Toddler Party Ideas

Miraculous Lady Bug: Hawk Moth Piñata

Miraculous Lady Bug: Hawk Moth Piñata

Do you have a Miraculous Lady Bug fan at home? Are they begging for a Lady Bug and Cat Noir party? If so, the obvious choice for a piñata is none other than the infamous Hawk Moth. At Sew Stitchin Creative, we are going to show you how to make a Hawk Moth piñata on your own with just a few supplies. 

What you will need:

  • Pre-Made Pinata- in the shape of your choice, easy to cover up
  • Tracing paper or regular white copy paper
  • Black Cardstock Paper (4 sheets)
  • Purple Cardstock Paper (1 sheet)
  • Glue stick 
  • Printer or printed out picture of Hawk Moth (2 copies)
  • Scissors
  • Cricut machine (or scissors)
Note: If you do not have a Cricut machine, you may need access to a printer. Please read directions (step 7 & 8) all the way through before starting project

Step #1: Purchase pre-made piñata 

We started looking online for a pre-made piñata with a good shape. It just so happens that this video game controller on Amazon was the perfect shape to be transformed into a ‘moth’ backdrop. Amazon delivered in one day and we went to work!

Tip: If you do choose to get this piñata, make sure you do not overstuff with heavy candy/toys. If you decide that you do not want to lighten to load, then be sure to reinforce the strap at the top so that it does not rip easily!

Step #2: Tracing Paper 

Measure the inside image on the front of the piñata to determine what dimensions (height & width) you will need for your tracing paper. We have included a link below if you do not have tracing paper and would like to buy a roll. If not, do not fret, just tape two pieces of regular white copy paper together. As long as you can see through the paper to trace around the controller image, you will accomplish the goal. 

Step #3: Tracing the image 

Use a pencil to trace around the video game controller image.

Cut out the traced image as you will now be using it as a guide to trace on black cardstock paper.

Step #4: Tracing the tracing paper

Tape two pieces of black cardstock paper together (side by side) so that you have a large enough image to cover the controller print on the piñata. ONLY TAPE the back, as the front will be visible. 

Use a pencil to trace your TRACED & CUT video game controller image on to the black cardstock paper.

Cut out the black cardstock traced image.

Repeat this process for the back of the piñata.

Step #5: Covering the Video Game Controller

Glue black cardstock paper onto the piñata to cover the original controller print (front and back).

Step #7: Creating Akumas

Look up “Ladybug Akuma” and upload an image of an akuma into your Cricut Design Space. 

Duplicate this image x 20.

Cut these images out on purple cardstock paper. 

Tip: make sure you use the “light” Cricut mat so that your paper doesn’t get stuck on the mat. 

 

If you do not have a Cricut machine:

Look up “Ladybug Akuma” and upload an image of an akuma into a program that you use on your computer that will allow you to duplicate this image.

Duplicate this image x 20.

Print out on purple cardstock (or regular copy) paper. 

Cut each individual akuma out with scissors.

Step #8: Putting it all together

Take your printed images of Hawk Moth and use a glue stick to attach him to the center of the piñata (front and back).

Use a glue stick to glue the akumas around Hawk Moth (font and back)

Last but not least…fill the piñata with candy, toys or both!

 

In Conclusion:

You have now transformed a video game controller piñata into a moth/akuma (your choice) with Hawk Moth in the center. Your kids will have a great time breaking this piñata open. 

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Daniel Tiger Party Ideas

Daniel Tiger Party Ideas

Does your kid love Daniel Tiger? Have you already realized that there isn’t very many options when it comes to picking up a few Daniel Tiger Party themed items at the local Target? Well…get ready to save yourself some time, money and headaches! We are going to share a few tips on how to create a tiger-tastic party that the kids will go crazy for. As an added bonus, we have also included a creative way to ask for money instead of a gift for your little one.

Treat Table:

To create the treat table, we used a blue, yellow and red theme. 

Table Treat Decorations:

Streamers, balloons, table cover and straws: all purchased at the 99 cent store. To create the twisted streamer look, just tape one end at the top and gently twist however many times it takes to create the look you desire. Then tape the bottom.

Daniel Tiger character decorations: some were purchased on Amazon and some were printed from images online, hand cut and glued to a red shimmer cardboard circle. Small DT characters were printed, hand cut and glued to candy lollipops.

Table Treats: We stuck with a (tiger) striped theme with the cookies, blue frosting cupcakes and some basic candy that fit the color scheme. For the Rice Krispies Treats, we purchased the name brand box of LONG Rice Krispies Treats and cut them in half. Then we melted orange chocolate wafers and drizzled the zig zag stripes on top.

Custom T-Shirts:

Custom T-shirts made with a Cricut Maker.  

Red Glitter Words: made with Cricut vinyl for better quality (longer lasting).

Images: Made with the ‘Print then cut’ method with Cricut maker. Materials included: Printable heat transfer paper for dark fabrics (dark always comes out better on light t-shirts), ink jet printer and Cricut Easy Press 2

Hugging Booth

I’m sure you’ve all heard of a kissing booth, but have you ever heard of a “hugging booth”? Probably not…but for the sake of keeping a 1 year old’s birthday party fairly PG rated, we are rolling with it. “Hugs for Harvard” is a very unique way to ask your party guests to give your child money in lieu of a gift. All you have to do is share ahead of time that you are asking for donations towards the birthday kid’s future college fund and in return, they will receive a hug from the cutie, themselves! This is also a good opportunity for photos with all of the guests.

Photo Booth Creation:

Bottom: To create the bottom half of the photo booth, we used a large skinny box (from TV we just purchased) and wrapped it with sparkling metallic wrapping paper from the 99 cent store. The border was created with rhinestone rolls and attached with hot glue. This was also purchased at the 99 cent store, however if you are not able to find, click here to see an example we have linked from amazon. 

Poles: Used wrapping paper cardboard rolls to create poles, wrapped them in wrapping paper and attached with zip ties to bottom portion of photo booth.

Top: Styrofoam block (from TV we just purchased) wrapped in wrapping paper from the 99 cent store. 

Top Decorations: Cut yellow, blue and red clouds from large cardstock paper. Letters and pictures (owl, heart, and tree) were pre-made in packets that were all purchased at the 99 cent store.

Note: This is also how the ‘Welcome Sign’ was created.

Plastic Jar: placed on top of booth for people to put money in when they came up to take a picture with the birthday girl.

Kid's Photo Booth:

Kids Photo Booth:

We put a backdrop up for the young kids to take pictures with Daniel Tiger photo booth props. 

To take pictures: We put up a tripod that was equipped to hold an iPad and let the kids take the photos with the timer setting. 

Backdrop: purchased in a party pack with photo booth props from Party City.

Piñata:

Piñata: Most places did not have many Daniel Tiger supplies, so we had to order a custom piñata to be made. This has to be done at least 3 weeks in advance. Check in a week before your pick up date to assure the work is in progress. Make sure your pick up date is not the date of the party, so if any alterations need to be made, you will have time.

Cake Tip:

If you are getting a custom character cake, make sure to specify if you want a cake in the shape of the character or just the photo. We ordered this cake three weeks in advance and paid $90 for an image that we could have purchased for $13.00 on Amazon. See link below.

In Conclusion:

If you have a creative side, with time and planning, you can create your child’s dream Daniel Tiger party without breaking the bank! 

Good luck and feel free to leave a comment or any questions below!

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