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Discover: A Week of Eighties-Themed Activities!

Great SCOTT (quick, name that famous eighties Doc…) Looking for a full week of all things ’80’s? One project at a time with wicked DIYs, rad retro art crafts, 80’s-inspired recipes, totally righteous printables and more?! You came to the right place!

Nothing says 80’s like a movie dance montage set to the smooth pipes of King Lionel, so warm up with these classic beats (and MOVES)! before moving on…

Our friends from ART CAMP, Oh Creative Day, Raising Kinley and Mom Collaborative contributed bodacious projects and we’ve linked up to all of them below! A huge thank you to everyone who followed along, participated and had an awesomely rad week with us – we couldn’t have (and wouldn’t have) done it without you!

PS: Stoked on the 80’s Week time travel? Grab your best grunge gear and jump a decade ahead with us for 90’s Week!

A totally radical collection of DIY 80s crafts, art and games kids and parents can make together! | via barley and birch

Monday, October 9th: Welcome to the 80’s!

We’re taking a trip down memory lane with tons of fun throwbacks and a couple bodacious printable DIYs to get you in the ’80’s groove! This *might* be even more fun for you than its going to be for the kiddos!

First things first..fire up our 80’s Week Playlist on Spotify!

80’s Themed Printable Posters from Oh Creative Day

80’s Collage Printables from ART CAMP

80’s-Inspired DIY Shutter Shades from barley & birch

Pop Rocks Punch from barley & birch

Pop Rocks Paintings from Raising Kinley

Tuesday, October 10th: ’80’s Toys and Games

You don’t have to have grown up in the ’80’s to understand how iconic the toys were…and did somebody say “Double Dare..??” We’re going to help you recreate some old favs with a whole day of play!

DIY Paint with Water Books from barley & birch

Troll Doll Watercolor Process Art from Raising Kinley

8 80’s-Inspired DIY Games (including free printables for our Pin-the-Shades on Ferris game!) from barley & birch

A totally radical collection of DIY 80s crafts, art and games kids and parents can make together! | via barley and birch

Wednesday, October 11th: ’80’s Art, Design and Movies

The neons, pastels, Miami Vice-style sunsets, crazy patterns and geometric shapes? The ’80’s had their own definitive look and we’re going to celebrate them all with some serious arts & crafts. As if it couldn’t get better, we’re  pairing them with essential eighties movies. I mean, could you just D-I-E, DIE?!?

New Wave Collages from ART CAMP

Memphis Style Paper Sculptures from barley & birch

MORE 80’s Themed Movie Printable Posters from Oh Creative Day

Thursday, October 12th: ’80’s Books and TV

I’ll never get over ’80’s TV (probably explains my intense Stranger Things obsession). The sitcom classics, the cartoons, the “very special” specials, the PSAs – we’re doing a deep dive into them all, because…the more you know…(cue a shooting star – you know what I’m talking about fellow children of the eighties…)! 😉

An 80’s childhood favorites book list (how many do you remember?!)  from barley & birch

Friday, October 13th: A Very ’80’s Halloween!

How do you make Halloween MORE fun? MAKE IT AN ’80’S HALLOWEEN. I mean, it’s Friday the 13th…we couldn’t have planned it better if we tried. I’m not going to share what we’re making just yet, but you should know – craftin’ makes me feel good. 😉  Yeah, you’re going to want call in some backup for this theme day – who ya’ gonna call?

A Colorful PacMan Ghost Garland from ART CAMP

Halloween Candy Ghost Favors with Ghostbuster-themed Gift Tags from Oh Creative Day

Make your own Slimer slime Favors – with printable ghost trap labels! from Mom CollaborativeSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

A totally radical collection of DIY 80s crafts, art and games kids and parents can make together! | via barley and birch
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About Amanda Eldridge

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. When not playing with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business.

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