Art for Kids: Hosting a Safe and Fun Kid’s Art Party

It was Picasso who said that all children are artists. The problem is how to ensure they remain so when adults.  Artists are the world’s mirror. Art is important. It’s why prioritising art for kids is a civic duty! What better way to do this than throwing an arts and crafts party? Luckily, arts and crafts for kids can be the main activity in almost any themed party. Making spider webs out of wool for a Spider-Man-themed bash? No problem. Here at Payflex, you’ll have all the art ideas for kids at your fingertips. Let’s party!

Art for Kids Parties: Essential Supplies 

So, you want to release your child’s inner Jackson Pollock? Or Frida Kahlo? We’ve got you covered. But before you contact any art agents in London and Paris, let’s bed down the art for kids basics.

Firstly, when choosing art party supplies, consider age-appropriateness. Younger children usually need larger and easier-to-use materials. Older children, with their fine motor skills down pat, may be ready for more complex projects. These can involve smaller materials. For all ages, ensure that materials are non-toxic and easy to clean up. When choosing art supplies, remember that exploration, experimentation and creativity should be encouraged.  Here’s our list of must have art for kids party supplies:

Tempera Paint

Tempera paint is a great option for kids’ parties because it is non-toxic, easy to clean up, and comes in a wide range of colours.

Large, Heavy Paper

Large, heavy paper is ideal for kids’ parties. Think thick brown or white paper so that paint doesn’t soak through, or that rips and tears don’t happen easily. Hardier paper allows kids to create bigger and more elaborate artworks.

Paint Brushes

Paint brushes are essential for painting and can be used with a variety of mediums, including tempera paint, watercolor paint, and liquid watercolours.


Markers are perfect for art parties. There are many types of markers, with various colours and thicknesses. Look our for markers that can be used on a variety of surfaces such as paper, cardboard and fabric. 


Glue is always a handy addition to art for kids parties. Again, look for glue suitable for a variety of materials. 


Scissors are necessary for cutting paper, cardboard, and other materials. Make sure to provide age-appropriate scissors for younger children.

Craft Sticks

Craft sticks are versatile and can be used for a variety of projects, including building structures and creating puppets.

Pom Poms

Pom poms are a fun and colourful addition to any art for kids project. They can be used for decorating, gluing, and so much more.  more

Are you dying to throw an epic art and crafts party for those special kids in your life, but end-of-year budget constraints are a real thing?

Don’t let finances get in the way of an artist’s dreams! That’s right, with Payflex’s buy now, pay later flexible payment solution, your kids can paint like Picasso in no time. The best part? It’s interest free!

Art and Craft Ideas for Kids’ Parties

Now the fun begins! When it comes to planning a children’s art party, your imagination is the limit. There are a few things to consider when devising activities. Consider what would interest the children, being mindful of their age and abilities. A general rule of thumb is that activities should be simple (children can likely do them on their own) and can be completed in a short time frame.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Freestyle finger painting.
  2. Handprint and footprint painting. In addition to bright paint, provide a selection of stickers, glitter and other bits and bobs to adorn their prints.
  3. Sock caterpillars. Use old socks, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and feathers for a whole lot of fun! Remember to choose the right craft glue.
  4. Homemade party hats.
  5. Party masks.
  6. Homemade journals/books for the older children.
  7. Paper plate crowns.

Arranging the art station for the party

A creative party can quickly descend into chaos. It’s why with a bit of organisation, you can let the creative juices flow stress free. Here are a few tips to make your art party a seamless experience for all involved:

  1.  Choose a well-ventilated area with enough space for the kids to move around.
  2. Cover the table with a plastic tablecloth to protect it from spills and stains.
  3. Set up the art supplies in an organised manner, such as arranging them by color or type.
  4. Use containers or trays to hold the art supplies and keep them within reach of the children.
  5. Supervise the children at all times to ensure their safety.
  6. Set clear rules and guidelines for the children to follow, such as no running or throwing art supplies.
  7. Provide instructions for the art activities and demonstrate how to use the supplies.
  8. Have cleaning supplies on hand in case of spills.
  9. Use non-toxic art supplies that are safe for children to use.
  10. Provide aprons or smocks to protect clothing.

In conclusion

Now that you’re well on your way to hosting a children’s art and crafts party, you can head over to any of Payflex’s participating stores. With Payflex’s buy now pay later payment solution, you’ll pay 4 interest-free installments over a 6-week period. Are you as excited as we are to get those creative juices flowing?