Other than just having games on a child birthday party, doing some craft work can be very interesting and meaningful. This is suitable for the more quiet children who like to sit down and enjoy doing up their crafts. A combination of two or three games and a craft will be good. At the end of the day, the children will be delighted to bring home their very own crafts. This would be very memorable and they will remember the great time they have during the birthday party. This sweet memory will also enhance the friendship between your child and his/her friends.
I will be recommending various crafts suitable for different age groups although some crafts are suitable for all ages. You can purchase these easily through the internet party stores. The prices are very reasonable, but range depending on the type of crafts you are getting. Based on your budget, you can select the one that best suits you. I recommend to buy these crafts off the shelves as you may not have time to prepare them, since they are inexpensive. Click to view some of these items on sales.
Another consideration is this: in spite of years of indoctrination from women's libbers, the fact remains that boys and girls like different sorts of crafts! If the craft seems a little girly, don't use it at boys. Stick with lace-up leather billfolds, Indian artifacts, dinosaur art, and similar projects. Girls will like beads and anything that's pink or purple. For a craft idea for kids birthday party where there are kids of both sexes, keep it on the boyish side and provide some pink materials to keep the girls happy.
An aspect of creativity that the non-creative types don't realize is that ideas spring from other ideas. That is, if you look over a book or website of craft ideas, may be none of them will appeal to you, but if you let them, they will spark an idea for a similar project. Use what you can and change what you must in the craft directions. For instance, the craft may have a slogan to be written across the front. If you need to change the slogan to fit your own needs, it's perfectly OK. For instance, the pictured project might say "Girls rock!" You can change that to "He is the Rock!" if that meets your VBS needs better.
A final suggestion is to realize that you don't have to change the instructions or create something new to have a good craft idea for kid use. Feel free to follow the instruction manual if that works better for you. The kids will have a great time either way. Just pick a craft idea, for kid's creativity beats adult's creativity most of the time! The kids will make it creative, even if you have doubts about your own ability in this area.
If you have the time and would like to organise and come up with your own unique craft materials, you may consider getting some books to assist you. Instead of knocking yourself out trying to come up with great children party crafts, you can have a bounty of ideas at your fingertips with this outstanding book Kid Party Crafts And Games!