Kids get crafty at Party Art summer camp

Kids created a variety of craft projects the week of June 13 at Helena’s Party Art summer camp. (Reporter Photo/Graham Brooks)

Kids created a variety of craft projects the week of June 13 at Helena’s Party Art summer camp. (Reporter Photo/Graham Brooks)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–Kids of all ages spent the week of June 13 learning and creating various arts and crafts projects at Helena’s Party Art youth summer camp.

Campers showed up each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for four days and created things such as rock art, a string art project where string was placed around nails to either create a star or a heart, created tie-dye T-shirts, crafted a mixed media project, made a pallet wood craft, made a water craft with paint, conducted face painting, made custom door hangers to bring home and more.

Party Art specializes in children’s birthday parties, adult painting parties, bridal showers, girl’s nights out as well as office team building events.

This summer, Party Art owner Abbey Thompson decided to offer summer youth camps and as soon as the dates for the camps were announced in March, the spots quickly filled and many kids took a few days out of their summer break to create fun projects.

With the help of volunteers such as Helena Belle Morgan Jacobs, Maggie Thompson, Makenzie Watlington, Grace Thompson and Hunter Thompson the camp was made a success and Abbey said she credits a lot of the success to the help of volunteers.

“This has just been a great week and the kids are so crafty about learning new things,” said Abbey. “It’s just been a blessing to do this and I really want to give credit to my volunteers who helped throughout the week.”

Party Art has been in business for more than a year in Old Town Helena and has settled into an expanded location at 4300 Helena Road.

The business has created a new website and more information can be found at Partyartstudio.net.

Thompson said the best way to get in contact with Party Art or book a listing is through their Facebook page, located at Facebook.com/AbbeysPartyArt.