Though my oldest daughter’s birthday was a few weeks ago, I didn’t manage to pull together a school friend birthday party until this weekend. Thankfully my daughter is happy with having just her 3 closest friends as guests, and those friends were all free! She requested a hexbug party, so I gathered a 5-pack of bugs and materials for DIY bug mazes.
It was an excuse to go to my favorite art store Artist and Craftsman, and buy one of my favorite open-ended craft supplies- a Casey’s Wood Products bag of odds and ends.
These things are THE BEST for just chucking in the middle of the table with some glue, string, wire, pipe cleaners, etc. and seeing what the kids come up with. I also got a six-pack of wood frames to act as the base for the mazes, and poster tack for sticking the wood pieces down
As all the bugs were different colors, I made a blind grab box to avoid fighting over who got what.
They all ended up trading but at least it was fair!
Everyone had fun sticking different pieces in the frames and seeing how the bugs interacted with their environments
I had fun buildings a little maze too!
I also made mini cheesecake bites that were so much easier than a big cheesecake and totally delicious. More on that tomorrow…