Birthday Countdown: ◙ 20 days to go: Birthday Cake Craft ◙
On this day, their note said:
For your countdown craft activity, I'm going to give you a paper birthday cake...
Use pompoms and paper and stickers for frosting, and let's see what you make!
I printed a cake template, and cut circles and rectangle "sprinkles", and made paper roses from Crayola construction paper, punched out flowers from a flower punch, gave some pieces of crepe paper streamers, ribbon, pompoms, stickers, glue, and a pair of scissors for their birthday cake craft activity.
Open-ended cake craft like this one kept them busy as they used their creative skills and decided how they wanted to decorate their "birthday cake". Similarly, you can print out a cupcake template and have a "decorate your cupcake" activity.
As a variation, you can make a 3D version of a birthday cake craft, by wrapping circle or square boxes with plain paper to represent the cake, and have the kids add embellishments on all sides to decorate their cake.