|The banner and whirlygigs were great. We ended up changing the ribbon out on the day of the party on the banner because I had used raffia, which just wouldn't hold up in the wind. The curling ribbon was much better.|
|After the party, I kept the Happy Birthday part and turned this part with his name into a mini banner for his room. He seemed excited by that idea.|
We set up the Create a Robot station and tried to be very careful to keep the magnets back from the edge. We also warned the parents about the magnets - we wanted to be careful that they weren't swallowed.
|Create a Robot station.|
I thought I had plenty of supplies. But, some items were more popular than others. I glued everything to magnets. I then set them up on cookie sheets, so the kids could see what was available.
So, there were feathers for wings or hair (or whatever the kid decided) and multi-colored pipe cleaners. I also took apart an old keyboard and glued different letters and some of the word buttons onto magnets. The flat round items were mostly beer bottle caps. I kept the glue gun in the kitchen and extra parts available. I ended up mostly repairing parts that separated from the magnets and makeing more pipe cleaner pieces.
|Some examples for the kids to see. These were done with a glue gun, not magnets.|
|Another example I made for them. This one was made using all magnets, just like they had.|
|My BFF (the mom of the birthday boy) made these great favor bags. She made coloring books for the bags, printable from here. She included a small box of crayons and glow-in-the-dark bracelets.|