For The Kiddies Part 2 ~ St Patrick’s Day Edition

Just a few more projects ‘For The Kiddies’ today. March is right around the corner so grab your little artists and get busy! I’ll be back to big kid grown up projects tomorrow.

~Coffee Filter Clovers~

Another lesson on the combination of yellow and blue, however this one is my favorite. Start with plain white coffee filters {You will need four coffee filters per clover}

Give your budding artist a yellow and blue marker to randomly decorate each filter. There is no rhyme or reason to this part so let them have fun!
Take all your decorated filters and stack together {I stacked in groups of four}. Now for the fun part; use a clean spray bottle filled with tap water and spray each stack of filters until they are completely saturated. You will magically see the two colors blend together ~ oh so pretty! I laid my stacks on an elevated cooling rack layered with a good thick base of paper towels to catch any puddles. After spraying you want to move the stack around just a bit to ensure all of the filters are completely wet then leave them sit to completely dry.
To form your clover leaves take four dried filters, fold each in half, and then in half again, creating a pie shape. I used pinking shears to cut the edges of each filter giving a little clover shape to each leaf.
The flowers are made by arranging the four leaves and stapling the center to secure – it’s that simple.
Since I am displaying mine in an open frame I used a piece of cut poster board as a background for the clovers. A little button glued in the center and a burlap cut stem and you have yourself a set of lucky clovers. I think I am going to have to make these in every color as the season change…I love how these turned out!!

~Tissue Paper Shamrock~ Another quick and easy one. I started with a free shamrock image from www.coloring-pages.ws and enlarged it to fit a standard sheet of cardstock. You can find a copy already sized to print here.

Next you want to cut several small squares out of any shade of green tissue paper. {ours were approximately 2 inch in size – they do not have to be perfect} We did not have an actuall method for the next step as my little guy crumbled, rolled, squeezed, and scrunched every square ~ anything works here, as with any of these kiddie projects ~ that’s the best part. A little dab of regular white glue on the cardstock is all it takes to hold each piece of tissue.
Since my little guy is just three his job was the scrunching and sticking and mine was cutting and gluing ~ I think we made a pretty good team!

~Punched & Painted Pot of Gold~ We made the rainbow {shown in yesterday’s post} we just need the pot of gold to complete our wall. I began with a sheet of green construction paper as the base and cut a pot out of brown construction paper; glued the two together and we were ready for the gold.

I used a 2 inch jumbo circle punch, and the assistance of my little helper, to make our coins out of cardstock. A tiny dab of glue to adhere the coins and my little Picasso was ready with his yellow paint and brush in hand. While the paint was still wet I dusted some glitter on top for the full gold effect.

I have to tell you with all this snow I am so happy to see a little green around here {even if it comes in the form of construction paper, coffee filters and rice}.

If you missed part one of the kiddie projects be sure to check them out here ~ Lots more to create! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Very cute. We don’t drink coffee, but this might be a reason to go grab some filters! I love how easy these projects would be for my kiddos. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. How very pretty, I love these. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Too Cute!! Love these projects!

  4. LOVE These! So creative too!!! I am so going to do this with my daughter this week. It looks like an activity that she could get involved with. Thanks for sharing it, and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. CUTE!!! Can’t wait to make these with my little girl. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Aww… adorable projects! They all look like so much fun… even for us big kids! ;)

    ~Jennifer
    http://www.studiojru.com/

  7. Such good ideas! Thank you, I need all the help I can get.

  8. I was just looking for a cute project my mom’s group could do with our kids in a few weeks! Thanks for sharing! I’m keeping this one under my hat for our St. Paddy’s day party!

  9. Nice roundup of wonderful projects for kids that not only produce great results, but very fun to make too.

    I will never forget my son’s being wowed when he was two and made a coffee filter butterfly similar with the same concept as the clovers after coloring the different colors on the filter then putting water on it and how it created a different color.

    On a tissue paper project you could also let kids that are a little older tear the pieces instead of cutting them (great to keep them occupied on a rainy day).

    I had never used glitter on a St. Patricks day project before and I love the idea – how fun!

    On of the things I miss most about my son not being a kid anymore is all the fun craft projects. I will keep checking back on your blog though because I love these ideas and I someday I hope to have grandkids to do these with.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

  10. Lynn,
    How cute! Love that you used coffee filters. added a fun twist. Thanks for linking up!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

  11. I love the coffee filter craft, what an amazing blend between little kid and momma fun!

  12. So very cute! I love just about any coffee filter craft.

  13. Thank you, Thank you! I’m always looking for adorable crafts to do with the kids! We will be making those tissue paper shamrocks for sure! Thanks for posting!

  14. Super cute and I LOVE that you framed them!

  15. These are really super cute ideas! I’m definitely stealing them! My kids will love them!

  16. Great idea! My kids would love to do that :)

    Thanks for linking up

    Rachelle

  17. What fun projects! I love them!

    Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

  18. Those ideas take cute to a whole new level. What great projects to do with the kids, and great results! Thanks!

  19. I saw these a few days ago and thought about what a lucky son you have! You are an awesome mom! I love these projects. I think I will do some with my kids!

  20. I lose these ideas! I featured them on One Crafty Mommy. Head on over and grab a featured button. http://1craftymommy.blogspot.com/2010/03/even-more-st-patrickss-day-decor.html

  21. We love your projects and have featured them in a upcoming post!

  22. I love your projects and linked to this post on my blog. We made the coffee filter clovers and were so excited with how cute they came out!!

  23. this is the third time I’ve linked to you this week. Great projects!

  24. The shamrock tissue is groovy! Actually, all that craft related to fantastic fairy tales brings me back a bunch of good memories!
    It would be a great idea to follow your footprints!

  25. love all of these, finding them a year later just in time for st p day!

        

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