Across the UK the country will be celebrating 75 years of peace with VE Day (Friday 8th May) with home parties, events with food and entertainment. Why don’t you host your very own Mess Around Messy Play VE Party? Here’s some fabulous messy play, art and baking activities you could try out at home this weekend to mark the occasion.

Create a Union Jack Rice Tray. You will need rice, blue and red food dye and vinegar or hand sanitizer. View our video on YouTube on how to dye your rice.









Make your own VE Bunting, check out this wonderful blog from Susie at Mess Around North Surrey.





Paint some Regal Rocks. Check out our blog on what you need for Rock Painting.







Create some VE Pasta Necklaces. Have fun painting your pasta with your chosen colours, leave them to dry and then feed them onto thread or string to create your own necklace or bracelet that is truly unique. Move over Cartier!









We know how much the children love water beads, so why don’t you create your own Royal Waterbead Jewels tray. All you need red, white and blue water beads, here is a link to purchase them crowns, gems, cups, bowls, spoons and you’re ready to go! To make the water beads you just need to soak them overnight in water for best results.









Make and afternoon tea and bake some yummy scones here’s a recipe from Susie at Mess Around North Surrey.







Make your very own bread for your afternoon tea sandwiches. This is a no yeast recipe from Susie at Mess Around North Surrey.








We hope you have a lot of fun with your families marking this occasion. Share your creations with us on our social media channels as we would love to see them.

There are LOADS more Messy play and craft ideas over at our blog. Don’t forget to head to our events page to join our next FREE events

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