With the recent release of Cars 2, I thought it would be fun to have a play date for my Moms Club where the kids could get a refresher look at the first Cars movie, and get their craft on!
Tip Junkie post about a Cardboard Box Birthday, so you could glam it up alot more for a party - I opted to keep it simple for our playgroup.
I work for a company that has plenty of boxes for free, you could save up your diaper boxes or ask around at local copy shops or appliance stores for boxes too. I collected a box for each child (roughly 18x24x18"), then I cut all the flaps off top and bottom except for one - for a windshield/dashboard. This makes the box light and maneuverable for the kids to pick up and "drive" around.
As each family arrived, I handed out a box and showed them to Ramones House of Body Art where the plates and decorations were divided and prepared in packs for easy hand out. They could pick up a couple markers and a glue stick as well. The kids decorated the car as they liked - with Moms help, for the smaller ones. I printed off some license plate templates so each child could personalize their car. I allowed only 40 minutes for decorating, in the interest of time saving, but you could opt for longer - the kids loved adding on after they scoped out each others designs.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed!