Kid culture is ever changing. It can be tough to keep up will all of the fads that come and go. Silly bands are out; snap bracelets are long gone; fidget spinners are taking over the world… and so on. So what is a mom to do if she wants to surprise her daughter with some fun and relevant craft ideas, but she doesn’t have time to keep up with the trends? It’s easier than you think. Emojis are one popular cultural icon that does not seem to be going anywhere. Here are four easy, kid-pleasing, low-mess craft ideas that your daughter will love—and that you will love to do with her.
1. Emoji Photo Booth Masks
These are crowd pleasers, and they’re easy-peasy to put together. The next time your daughter has friends over, help them set up a cute photo booth (just a camera in front of a plain wall) where they can take share-worthy group pictures of themselves with these cute Emoji props. Simply cut yellow construction paper into large circles (about the size of your kiddo’s face), cut out eye holes, draw different Emoji expressions on each one, and staple or glue a popsicle stick holder to the bottom. Voila! Hours of photo booth fun.
2. Emoji Sugar Cookies
You can make these babies from scratch if you have the time, but just cutting round cookies from a tube of sugar cookie dough works just as well—so don’t sweat it. Bake the cookies, and let them cool while you set out your supplies. You’ll need yellow frosting, which can, of course, come from a can. Or, just add a few drops of yellow food coloring to plain white frosting and mix. After giving each cookie a yellow frosting base and letting it sit a little while to harden, use black and red gel frosting tubes to create your favorite Emoji faces!
3. Emoji Birthday Balloons
This one couldn’t be easier. Although they work for any occasion, these cute balloons are a hit at parties. Simply buy a pack of yellow round balloons, fill with air or helium, and decorate with your favorite Emoji faces with black and red markers. Simple! Kids will love bouncing them around, and taking a picture while making matching faces with their favorite ones.
4. Emoji Treasure Boxes
Normally, your used-up lip balm tubes just go in the trash, right? Either that, or they sadly live at the bottom of your bag for months. Well, our Townleygirl Emoji moisturizing lip balm balls are just too cute to suffer that cruel fate. When these are finally empty, just put them into the dishwasher to clean out any lip balm residue, and then fill them with all the tiny little treasures of childhood. Beads, little crystals, pom poms, Barbie shoes, any tiny little treasure will happily find its home in these tiny Emoji treasure boxes.
Childhood slips away so quickly! Doing these easy, fun, and low-stress crafts with your daughter or daughters can help you create the kind of wholesome memories you’ll always treasure.