Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shamrock Garland: St. Patrick's Day Craft




LB(3) has been asking to paint the past few days. So I let him at it, and then together we created a fun St. Patrick's Day decoration out of his masterpieces!

How to Make it!
  • Pour some green tempera paint into a bowl (or pour in yellow and blue and mix up some green---that's what we had to do since we don't have any green paint :)).
  • Give your child a paint brush and some paper and let them PAINT!


  • Set aside the papers to dry: 



  • Once the paint is all dry, turn the papers over and trace a shamrock shapes on the back. (We still have some shamrock cutouts that I got on clearance after St. Patty's Day 4 years ago. I used one of those to trace.)



  • Then cut the shamrocks out!




  •  Use a hole puncher and punch 2 holes at the top of each shamrock.
  • Cut a long piece of string or yarn and have your child tread the shamrocks onto the string.
  • Tie loops on each end of the string and pin it up somewhere in your home!


*P.S. The best finger paints around are by Crayola. They are the perfect consistency. Not too runny and not too thick. And best of all they are completely washable--and so easy to wipe off tables, fingers, and wash out of clothes. I HIGHLY recommend them for painting crafts with kids. 
And there is a great deal on Amazon right now to get a nice set of 12 different colors. In big bottles that you can use for a LONG time! Check it out!




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