A colourful range of children's art, craft, sewing and cooking projects


what's involved in an arty crafty party?

You’ll often find us sporting our festival hairbands at a party - well who wouldn’t?! At a Magpie Makes party we encourage the party guests to have lots of fun with their activity. The lovely part about a making party is that you have something special (and made by you) to take home at the end. All our children's parties are run by two of the Magpie team. This will depend on activity chosen and the specialism of the team leader. If an activity is messy we provide aprons, but please do encourage guests not to wear their best party outfits

where will the party be?

For a totally hassle free solution to hosting a children’s party, why not come to one of our two light and bright studios? We can accommodate 15 kids in the large studio and 8 in the smaller one, run a creative party activity and you don’t have any of the clearing up. We are also very happy to come to your home if that suits you better. If you are inviting a larger number of children we are happy to come to a venue of your choice.

how much does it cost?

The cost varies by activity and also number of children so we prefer to quote on an individual party basis rather than listing our prices on our website. Please get in touch for this information, we offer discounts for large bookings. Each party booking includes complimentary postcard-style invitations and a badge for the birthday girl or boy

how do I book?

Due to calendar complexities we are not currently able to take online party reservations. Please email us or call Suzie on 07740 125104 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and find an available date. When we have agreed a date and activity you can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit.

party bags – a little extra...

Packed in a pretty paper bag we offer a choice of either hearts or stars as simple sewing kits. They are a perfect little take home gift at the end of a Magpie party. Each kit contains everything you need and clear instructions to sew a decorative hanging decoration. Recommended for ages 6+

Choose from these arty crafty projects for your party...

Insects and flowers made from colourful clay, by children

silk clay cute creatures

Get your hands on some of our favourite easy to work with clay and have a modelling lesson!

ages 6+

colourful painted canvases, from a children's art party

paint a canvas

Create a modern geometric art canvas for your wall, or work with our templates to a theme of your choice to create your own masterpiece to hang on the wall at home.

ages 7+

Painting of an owl at a Harry Potter themed painting party

Harry Potter painting

If you're a Harry Potter fan then come and paint a canvas with a Hogwarts theme. We've created templates and lots of inspiration to help.

ages 8+

Children's bangles and beads from a craft party

badges & beads

Think about colour combinations before making a memory wire bracelet or keyring. A chance to get crafty with all our cool bits and bobs.

ages 7+

Decopatch bear, a children's craft party project


Decopatch is a great way of turning something plain into something colourful. Choose a letter or an animal, and decorate with pretty papers.

ages 6+

child using watercolours to paint a picture at an art party

watercolour painting

We'll teach you how to create a wash background as you paint our gorgeous llama with proper watercolour paints.

ages 8+

Party children holding up canvases they painted themselves

paint a kawaii canvas

Kawaii is the Japanese word for 'cute' and our canvases are just that. Choose a template and mix acrylic paints to just the right colours.

ages 7+

bag printed by children at an art party

Indian block print a bag

Use our fabric paints and gorgeous Indian block stamps to decorate a canvas bag – perfect for shopping trips or sleepovers.

ages 8+

Child designing tshirt, at a craft party

t-shirt designing

We use Sharpie pens and cool templates to customise a white t-shirt... which you can wear home at the end!

ages 6+

a birthday party activity to make a clock using a craft kit

make a clock

We'll bring the pre-cut circular clock faces and movements, your job is to create an awesome design and get painting!

ages 7+

unicorn party favours, from a children's craft party

unicorn party

This party is full of all the rainbow sparkle that surrounds every good unicorn. We will help you get crafty making unicorn wands and hairbands.

ages 5+

canvases painted by children at an art party

paint a pop art canvas

Be inspired by pop art to paint a canvas for your wall. You will work with our templates to help create your own masterpiece to hang on a wall at home.

ages 9+

"Thank you both SO much for making Mia's birthday party so special. It was honestly one of the best parties we've ever had. The t-shirts were absolutely gorgeous (we especially loved the glitter!) and the activity was pitched perfectly for the age group/ability level. Mia was quite nervous beforehand but you made her feel really special. I love how you've made her feel confident about being creative. Thank you again. Magpie Makes is amazing!"



chosen your dream party?

Find out if we're free on your party date!

Email suzie@magpiemakes.co.uk with your enquiry and any questions.