Here is a fun Cupcake Craft to make for a girl’s birthday party. It’s so cute that she might want to play long after her birthday is gone!
Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake is an updated version of the old classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey birthday party game. You may be able to buy this, although it was not available when I needed it for my young daughter’s birthday occasion. So this shows you how to make your own version using cardboard and inexpensive craft materials. It makes for a cute looking and fun game for little girls in particular to play – who doesn’t love cupcakes!
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Some thick card or cardboard – I cut up a spare box
- Decorative paper – gift wrap is ideal
- Glue stick and scissors
- Sticky tape and double sided white foam tape
- Craft foam
Step 1: you need to cut two large pieces for your cupcake shape. The bottom section is shaped rather like a square with rounded corners at the bottom while the top section looks like a fluffy cloud shape. They were not too hard for me to draw and cut.
If you struggle with making your own cupcake shaped design, look up Cupcake Outline in a search on either Google or Bing and you will find lots that you could use to print out and get a basic shape for your party cake.
Step 2: cover the bottom part of your cupcake with some decorative paper. I used a silver roll of gift wrap and stuck it onto the front of the card using a stick glue adhesive.
Step 3: trim around the gift wrap and tape or glue the rough edges of the gift wrap to the back where they won’t show.
Step 4: choose a different pattern of paper for the top section of the cupcake design. I chose this bright patterned gift wrap. Stick it on to the fluffy cloud shaped topping.
You could draw using a black Sharpie to make some vertical lines to give the look of a cupcake wrapper on the bottom section of card. I thought it was fun to wrap some black yarn around, sticking it to the back with tape as I went.
Step 5: now it is time to stick the two pieces of card together to make your main cupcake design for the game. I stuck mine using tape across the back.
Step 6: for this part I chose to use craft foam for a different texture but you could use paper, card or felt instead. I drew around a jar lid to make a red foam cherry for the very top of the cupcake which I stuck down right in the top middle of the frosting area.
You then need lots of other cherries (I used pink craft foam) that the children will use to place on the cupcake while blindfolded. You need as many of these as you have players for the game. Use a round object like a lid to draw and cut out lots of circles.
Step 7: use double sided white foam tape on the back of the foam cherries. Cut off a length and stick it to the back of each cherry. When it is time to play the game, the backing on the white foam can be pulled off so it will stick to the cupcake. I used a striped paper bag to hold all the cherries inside until it was time to play the party game. The girls had lots of fun playing this and it can be used as part of a whole birthday cupcake theme if you like.
Here’s a few more cupcake crafts:
- Make a Matching Cupcake Shaped Birthday Card
- DIY Felt Cupcake Mini Plush Pattern
- Cupcake Perler Bead Patterns
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