Here is a simple cupcake craft we made today. I made puffy paint with glue, shaving cream and tempera paint. The girls painted on cardstock paper.
Then they added some cookie sprinkles.
After they dried, I cut out a cupcake shape from it and glued it to a white piece of paper. Older kids could probably just paint a cupcake shape like I did.
That looks more like ice cream, I know. Anyway, I also cut out a trapezoid shape from colored paper and folded it accordion-style. Again, older kids could do this themselves. I glued the two sides to the paper and that's it. Then we added a cherry on top! I didn't have plain red pom poms so we used sparkly ones.