It’s hard creating a “cool” party for boys as they get a little bit older! The stuff I make is usually cute…but cute definitely wasn’t going to work for my birthday boy. After deciding on the graffiti theme, I decided to have him help me with the backdrop! This is wear the bubble letters that you made in middle school start to come in handy. If you can make a bubble letter…then you are a graffiti artist!
I gathered supplies…all of which we had on hand…
- brown craft paper
- spray paint in various colors
- craft paint in various colors
The first step is to draw the bubble letter saying “Aidan is 8″ in pencil. After drawing the saying, I grabbed my helper and we headed out to the driveway. Using spray paint, we traced the letters holding the spray can about 12 inches from the paper. We did it a couple times.
Don’t worry about your letter details…you will be using the craft paint to paint the letter shapes to ensure they are clear and to add a little color.
Then we added a little yellow and white spray paint filling in the letters. I held the spray can just a few inches away when filling in the middle of the letters to show the shape of the letter better. We scribbled and splattered…and splattered a bit more!
After letting it dry, we added a bit more color with craft paint in blue and white…
There wasn’t any method to the madness…the mistakes and splattering only made it look more authentic!
And here is the finished product….
For the party party favors, I used the same technique but on white baseball hats. A little black spray paint and a few splatters…
The kids were able to customize their own hat with fabric markers…graffiti style. Here is a shot of the birthday boy wearing his graffiti hat while blowing out his candles…
Have a great week!