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My Kids Birthday Parties: Arts & Crafts Crayon Theme

Updated on March 8, 2017

Arts & Crafts Crayon Theme Birthday

I had an Arts & Crafts Crayon theme birthday party for my daughter's 6th birthday. This page will feature all of our party details as well as many party photos.

An Arts & Crafts Crayon theme party would be perfect for children of all ages. You just need to tailor the craft activities so they are appropriate for the age of the children attending.

For your partyware, I would suggest incorporating a mix of colorful plates, napkins, cups and decorations. There are crayon balloons and crayon cardboard decorations that you could add to the party room to pull the theme together.

You will find a large selection of Arts & Crafts birthday party invitations here including painting party, artist & easel and crayons. To embellish your birthday party invitations and thank you cards, I have also listed some artist address labels and custom postage stamps.

There are many Arts & Crafts Crayon party favor ideas featured here including paint brushes, paint, crayon erasers, crayon keychains, crayon banks, crayon sharpeners, crayon bubbles, handprint boxes, crayon favor boxes, chocolate lollipops, candy bar wrappers and inflatable crayons.

For your birthday cake and cupcakes, there are crayon candles, crayon cupcake rings, crayon picks, crayon cake decorations, edible sugar decorations, pop top decorations and more. I also feature Paint Palette and Crayon cake photos for inspiration.

Other party items you will find here include a crayon box pinata, art palette snack trays, custom Pin the Paint on the Palette party game idea, artist & crayon theme party shirts and how to make rainbow crayon cupcakes!

Party Favor Stickers

Painting Party Favor Sticker
Painting Party Favor Sticker

Custom Party Supplies

There are many arts & crafts theme stickers like that one pictured here that you can use to embellish your party favor bags and/or boxes.

Some of the styles include painting, easels, crayons, paint palettes, pottery and more.

You can place the sticker directly onto your bag or box or matte it onto cardstock and attach.

View all of the Party Favor Stickers


Our Arts and Crafts Party Invitations

Custom made party invites

For my daughter's Arts and Crafts party invitations, I created custom invitations using Create & Print. My daughter drew a picture. I then scanned the picture and inserted it onto the card with a decorative photo frame from my photo editing program. I downloaded some crayon clipart to complete the invitation.

On the inside of the birthday invitation, I included all of the party details such as date, time, place, etc. I was really happy how they turned out!

Party Invitation

Arts and Crafts Invites

You can choose from a wide variety of invitations for your celebration.

The invitations feature many colorful designs and they can be fully customized with your child's party details.

Click here to view all of the Arts & Crafts Party Invitations

Arts and Crafts Party
Arts and Crafts Party

Party Balloons

There are many fun crayon design balloons like the one featured here available for your Arts and Crafts theme birthday party.

Other crayon balloons styles include 43" mylar crayon, crayon boxes and more.

View all the Crayon Balloons

Party Supplies & Decorations

colorful tableware ~ crayon balloons ~ artwork

The party d├ęcor was all about color! I incorporated brightly colored blue, red, yellow, green and orange plates, cups, napkins, utensils, etc.

We decorated the party room with colorful balloons & streamers. I also purchased two crayon ballons to add to the Arts & Crafts party theme.

I collected some of my daughter's favorite drawings she had made, matted them on colored construction paper and hung them around the room to resemble an art gallery.

I found a large fabric crayon hanging to accent the party room. It was perfect! We also personalized the Crayon theme cardboard decoration pictured here with my daughter's name and age. We hung it on the front door to welcome the birthday party guests.

Another fun party decorating idea would be to purchase a white paper tablecloth and have your child make handprints on it with finger paint. Once dry, you will have a terrific tablecover for your Arts & Crafts theme party!

Awesome Painting Party!



crayon cupcake decorations
crayon cupcake decorations

Crayon Theme Cupcakes

crayon cupcake picks ~ crayon box cupcake rings ~ crayon candles

I decided to make cupcakes for my daughter's Arts and Crafts Crayon birthday party.I decorated the cupcakes with icing tinted red, blue, green and orange. I topped the cupcakes with colorful sprinkles, crayon box cupcake rings and crayon cupcake picks.

There is another crayon cupcake pick design on the market that would also work well for your celebration.I placed the finished crayon cupcakes into a fun cupcake stand and added crayon candles.

Another Arts and Crafts Crayon theme cake and cupcake decoration includes Crayon Sugar Decorations. These Crayons Sugar Dec-Ons includes 6 pieces per package. Each sugar decoration is approximately 2.125 inches across.

