Arts & crafts projects provide a nice balance to more active party games and completed projects can also serve as party favors.
Arts & crafts should be relatively easy, so they aren’t frustrating for children and don’t require a lot of adult involvement. Avoid crafts that require lots of glue (messy and frustrating) and provide washable paints and markers to avoid staining clothes and skin.
Coloring, beading (bracelets or key chains), modeling clay, and pipe cleaner sculpting are popular craft projects that most children are familiar with.
If the party is before a holiday, consider a craft related to the holiday. For example, guests could decorate small pumpkins with markers and stickers at an October birthday party and then take the pumpkins home as party favors to decorate their rooms for Halloween.