Coloring Candles Birthday Cake Centerpiece

Coloring Candles Birthday Cake Centerpiece craft

No need to blow out these birthday candles! Make this cake centerpiece ahead of your party. It holds colored pencils that guests use to design placemats.

  • 1.

    Cover your work area with newspaper. To create a colorful watercolor wash, use a sponge to moisten a large piece of heavy white paper. Drip Crayola® Washable Watercolors onto the paper. Sponge gently over the paper to mix the colors, then add more drops of color. Try several color combinations on different pieces of paper. Dry.

  • 2.

    Cover a recycled cereal box with the watercolor wash paper. Seal seams with Crayola School Glue.

  • 3.

    Lay the box flat. With an adult's help, use Crayola Scissors to punch holes on top of the box. Make the same number of holes as the birthday child's new age, or as the number of party guests.

  • 4.

    Add decorations and lettering using Crayola Glitter Glue to resemble a real birthday cake. Dry.

  • 5.

    Insert one Crayola Colored Pencil into each hole. Place the cake in the center of the party table.

  • 6.

    Place white paper for a placemat at each seat around the table. Invite party guests to decorate their placemats using your birthday cake centerpiece coloring candles.