I started hosting birthday parties at my studio, No Corner Suns. Of course, the first party that booked wanted a Frozen themed party and project. I was charged with coming up with an actual art lesson around the wildly popular movie. I scoured Pinterest, but was having a hard time finding fun lessons...not just put-together projects.
Knowing my class would be wildly excited 8 year old girls lead most of my decision for these projects. When the girls arrived they built and designed their own Snow Queen Wands. I stocked up on silvery shiny papers, streamers, ribbons, duck tape, and a die-cuts. I taught the girls how to cut snowflakes as they arrived. It was differentiated!
We cleaned up our wands and got ready for our real project...Do you want to build a snowman? Using Olaf as our guide, the girls built a snowman collage. I sometimes teach a variation of this lesson to kindergartners during my normal public school teaching. I was SOO afraid we were going to run out of time during the party, that I kind of over prepared and it. Instead of running out of time, we had a ton of time leftover. Ooops. Do not do that with a group of wild 8 year old girls.
Fortunately, mom brought a game, we ate cake, opened presents, and I had plenty of recyclables and fun masking tape for a little Open Studio Time. I think they loved the tin can/toilet paper tube/plastic lid/masking tape projects better than the actual projects! And, it kept them all busy while parents came to pick them up!