My sweet nephew just celebrated his birthday. His mom threw a party with a construction and truck theme, and I was happy to contribute a few crafts to make his special event more memorable!
My sister-in-law is super generous, so I really wanted to create a goodie bag for her, that would A.) FIT all of the treats she was sending home with the party guests B.) incorporate the party theme and C.) look like more than just a plane ol’ bag; and then the traffic cone idea hit me. (In fact, I may have been in traffic STARING at a row of cones when this “brilliance” struck. But lets keep that between us, shall we?)
Before I bought or cut any fabric, I pulled out my giant roll o’ butcher paper to make a paper pattern. Then, after some folding, pinning, eye-balling and snipping…
I had the basics shape created in bright orange felt! My cone was nearly life-sized and I was thrilled with that!
I did a bit more pinning and then got the trusty old sewing machine out. Here are a few stills from the process:
After creating the first one, I whipped up four more, and added felt handles for easy carrying.
Incidentally, I’m thinking about putting my pattern for sale in my etsy shop- so I’d love to hear from parents on whether you think this is purchase-worthy. My thought was that the kids could take their cones home and use them in their rooms to store their small cars and trucks in, or have mom stuff them with Polyfill, and use them as pillows! Successful?
Anyway, beyond my cone contribution, there was a TON of truck party fun!
My sister-in-law made this super adorable cake that was DEEELISH! It even had edible rocks on it! Great job, sis!
The kiddos had a blast playing with little trucks in the wheel barrow of sand!
I painted this “Pin the Scoop on the Truck” game for the wee ones to play…
MOST of the boys were really good at pinning the scoop EXACTLY where it belonged!
Poor little guy!
I also made these construction-themed bean bags for a game of “truck tire bulls eye.” The boys were insanely good at this by the way. It was almost scary!
(I love a party with activities, don’t you?)
After lots of crafts, cake and fun, the boys all packed up and left with their cones stuffed with goodies!
Most important, my nephew had an amazing day! He was surrounded by friends and loved ones and his mother put on an awesome party for him! I was honored to join in the fun.
These are so cute. I think they would go great with a “Toy Story” themed party too.
Helen Dooley says
Way cool! I couldve used this a few ago. lol
Soo adorable – I think it’s hard to come up with cute boy themes for parties. I’m going to remember this for my little guy. I would definitely buy the cone pattern, my only problem is that I don t have a sewing machine. But that should not be an issue. Yes, put those in your shop, along with some accessories to go with it.
PS I made your no-knead rosemary bread the other day and my mom (who has been baking bread forever and always gives me a hard time about the fact that I don’t) absolutely loved it. Love your blog!
This is so cute! Before we actually found out we were having a boy, girls seemed like they had so many more opportunities for adorable stuff. I love finding things like this that I’ll be able to do in the future for our boy!
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