Sleepovers provide private time for girls to share and giggle about everything in their lives. While it's fun lying in sleeping bags, watching movies and munching popcorn together, it's even more exciting when girls can spend time creating crafts with each other. It's best to be sure the girls make crafts they will actually want to use.
Help girls make customized T-shirts at their next sleepover. Buy plain white tees or ask girls to bring their own. Take photos of the girls together at the party, then create designs on a computer using the photos and text. Some ideas for captions include "Friends 4 Ever" and "Party Princesses." Print out the designs onto iron-on fabric transfer paper, then iron the designs onto the girls' tees for one-of-a-kind shirts and instant keepsakes.
Girls love bags, and a great craft for sleepovers enables them to design their own totes. Buy plain totes at a craft store or ask girls to bring their own. Print out custom photo designs onto iron-on transfer paper, or use fabric paints and stencils to add each girl's monogram to a tote. Hot-glue gems, beads and sequins onto the totes for a little extra glam.
Another cute sleepover craft is a photo frame. Buy plain wooden frames at a craft store, along with ivory-colored paint and ivory-colored buttons. Have the girls paint the frames. While the paint is drying, snap fun photos of the girls and print them out. When the frames are dry, hot-glue buttons all over the front of the frames, then slip in photos of the girls. The monochromatic frames will highlight the adorable photos inside.
For girls who enjoy playing with dolls, include a craft in their sleepover that enables them to create doll accessories. Buy plain doll clothes and hats at a craft store and have girls customize them with their own designs. Provide markers or fabric paints for the young fashion designers. Afterward, have the girls put the clothes and hats on their dolls and take photos of the group.
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