Wearable crafts fit in well with a fashion-themed party. The DIY fashion accessories keep the kids busy and give them something to show off. Let the kids strut their stuff on a makeshift runway after making the wearable crafts.
Jewelry is an obvious choice when planning wearable crafts for a kids’ fashion party. Buy lots of different types of beads and string for the jewelry. You can also get clasps if you don’t want to tie the string to make the necklaces or bracelets. Sort the beads out by type so the kids can easily see what they want to use for their jewelry pieces.
Craft stores sell all sorts of plain hair clips that work well for homemade hair accessories. Set out fake flowers, ribbon, beads and sequins to use on the hair clips. The kids can make bows or glue flowers directly to the clips. Hot glue is the best way to stick the decorations to the clips. This wearable craft works best for older kids.
Customized Flip Flops
Start with a pair of plain flip flops for each child. You’ll need to know shoe sizes — ask for that information in the invitations. Use ribbon, beads, sequins and flowers as decorations on the flip flops. Hot glue the accessories onto the existing straps of the flip flops to make custom shoes.
Plain t-shirts are inexpensive and offer lots of different options for DIY wearable crafts. If you want to tie dye shirts, buy everyone white t-shirts. Tie dying outdoors keeps your home from getting stained. You can also use fabric paint or fabric markers to decorate the shirts. Use a piece of cardboard cut to fit inside the shirt for easier decorating. The cardboard keeps the shirt from bunching up or folding on top of itself and ruining the design.