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!


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