Decorative Birthday Chair

Decorative Birthday Chair craft

Dolls, teddy bears, action figures! This decorative chair, a birthday custom in Lithuania and Holland, is the perfect perch for your favorite pals.

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    WARNING: This chair is for decoration only. Cardboard does not support a child’s weight.

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    Countries including Lithuania and Holland celebrate birthdays by decorating the special person’s chair with streamers, signs, and birthday wishes. In honor of this custom, here’s one way to create a birthday chair to display a stuffed animal, action figure, or doll.

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    Prepare the pieces. Cut recycled cardboard rolls into six pieces (4 legs, 2 back pieces) with Crayola® Scissors. Find a medium-size, square shallow box or lid (for the chair seat) and one or two strips of cardboard (for the chair back).

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    Cover your craft area with newspaper. Using Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint and Brushes, paint all the pieces. Air-dry the paint.

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    Assemble the chair. With Crayola School Glue, attach one tube (chair leg) in each corner of the box. Air-dry the glue.

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    Turn over the chair bottom. Glue the remaining two tubes to the seat of the chair above the bottom back legs. Lay flat to air-dry the chair.

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    Glue the cardboard strip(s) to the two tubes that form the back of the chair. Lay flat to air-dry.

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    Decorate the chair. On construction paper, use your imagination and Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils to draw the birthday person’s name, birthday greetings, streamers, and any other suitable decorations.

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    Color your designs with Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers. Flip the marker and apply the special color switcher tip to highlight colors and add patterns. The effects are magical!

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    Erase any extra colored pencil marks. Cut out pieces and glue your designs on the chair.

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    If you wish, glue garlands of ribbon to the seat. Display your dolls, super heroes, or other lightweight items in the chair.