Roll of paper
Markers, colored pencils, or similar things
Friends come and go when kids are little. One child moves away, another switches schools, and your child never sees that kid again. That’s one reason why it’s important to create keepsakes, such as photos and home movies. But a child will be busy at the party, and may not be interested in picture taking, so you’ll have to do that. There is a keepsake that all of the children will be interested in making though; it’s a wall signing. No, kids won’t write and draw on your wall, but with paper in place, they can each leave a lasting signature.
There are lots of cool crafts that kids can do to remember the fun times that they had. As they get older, and memories fade, kids who create keepsakes can view them to be reminded of those times. Some kids make memory jars, where things like pictures, tickets, notes, and similar things, are kept forever. But what your child will love – as a grownup – is a keepsake wall signing, made as a child. His or her friends can sign their names, draw pictures, and wish your child the happiest birthday.
Paper purchased by the roll works great since it lets you decide on how large to make the keepsake signature sheet. Tape the paper to the wall and let the kids do the rest. Provide markers, crayons, colored pencils, or even finger paints. Or, let them have fun with your rubber stamps. Kids can sign their names, draw pictures, stamp images, and otherwise create the keepsake wall signing paper.
There are other things that can be added to the signed paper to embellish it. Give the kids glitter pens to write the date of the party, how many kids came, and other facts. Or, give them inexpensive craft items, such as buttons, stickers, felt shapes, wooden shapes, and similar things.
Your child might not think too much about the birthday party wall signature craft, but over the years, he or she will grow up, and that’s when the simple paper becomes a treasured heirloom. Rather than fold it, and create creases that will deteriorate, roll the paper, and store it in a poster tube. One day, give it to your grown child, and watch the excitement as it’s unrolled and viewed for the first time in years. Your kid will appreciate your thoughtfulness.