Cardboard Birthday Cake

January is a big month of celebrating around Art Feeds! It's Art Feeds’ Birthday as well as the Birthdays of our CEO and COO, that help make the wheels spin on the whole operation. To celebrate, we're combining our favorite things: recycling with paint and colorful supplies! Join us in making a cake with a little less sugar!



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-Celebration Candle Printable from blog


-Paper plate (or other circular object to trace)

-Drawing Utensils

-We used our favorites from iHeartArt Supplies by @brightstripesco



-Painters Tape or a low temp hot glue gun

-Construction paper 



-Washable or acrylic paint

-Pom Poms 


-Foam stickers 

-Wooden popsicle sticks

...anything else you'd like to decorate with!




Step 1: Write out your own celebrations or intentions on your candles with the help of the Celebration Candle Printable.

Step 2: Paint, draw on, or decorate your candles in whatever way you like & let dry.

Step 3: Use your paper plate or something circular to trace a circle on your cardboard.

Step 4: Cut out strips of cardboard that will be as wide as you would like your cake to be tall.

Step 5: Round out the strips of cardboard so that they, more easily, fit around your circle shape.

Step 6: Glue or tape your strips of cardboard onto your circle shape, and then flip it right-side-up to reveal a cake shape.

Step 7: Make slits in the top of your cake for your candles to stand in.

Step 8: Decorate your cake any way you would like with materials you have!

Step 9: Create flames for each of your candles out of paper.


When you make your own version of this project, post it online with #ArtFeedsMakes so we can cheer you on in your creativity! 


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