Arts and Crafts Crayon Birthday Cake Gallery - paint palette ~ crayon cake ~ crayon candles


Paint Splatter Duct Tape - This novelty duct tape can be used to decorate the cake board and for other unique Arts and Crafts party decorations

Duck Brand 280424 Printed Duct Tape, Paint Splatter, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll
Duck Brand 280424 Printed Duct Tape, Paint Splatter, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll
This printed Paint Splatter duct tape would make a wonderful addition to your Arts & Crafts party. The roll of duct tape is 10 yards long.
arts and crafts party
arts and crafts party

Arts and Crafts Theme Snack Palettes

unique way to serve your birthday party treats!

For fun party snack trays, I purchased two plastic paint palettes. I filled each paint palette with colorful Goldfish crackers and pretzel sticks.

There are many other paint palettes on the market that you could use for your snack trays. Another idea would be to fill paint cups with the snacks. Paint palettes are inexpensive and really pull the Arts and Crafts party theme together! Party Note:

These paint palettes would also make a wonderful birthday party activity. You could play the classic penny toss game and have the guests try to toss the pennies into the different sections of the palette. Each section would have a point value.

Crayon Party Favors
Crayon Party Favors

Arts and Crafts Crayon Party Favors

bendable crayons ~ crayon erasers ~ crayon keychains ~ crayon bubbles

For the birthday party favors, I purchased Smiley Face Pencil Cases to use as the Party Bags.

I filled the pencil case with smiley stickers, crayon bubbles, a personalized pencil, tattoos, bendable crayon characters, crayon erasers, crayon keychains, and assorted candies.

I placed the party favor bags in a basket and used them to decorate the party room.

Another Arts & Crafts party favor idea would be to go to your local dollar store and purchase inexpensive paints and paint brushes Other party favor supplies include crayon banks, crayon keychains, handprint favor box, inflatable crayons, crayon favor box and more.

Fun Molded Crayons
Fun Molded Crayons

Rainbow Crayon Cupcakes

great for party favors or for a fun crayon party activity!

I came across this Rainbow Crayon Cupcake Recipe the other day and thought it would be perfect for an Arts & Crafts Crayon birthday party!

Making crayon cupcakes is a great way to recycle old and broken crayons and they also make a fun party favor or party acitivity.You could make the rainbow crayon cupcakes ahead of time and either 1) wrap them in cello bags and hand them out as inexpensive party favors, or 2) have them out on the table for the party guests to color with.

Another idea would be to make the crayon cupcakes during the party. Have a bunch of old crayons out on the table when the kids first arrive. The children can each take a small handful of crayons, remove the labels and break them into pieces. Then they can each put their handful of crayons into a cupcake liner. After the crayon cupcakes are baked and cooled, they can be used during the party or put into the party favor bags for the kids to take home.

Rainbow Crayon Cupcakes

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Old broken crayonsRemove all labelsPlace broken crayons in cupcake linersCrayons in cupcake linersHeat crayon cupcakes in oven
Old broken crayons
Old broken crayons
Remove all labels
Remove all labels
Place broken crayons in cupcake liners
Place broken crayons in cupcake liners
Crayons in cupcake liners
Crayons in cupcake liners
Heat crayon cupcakes in oven
Heat crayon cupcakes in oven

Rainbow Crayon Cupcake images displayed above courtesy of cafemama

crayon theme party games
crayon theme party games

Arts and Crafts Party Games & Activities

Crafts ~ Bean Bag Toss ~ Pin the Paint on the Palette ~ The Crayon Limbo ~ Pinata

Since I knew I was going to have a large number of guests, I purchased crafts that the kids could do without much assistance including Magic Scratch Bookmarks, Magic Scratch Glasses, Design Your Own Visor and Artist Cups. I also purchased plain white bags for the kids to decorate with stickers and markers when they first arrived. They used these bags to keep all of their party goodies in!

Colorful Bean Bag Toss:
I purchased a colorful bean bag game. This coordinated with the crayon theme nicely.

Pin the Paint on the Palette Game:
A take off on 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey'. I purchased birthday party poster board at Staples and drew a large paint palette on it with the yellow color palette missing. I accented the palette by taping on real paint brushes. I cut out yellow circles and put each child's name on it. During the party, I added some double stick tape to the circle so the kids could stick it to the game board.

The Crayon Limbo:
I purchased a large inflatable crayon. The kids did the Limbo Rock under the giant crayon!

I had searched and searched, but could not find a good pinata for the party theme, so I went with a colorful #6 pinata for my daughter. It wasn't until after the birthday party that I found the Crayon Box pinata featured below.

Crayon Theme Party Décor
Crayon Theme Party Décor

Crayon Containers

I purchased two colorful crayon pots to store the party game prizes. They also made a great party decoration as they were out on the table during the party.

I decided to hand out porcupine characters for prizes since they were colorful and fun!After the party, you could use these crayon pots to store your child's crayons or art supplies. You could also plant a flower in them and give them out as teacher gifts!

