In honor of St. Patrick's day coming up in a few days, I thought I'd post some things related to this rather green celebration. Every holiday that goes by I try to do crafts with my kids using the colors and themes of the season. So needless to say I was pleased as punch yesterday, when my oldest, on her own, re-purposed some foam valentine stickers to make shamrock shapes to decorate some paper plates. Yeah! She's a mini me! She and her sister both had fun gussying up both sides of the plates, only trouble for me now is choosing which side to proudly display on the fridge. Here is their handy work.
|three and four leaf clovers made from heart foam stickers|
I was also looking around the interwebs for a few more craft ideas, and I found a few we want to try this week. Here is the first one, found on a blog at Silly Eagle Books using these same foam stickers to make a shamrock shaped stamp by gluing them to a recycled lid.
|Heart shamrock stamper as created by Vanessa at "Silly Eagle Books"|
Another great idea for a St. Patrick's day kid's craft are these beautiful shamrock sun catchers from the blog Serving Pink Lemonade. (Ironically, it's snowing today, in mid March, so a few pretty sun catchers in the window might just do the trick to help get our minds on spring time).
|Beautiful shamrock sun catchers from Jeanine and Amy from "Serving Pink Lemonade"|
Have fun with the kids this week and get creative! It's not easy being green... or is it?!