Ahhh, I’ve been working on this post forever and I’m so excited to share it with you. If you work with kids or have your own, you know what a big deal birthdays are. My almost 3 year old has been counting down to her birthday for 5 months. It’s been a long five months. Now, that it’s almost here, we have birthday parties on the brain. What better way to celebrate than with a happy birthday banner and birthday cake coloring pages.
I made my first birthday cake coloring pack and it’s really fun!
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The birthday pack is filled with 8 original Meri Cherry happy birthday cake coloring pages plus 6 ways to use them for a birthday party or just to have fun with. All the cakes have been kid tested and 100% approved by many 2-8 year olds. So if you want the coolest cakes in town, click below. You can test out the free one first and see if you like it.
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**One of the ideas in the packet is to try the printouts with transparency paper over them and these amazing funchalk markers. Wanted to make sure you had the link of where to get them. They are currently half off on Amazon. I LOVE these markers.**
Now, let’s talk birthday banner. These are a big hit for any birthday party or family project and are easy to make even if you “can’t draw.” If you make a birthday banner in pencil your little imperfections won’t matter because the kids will take over and make it look totally awesome with paint. So don’t worry.
Here’s what you’ll need…
a big piece of butcher paper or craft paper or poster board
paints (these are my absolute fav paints and the colors are amazing)
oil pastels (optional)
gems and glue (optional)
1. Once you have your big paper, set it on the floor. If you’re using craft paper, you might want to tape the edges to the floor so it doesn’t move around. Lightly draw out a happy birthday message. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SO AND SO usually does the trick. If you can do bubble letters, bubble it up. If you can’t, no sweat, just draw out the letters in your regular handwriting. Write it big across the banner. If you want to measure it out you can but who wants to do that. Just go for it. I like to start with the middle word (birthday) and work my way out.
The banner you see in these pics was for an end of camp celebration so it doesn’t have any letters. I’m hosting an art birthday party this weekend though and promise to add a pic so you can see the happy birthday part.
2. Now for the fun part, draw birthday cakes all over the banner. What? You don’t know how to draw a birthday cake? No problem. You can copy the cakes in the birthday coloring pack. I made the shapes super simple to copy. Pretty much if you know how to make a heart and a curved line you’re good to go.
Step 3. Paint your banner with my absolute fav paints ever or any tempera, water color or acrylic paints. You can outline the cakes in oil pastels too as you can see in the pics above. You can even add gems at the end with glue. Anything goes with your birthday banner. Just have fun. After all, it’s cake!
Happy birthday wishes to everyone and thanks for reading along! xo Meri Cherry
ps If you do decide to buy the birthday pack, please leave me a note on your experience with it. I’d really like to hear from you.