Friday, March 9, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Crafts!


St. Patrick's Day is coming up!  Here are some pretty Shamrock crafts we've been enjoying!

Ever played with tissue paper on pencil ends in school?


This is what I set up for Butterfly, with two colours of tissue squares.


We wrapped them around the end of a pencil and glued the bottom of them down on a cut out shamrock.



 Which makes it look like a fuzzy grassy backyard!


Butterfly ditched the pencil and started making green flowers instead to glue down.


 

When the shamrock was filled, we couldn't resist feeling it and running our hand across it!


I found that with all the glue and tissue, it made the green shamrock paper floppy, so note to self, glue a piece of cardboard to the back of the shamrock before tissue-ing.  I had to do this after.

Then we cut long strips of more coloured tissue paper and taped them to the back in rainbow order.

 
Then we hung it up in our school room!


And as it was hanging Butterfly and I trimmed the edges of the rainbow and added sparkly foam clover stickers!


And here is our St. Patrick's day decoration!  Looks so pretty!


 In our stash of stickers, we found a supply of St. Patrick's day stickers!  Butterfly wanted to decorate another shamrock.


She even made her own leprechaun!  This made me smile!


Butterfly always goes a step further in her art, she pulled out new paper and DREW her own shamrocks!  Check out the handy work!


We got our green clover cookie cutter- which we use for everything!  We've used this cutter for our green koolaid playdough, we've used it for our St. Patrick's Day muffin tin meal, for making green clover cookies, and for painting!  This cutter comes in handy in March!


I gave Butterfly a piece of Finger Paint Paper and a plate of green paint to go with her shamrock cutter.


She got busy stamping shamrocks all around.


I didn't bother giving her a paint brush because tools are useless when you've got fingers! (Butterfly's art motto.)  She used her fingers to paint the inside of her clovers :)


Happy St. Patrick's Day fun!


6 comments:

  1. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing:) I especially love the first craft with the rainbow! Stopping by from TGIF.

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  2. What a beautiful shamrock! My favourite picture is that of your daughter's hand touching the lawn-like shamrock. The touch of it must have been very nice.

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  3. Love it! I love how you combined the shamrock & rainbow - it turned out so beautifully!! I featured this at TGIF this week: http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/03/tgif-linky-party-21.html - Come stop by and link up what you've been doing this week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us & Have a GREAT weekend!
    Beth =)

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  4. Such fun St. Patrick's day activities! Your tissue paper craft looks beautiful! I found you thru the weekly kids co-op. Thanks for sharing!

    Scribble Doodle and Draw

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  5. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your wall hanging! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/shamrock-rainbow-wall-hanging/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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