Amazing Crayon Box Pinata

arts and crafts party
arts and crafts party

Arts & Crafts Party Attire

I purchased Arts & Crafts Crayon theme shirts for the Birthday girl and her sister and brother to wear.

They were very cute!I am featuring some fun Arts & Crafts Crayon theme T-Shirts below.

Which best describes you?

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Party Chat

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    • Janet2221 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Hi Jane, I found an amazing Crayon pinata and have added the link to this page. Hope this helps!

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      3 years ago

      Where did you find the crayon pinata?

    • LisaMarieGabriel profile image

      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      All those wonderful cupcakes - and I am one of those sad individuals who only has to look at one to put on a pound! :D

    • AnonymousC831 profile image


      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Fun idea. I have to do this sometime.

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      7 years ago

      This lens is so very sweet! The palettes with snacks is very original!

    • katiecolette profile image


      7 years ago

      Love the idea of filling plastic paint palettes with snacks.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome lens!!!

    • HomeDecorKnight profile image


      7 years ago

      The Birthday parity theme idea is very nice, Really an Arts & Crafts Crayon theme party would be perfect for children.

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      8 years ago

      Instead of kids actually eating crayons, they can eat crayon-like edible foods instead ... great idea!

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      moanaparker lm 

      8 years ago

      Impressive theme selection.

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      8 years ago

      very nice lens!i love your ideas(:

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      Deadicated LM 

      8 years ago

      Cool Lens and Ideas, you're very talented.

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      8 years ago

      Nice lens.

    • therealstig86 profile image


      8 years ago

      Crayons are great and they're not just for kids birthdays. I've just been on a Crayola Crayons fancy dress theme party with my friends, it was brilliant fun.

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      8 years ago

      Children will surely love this creative and fun idea of a birthday party! It's very ideal for every children since they are always looking for fun, art and just being creative! Nice lens!

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      Kathleen Hiler 

      8 years ago

      I love this lens..really colorful and fun!

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      8 years ago

      Great and fun ideas!

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      8 years ago

      Cool. I have 4 kids and it's always good to get birthday ideas.

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      8 years ago

      What fun! I love crayons. I used to make the rainbow crayon cupcakes when I was a kid. Squid-liked. Hugs :)

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      Dawn Archibald 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Fun and Creative Party Idea! A lot of fun too!

    • Mickie Gee profile image

      Mickie Gee 

      9 years ago

      I love the painting palate cake. I know, not a crayon, but I love it anyway. Great collection of ideas for a crayon/arts and craft party.

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      9 years ago

      Awesome stuff! Really enjoyed it.

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      sofiestevens lm 

      9 years ago

      Great lens! Arts and crafts crayon theme party is such a great idea.Thanks for sharing these creative ideas with us!

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      Ellen Gregory 

      9 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      So bright and colorful. It make me feel as if I am at a party, just reading it. Such creativity!

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      Paula Atwell 

      9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Janet, your birthday ideas are always complete and awesome, but this one really hits a note with me because I am an artist. Really fun. :)

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      9 years ago

      I love all these colorful and creative ideas! Great party idea!

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      9 years ago

      Such cute cupcakes and cakes!

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      9 years ago

      I like children's things

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      Shelly Sellers 

      9 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      A wonderful party idea full of color! Thanks for adding photos, they are helpful.

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      9 years ago

      Very, very cute ideas :) Thanks!

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      9 years ago

      The idea is quite cool and interesting. It is worth trying here.

    • justholidays profile image


      9 years ago

      I love the idea of arts and crafts crayon party theme, it's really original and I love those bright colors.

    • Missmerfaery444 profile image


      9 years ago

      This is a brilliant theme! I was a Crayola addict when I was a kid. Your crayon cupcakes are superb! I love the swirly colour toppings. Definitely would have this as a theme when my daughter is older. Blessed by the Birthdays Squid Angel!

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      9 years ago

      Another wonderful lens Janet. Squid Angel blessings from your neighborhood Angel.

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      9 years ago

      Really cute lens! Love those cakes! The paint palette is wonderfully creative.

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      Senora M 

      10 years ago

      awesome! thanks for sharing!!

    • cathyswraps profile image


      11 years ago

      I love at-home birthday parties. For my daughters 9th birthday we used a vase I've designed as the party favors. The girls loved decorating the decorative wraps with stamps, "real artist pens, pencils, pastels and paints" and add as much glitter as they liked. Everyone got to take home their vase filled with party favors: pencils with flowers glued to the erasers, lollipops and licorice! Several of my daughters friends have told me they still have their pots and use them as pencil holders.Thanks for sharing your great ideas and wonderful lens ~ Cathy

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      12 years ago

      What a fun lens with great ideas for kid'sbirthday parties!gubbio


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