My youngest son is obsessed with Baymax from Big Hero 6. He also loves making, building, and drawing things.
Tired of yet another bounce house party, I decided an art party would be the perfect choice for my little maker.
But Big Hero 6? Combined with an art party? I didn’t really even know what that looked like myself, but I stumbled upon a cute art shop and it turned out we didn’t have to pick one of their pre-selected themes. I mentioned we wanted to do a Big Hero 6 theme and the owner immediately said “Oh we could do Baymax made out of clay!” And that’s exactly what we did (and it turned out to be the perfect little craft project for five year olds)!
Download a Free Baymax Birthday Invitation!
Before the party stuff though comes invitations. I made these for the party and I swear it was actually the easiest thing I ever designed! Isn’t Baymax just the best?
Download a free invitation printable right here! It’s a PNG file so just open in your photo editing program (Picmonkey is great!) and add type over it– the font size will seem HUGE but the image is at 300dpi which is the proper resolution to print out nice. You can get the Big Hero 6 font for FREE at this font site and use any simple font for the party details. If you use InDesign, grab the packaged template, complete with the fonts you need. There is a main InDesign file if you use CC (.indd) and another file (.idml) for older versions. By downloading this printable, you agree not to sell it as your own or offer it for download. Okay? Okay!
Cupcakes and Treat Bags
Prepping was a family affair. I made Baymax Cupcakes, which are pretty much red velvet cupcakes, topped with vanilla frosting and a marshmallow with Baymax eyes drawn on them with a Wilton Black Gel Tube. Tip: Red velvet cupcakes go perfectly with cream cheese frosting, but make sure your kid actually likes cream cheese frosting. Guess who had to put her batch of frosting in the freezer for another day? Ha! We ended up with straight up Vanilla.
I tasked my husband with drawing on the treat bags. I honestly thought he’d just do two circles and a line for Baymax’s face and be done. But his artsy side wouldn’t allow that so we got fancy Baymax treat bags instead. Show off.
And the finished products?
And the treat bags..
How to Make a “Clay” Baymax
The highlight of the birthday party, beside eating cupcakes, was actually making big, lovable Baymax out of clay.
Here’s what they used:
- Crayola Model Magic– white for Baymax and a little black for his eyes
- Fox White round cardboard cake bases
- Folk Art 493 Metallic 2-Ounce Acrylic Paint, Bright Red
First they painted the base red (and added some gold stars too). Then they rolled Baymax’s body, face, arms, and legs. The instructors had to help a little with the eyes, but they sure turned out cute.
Big Hero 6 Party Supplies We Used:
- Big Hero 6 18″ Mylar Balloon 3pk (though they have this one now which has a giant Baymax balloon: Big Hero 6 Mylar Balloon Bouquet!)
- Disney Big Hero 6 Self-Inking stamps / Stampers Party Favors (10 Counts)
And these weren’t available at the time we did my son’s party, but they’re pretty awesome!
- 16 Big Hero 6 (Hiro Baymax Fred) Shoe Charms & Wristband Bracelet Kids Party Gifts
- Big Hero Dessert Plates [7 inchs – 8 Per Pack]
A Happy Little Five Year Old!
We had a blast putting together this Big Hero 6 party, and Ethan had a blast too. Can’t you tell?!