Some schools are out for Spring vacation this week or next week. It is always fun to have neighborhood parties and here is a favorite my kids use to enjoy. We would make preparations for a ‘Worm Party’. We made invitations for each neighborhood child they wanted to invite and hand delivered them.
light-colored construction paper
Sharpie tip permanent marker
Plastic squeeze bottle (you can get mustard and ketchup squeeze bottles at the dollar store or use honey bottles)- you’ll need one bottle for each color of paint you use.
Paint (from recipe below)
Ice cube trays ( make up smaller batches by cutting the recipe in half and fill ice cube trays with each color and use a brush instead.) For this project I made a batch of paint and then split into several containers and then added my poster paint. It kept the cost down for this project.
Paint Recipe ( This paint has a unique texture and a fun look)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
4 or 5 teaspoons poster paint or tempera paint (various colors)
1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt and 1/4 cup of the water.
2. Add poster paint to achieve the color you want. Make only one color per mixture.
3. Continue adding more water so the ingredients are thick enough pour into the squeeze bottles. It is important that the paints are not runny.
4. Using a funnel to pour it in the bottles will avoid a lot of mess then label the bottle with the color. Or you can now put them in your ice cube trays.
5. Repeat the above four steps to create different colors.
6. Squeeze the paint onto the paper and create designs. Use paintbrushes to smooth out smudges, if needed. Let the cards dry for several hours on a flat surface before delivering.
I took construction paper and folded in half and then folded it in half again so I made smaller invitations. Fill out the necessary information of date, time and place inside the card before painting. I used balloon lettering for the front and used a sharpie marker and wrote worm party (your child can create their own fun lettering for this project.) Then I took a paint brush and filled in the lettering with the paint and let dry for several hours.
Worm Pudding Recipe
Crush up Oreo cookies and place on bottom of glass or container holding pudding.
Fill partially with pudding
Arrange worms in on top of pudding
Add some more Oreo cookies and pudding
Put some more worms on top and arrange as if they are crawling out of the container.
I use to let each child make their own worm pudding which seemed to add to the fun.
I counted out the number of worms each child could have so that everyone got their equal share.
I repeated this project one day a few years ago with my grand children. I loved watching their faces when I told them for desert we were going to have worm pudding. We had a lot of fun making them together and I let each child take turns pushing the button to the food processor to crush up the cookies. Upon the next visit from my grandson, he asked me if we could eat some more worm pudding so I know this was a memory maker.
Party Plans included:
Invitations made and delivered.
Worm Pudding to eat
Barb Webb made some worm pudding the other day and watched a great movie too. Visit her post to see what movie she chose.