I love the idea of wedding crafts for kids. It’s such a great way to make a very special day the best it can be for everyone who attends, and not just the grown-ups. A craft is a great addition to any kids table at a wedding. These bride and groom crafts include the use of one of my very favorite craft supplies…washi tape! It comes in so many patterns, colors and even textures. Scroll down for some of our recommendations for the best washi tape for this wedding craft.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Large popsicle sticks
- Washi tape (in both primarly white and black patterns)
- Construction paper (scraps are fine)
- Glue stick
It doesn’t take a lot of craft supplies to make interesting and imaginative crafts of all types. We stick to just 27 basic items that fit into one bag for all of the creative projects that we make here.
If you already keep washi tape in your bag (which is part of our master list of supplies we use for every craft here), then you likely already have something that will work for this wedding craft. But maybe you just don’t have a pattern that is very bridal or you are preparing for a group of kids (like if you use this as a fun activity at an actual wedding)…then here are a couple of links to products that may be helpful for your bride and groom.
I love using the lacy white washi tape for the bride. Be aware that you will need more than you think since kids can get quite carried away with wrapping it around. I conservatively used about 12″ of washi tape when making my bride, and twice that when making her with a more complex lacy dress. So plan for extra on hand just in case.
When creating the groom craft, I again used at least 12 to 18 inches of washi tape per project. It’s best to over plan rather than run out in the middle when crafting with kids.
How to Make Wedding Crafts for Kids
Step 1: Wrap the Washi Tape
- Start with a large popsicle stick.
- For your bride, choose a white patterned washi tape. We picked a lacy tape.
- Then wrap it around your popsicle stick, leaving about 1″ on the bottom and 1″ on the top.
- Do the same with another popsicle stick, this time using a black patterned washi tape for your groom puppet.
If you want to get a little fancier with your bride craft, here’s an idea. Instead of just wrapping the washi tape right around the popsicle stick, gather it slightly in “ruffles” as you’re wrapping. With this technique, your bride will turn out looking more like the picture below.
Step 2: Add Some Details
- Choose a color of construction paper for your bride’s hair and use the top of the popsicle stick as a template for cutting out the hair. Just place it on the paper and trace around the top of the stick with a pencil.
- Once you have traced around the shape, draw and cut out whatever hairstyle you would like for your bride. Be sure to make both the front and back of her hair.
- Repeat this same process for your groom.
Step 3: Finish Off Your Wedding Craft
- Cut from construction paper whatever details you would like to add to your bride and groom puppets.
- Then use a pencil to draw on the eyes and mouth. We found that using even a thin marker for this did not work well because of how the ink bleeds into the wood.
- Then use your markers for other details, like shoes, rosy cheeks, buttons on the shirt, waves in the hair, etc.
Now that you know how to make these wedding crafts for kids, there are so many different ways that you can make your bride and groom look. It’s so nice when no two crafts are alike. And when they’re done, you can have them act out love stories for the ages. You can make this fun kids’ craft part of a larger kids table station. Here are few great ideas for wedding kids table themes on Rusic Wedding Chic.