DIY Dollar Tree Shamrock Luminaries St. Patricks Day Howto
Playing has always been a great way to spend time with your children and others. Whether you teach in a Sunday school class or a 4H group, you’re always looking for fun and easy crafts. Regardless of the age of the children you work with, it is a great time to teach sharing, tolerance, encouragement, appreciation of others’ work, pride in one’s own work, and much more. Use the time to enjoy each other. Don’t expect perfection. Emphasize joy and make an effort. When you are done, share your craft with others.
Kiss me, Blarney Stone Critter
Smooth stone 3-6 inches long (washed)
Various other color colors
Glitter, eyes, lace residue, pipe cleaner, etc.
Put the paper on the table. I use old T-shirts for adults as a cover for the children. Paint the stones green. Let the stones dry. Decorate with colors and different shreds of lace, fabric, glitter, and anything else your imagination can come up with. This leaves plenty of room for different ages, abilities, and creative styles. Now you’ve created your very own Blarney Stone.
The Art of the Easy Clover Necklace
Cut heart cookies (or plastic glass for tracking)
Heavy green or white cardboard
Thread or heavy line
Gloss, paint, markers, etc. for decoration.
Use the cookie cutter to make a pattern for your cloverleaf. Make sure the ends of the individual leaves overlap and that the center of the cloverleaf does not get too thin. Don’t forget to add the stem to make it thicker. It is helpful for young children to make a “stencil” that they can trace and cut out. Some children can design the cloverleaf themselves. If you are working with very young children, it is helpful if the cloverleaf is already cut. Then, make a hole in the tip of the clover. Now use glitter, paint, markers, and whatever else you have available to decorate your chain. If you have used glue, give them time to dry. Finally, cut some thread (or string) and pull the hole through the top. Tie and tighten your cloverleaf chain.
Extra: When your kids are older, you can use your cloverleaf template to make cut-out cookies. Draw around the template with a knife. Add the green sprinkles and bake according to the recipe. Now share your cloverleaf cookies.
St. Patrick’s Day Puzzle
Irish themed photo
Adhesive (or spray adhesive)
Pen or marker
Stick the photo on the cardboard. Be sure to smooth out any air bubbles and glue the entire picture. Let the glue dry. Use the marker to draw lines for the puzzle pieces on the back of the cardboard. Carefully cut out the lines. For younger children, make fewer puzzle pieces. For older children, make smaller pieces. For more fun, let the children do puzzles for each other.
I put together these cute little Shamrock Luminaries for my Formal Livingroom windows.
(2) Glass Beer Mugs (Dollar Tree)
(2) battery operated taper candles (Dollar Tree)
(2) battery operated shamrock LED lights (Dollar Tree)
Gold Coins (Dollar Tree)
Foam shamrocks (Dollar Tree)
St. Paddy’s day door hanger (Dollar Tree)
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