Easy Baby Shower Projects
Use our easy paper projects to put together a fun baby shower with little fuss. We have ideas for adorable invites, cupcake toppers, themed desserts, and decorations. The abundance of clouds and raindrops makes for an easily adaptable party theme, too, and can be used for bridal showers and other parties.
Creative Baby Shower Invitation
These simple shower invitations look great -- and only take a few minutes to make! Fold a light blue piece of scrapbook paper in half, and round the corners with a corner rounder tool. Make a cloud shape with a paper punch and adhere using adhesive foam. Punch small hearts from different colors of paper and adhere below the cloud for raindrops. Write "baby shower" on strips of colored paper; adhere to the bottom right-hand corner of the card using adhesive foam for a dimensional effect.
Rain Boots and Flowers Centerpiece
Play up the shower theme with this easy-to-make centerpiece. Punch paper flowers in varying shades of one color, layer the colors from dark to light, and bend the petals for dimension. Attach to green-painted bamboo skewers using a few dabs of glue, then embellish the stems with paper leaves and letter stickers. Insert the paper flowers in a pair of small rain boots, and tie a big bow around the boots for a sweet finishing touch.
Editor's Tip: If you don't know whether the baby is a boy or a girl, keep your color scheme gender-neutral with both pink and blue, offset by green, yellow, and peach hues.
Tissue Paper Rain Cloud Decorations
Make a statement with clusters of white tissue paper pom-poms made to look like rain clouds. Follow our instructions for making the pom-poms, available below, and make an extra hanging loop at the bottom to attach dangling raindrops. To make easy, double-sided raindrops, punch out blue hearts and fold them in half around transparent nylon.
Baby Rattle Marshmallow Pops
Candy-coated marshmallows star on lollipop sticks as the perfect baby shower- theme treat -- edible baby rattles. To make, coat marshmallows in melted candy, such as caramel or butterscotch, and decorate them with sprinkles. Skewer the pops with lollipop sticks and tie with blue or pink ribbon. Add a punched circle at the other end of each pop to form a handle. Drill small holes or use small pieces of foam on a length of painted wood to hold the baby rattle pops in place on display.
Paper Cloud Cupcake Toppers
Add interest to blue frosted cupcakes with punched paper cloud toppers. Mix up the cloud colors by punching some shapes from white and some from gray cardstock, and attach the shapes to toothpicks for an easy decoration. Blue sprinkles on top of the frosting suggest fresh raindrops.
Mommy-to-Be Advice Sheet
For a fun shower activity, have each guest fill out an advice sheet for the mommy-to-be. Print out the sheet, available below, and cut a strip of patterned paper to fit the left-hand side. Cut two horizontal slits in the patterned-paper strip, then adhere it to the advice sheet. To make the umbrella pencil topper, punch a half-circle from patterned cardstock. Use scallop-edge decorative scissors to make scalloped edges, then add outlines to the shape with a black pen. Adhere the umbrella shape to the pencil using glue dots, and tuck the pencil into the two slits in the patterned-paper strip.
ABC Block Cupcakes
These adorable cupcakes can serve as both food and decoration. Spell "Welcome Baby" for a sweet touch. Get the block shape by using a square muffin pan.
Makes: 12 servings
Start to Finish: 1 hr
Baby Bib Cupcakes
Rolled fondant icing is the key to creating these cute baby bib cupcakes. Make each bib unique with tinted frosting accents, such as ruffles, bows, and other adorable designs.
Editor's Tip: Rolled fondant icing can be found in the cake decorating section of most hobby and crafts stores.
Makes: 12 servings
Start to Finish: 1 hr 30 mins
Cloud Drink Straws
Stick with the baby shower theme by making these easy straw toppers. Simply punch cloud shapes from white cardstock, then punch a hole in the center and slip over a striped drinking straw.
Pair with our recipe for lemonade!
Makes: 4 servings
Yield: 32 ounces
Start to Finish: 20 mins
Baby Shower Gift Bag
Send guests home with small treats in a pretty custom bag that's so simple to make. Embellish a plain kraft-paper gift bag with patterned paper, dimensional punched clouds, and sparkling gem raindrops. To make each cloud, punch five cloud shapes from white cardstock, fold each one in half, then adhere the folded pieces with the backs together. Add a bow and other embellishments to finish the adorable gift bag.
Dropping by Baby Shower Favors
As guests depart, pass out treat sacks filled with lemon drops to thank them for "dropping" by -- another homage to the shower theme. To make, fill glassine bags with small candies and top with patterned paper. Cut the bottom edge of the patterned paper with scallop-edge scissors. Add a few paper raindrops and a cloud punch with a printed sentiment to finish.