The Takeaway: Crafty Birthday Parties Where Kids Make & Create

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Enough with the gift bags full of tiny doodads and stickers! Send the kids home from your child’s next birthday party with a project they made while having fun with their own two hands. From crafty to tech-y, tasty to terrariums, we’ve rounded up the best ideas for maker birthday parties of all kinds — some of which will even come to you! Click through to get inspired!

For a STEM-tacular Bash: Brooklyn Robot Foundry

The kids will have so much fun they just might blow a fuse. The Robot Foundry hosts birthday parties where yes, revelers get to make their own robot. Hosted at either the Foundry's Tribeca or Gowanus locations, parties are available at three levels: silver, gold and platinum, with prices slightly higher at the Manhattan outpost. The silver level is best for kids 4 to 6, as the project is a robot without electronics; gold and platinum parties include a robot project with electronics, as well as additional features like goody bags, cake and food, decorations, etc. Parties last for 1.5 hour in a dedicated space, and are for 25 kids or fewer. Rates start at $375. 72 Warren St. at Broadway Tribeca 347-762-6840 303 3rd Ave. Gowanus 347-762-6840 Online: <a target="_blank" href="; target="_blank"></a> <em>photo: Brooklyn Robot Foundry</em>fuck


Do you have a favorite spot to hold a crafty birthday party? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Mimi O’Connor