkles and frosting and all that good stuff. They turned out cute, right? Thanks to our aunt for the great idea! :)

Also, you might like to know that we made our own sprinkles! Just take some white sugar, add food coloring, and pop it in the oven at 350 degrees F for three minutes. Any longer than that will make the sugar smell and taste more like brown sugar, which could be good or bad, depending on your preference. 

Well, that's it for the activities! We hope you found this post helpful! If you decide to try any of these things out, then please let us know how it went! Stay tuned for our next post, which should be up next week! Thanks for reading, and have a great day! :)

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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