Easy Crafts for Baby Shower

Baby showers are one of the exciting and fun parts of being pregnant. The expectant mother gets to relax and enjoy the baby shower party. It is indeed exciting to gather with your friends and relatives and share stories about motherhood. The many baby shower activities also add to the fun and excitement. Some of the baby shower activities include baby shower games and making crafts for baby shower. Those who are planning the baby shower can get many baby shower themes, games, ideas, and craft activities from the internet and other resources.

There are many uses of crafts for baby shower. Crafts can be made for the baby shower decorations. They can also be made be used by the expectant mother as a thank you gift to those who attended the baby shower. In addition, making crafts during the baby shower can also be an entertaining activity for the guests and for the mother as well. They can also inspire the guests to become creative. Guests can also give crafts as their gift to the mother and the baby.

Diaper cakes for baby showers are among the most popular crafts. It is basically a collection of disposable or cloth diapers arranged in such a way that it looks like a tiered cake. The diaper cake can also be decorated with other baby care items such as bottles, baby toys, bibs and many more. Making a baby diaper for a baby shower is common because all the materials used are useful. In addition, diaper cakes can also be the baby shower centerpiece especially those with 3 tiers or more.

Making a diaper cake is actually very easy. First, prepare all the ‘ingredients’ or materials needed for the diaper cake. Of course, the main ingredient is the diaper. The number and sized depends on what kind of cake you would like to make. For example, sixty diapers will probably be enough for 2 or 3 tier diaper cakes. You will probably need to prepare ribbons, rubber bands, cake platter or cardboard and other baby care items you would like to add to garnish the cake.

The first tier is very important because it is the base of the cake. It is better to place a baby bottle at the center of the cake platter. Next, roll the diapers tightly then put a rubber band around them. Arrange the rolled diapers around the baby bottle. You can add more layers depending on how big the cake you want. Just remember to use a ribbon for the last layer so that the rubber bands should not show. The next tiers are made in the same way. The only difference is that you have to use fewer diapers. Once all the tiers are finished, you can now decorate the diaper cake with bibs, lotions, toys and other baby stuffs.

Aside from baby diaper cakes, there are other crafts for baby shower. Examples are napkin baby shirt, baby sock bouquet, washcloth lollipops, doll diaper craft and many more. They are all easy to make.

What Makes Cake Diapers Unique and Directions on Making a Diaper Cake

There are two main reasons why choosing a diaper cake as baby shower gift is a great idea. It is not only unique and creative. With the help of websites that provide simple directions on making a diaper cake, this gift is also extremely easy to make.

What is a Diaper Cake?

A diaper cake is made of disposable diapers that can be utilized when the baby comes out. It often takes about a couple of dozens of diapers to make an entire baby diaper cake. You can use white diapers for a simple cake or colored ones for a more special one.

Diaper cakes can look as flamboyant as wedding cakes. They can be built with multiple layers and can be designed with colorful ribbons to look like a real or edible cake from afar.
What makes diaper cakes special is that they always look impressive and may serve as an elaborate gift wrapper for the main gift. The special gift can be inserted and concealed in the middle of the diapers rolled and formed together to make a cake.

How to Make a Cake out of Diapers

• Remove the diapers from their packages. Each diaper should be rolled up like a diploma. Upon rolling a diaper, tuck the tab design so it can be concealed and the only thing that can be seen is the white material. After rolling each diaper, secure it with a rubber band so the shape holds.

• Prepare a base or platter to place the cake diaper on. You may cut a circle out of a cardboard and wrap it with foil. You can place a tissue rod in the middle of the base to make sure the diaper cake would look properly centered.

• Arrange the rolled up diapers and place them on the base one by one. The diapers should stand next to each other and arranged to form a circle. Follow along the base until the entire layer is formed. Once this is done, use a ribbon to tie around the first layer of the cake to secure it in place.

• Make sure the ribbon is big enough to cover the rubber bands that are used to secure each diaper roll. The ribbon should also be long enough to make a bow. Repeat the same process for the second and third layer of the shower diaper cake. Keep in mind that the second layer should be a smaller circle than the first layer and the third one smaller than the second.

• If you prepared a special gift that you want to conceal, gently push it down the middle part of the topmost layer. Other small gifts like baby clothes, lotion, baby powder, baby oil and other toiletries can also be tucked in the available spaces in the cake layers. Add finishing touches to diaper cakes for baby showers by using a teddy bear as cake topper.

Here is another set of easy diaper cake instructions that you can follow. First you have to assemble all the diapers and put them together, roll them neatly in order not to create bumps and humps, you can either make a three layer or just a single layer diaper cake. Make use of any sturdy material as your base and centerpiece, you could use the cardboard and the baby bottle. Second tie them together with the clear rubber band. Make sure that you stack them proportionally. Third you can cover it just like putting an icing to a cake by making use of extra diapers to hide scallops that the rolled diapers create. Decorate it with ribbons and you may add a simple greeting card. Alas! You’re done with your first baby diaper cake. You can complete the whole process within minutes as long as you all have the necessary materials.

Baby diaper cakes are very useful gifts that parents who are expecting a baby will truly appreciate. By following the simple directions on making a diaper cake, you can surely create a uniquely practical baby shower present.