hats for your guests - white and red like Manny
can get simple yellow construction hats.
Use orange construction paper to make construction cones.
You can roll the paper, staple or tape it and then trim the
bottom to be straight so it will sit properly on the table.
Primary colors are great for your Handy Manny party. Yellow
tape used for construction sites would be a fun kind of streamer
- you can find it at home repair stores. Sometimes they say
"danger" or "keep out"
or just use
Handy Manny fixes things, so your guests can have a fix-it
time. Find some large appliance or moving boxes. Set them
up as a workbench for small tools and repair work. Or, attach
some pipe cleaners, old knobs, pieces of wire or old telephone
punch holes in the box and have your kids "fix"
the box or build something new.
Give away gifts for your Handy Manny party can include small
tool belt items - many small items you can find at a dollar
store. Tape measure, chalk, plastic hammer, toy wrench or
screwdriver, a flashlight, a ruler, a notepad to take measurements.
You can put them in a toy tool-box, or small craft bucket,
simple brown boxes or bags, or even make a tool belt! A few
yards of wide ribbon or strap material can be the belt. Fasten
with heavy duty velcro on the ends. Stitch smaller loops of
ribbon or string on the belt that can hold the tools you've
Play Handy Manny party games like building the tallest tower
out of blocks or cards. Adapt old favorite games and play
"pin the hat on Manny" or hammer-hammer-saw instead
Serve a Handy Manny lunch in brown paper bags. Sandwiches,
raisins or apples, baby carrots - any kind of lunch-time food
is appropriate. Juice boxes or water bottles can be in the
Print out image of Handy Manny and his pals Turner, Squeeze,
Pat and Rusty, Felipe, Stretch, and Dusty. Hang them in the
party area - or better yet, hide them around the party and
have everyone look for them. Once you find them, hang them
on the wall or in the cake area to celebrate!