Decorative Birthday Chair
Dolls, teddy bears, action figures! This decorative chair, a birthday custom in Lithuania and Holland, is the perfect perch for your favorite pals.
1 WARNING: This chair is for decoration only. Cardboard does not support a child’s weight.
2 Countries including Lithuania and Holland celebrate birthdays by decorating the special person’s chair with streamers, signs, and birthday wishes. In honor of this custom, here’s one way to create a birthday chair to display a stuffed animal, action figure, or doll.
3 Prepare the pieces. Cut recycled cardboard rolls into six pieces (4 legs, 2 back pieces) with Crayola® Scissors. Find a medium-size, square shallow box or lid (for the chair seat) and one or two strips of cardboard (for the chair back).
4 Cover your craft area with newspaper. Using Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint and Brushes, paint all the pieces. Air-dry the paint.
5 Assemble the chair. With Crayola School Glue, attach one tube (chair leg) in each corner of the box. Air-dry the glue.
6 Turn over the chair bottom. Glue the remaining two tubes to the seat of the chair above the bottom back legs. Lay flat to air-dry the chair.
7 Glue the cardboard strip(s) to the two tubes that form the back of the chair. Lay flat to air-dry.
8 Decorate the chair. On construction paper, use your imagination and Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils to draw the birthday person’s name, birthday greetings, streamers, and any other suitable decorations.
9 Color your designs with Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers. Flip the marker and apply the special color switcher tip to highlight colors and add patterns. The effects are magical!
10 Erase any extra colored pencil marks. Cut out pieces and glue your designs on the chair.
11 If you wish, glue garlands of ribbon to the seat. Display your dolls, super heroes, or other lightweight items in the chair.