St. Patrick's Day (or as Miss.-2-year-old called it "Patch Day")
Our family has a smudge of Irish in us, but we still have the spirit. In the past, I would honor the day with an ensemble of green, a shamrock pin and festive socks. Now that I get to share my enthusiasm with a toddler... it was on this year. We kept it minimal. Miss.-2-year-old did a great job on this rainbow art. I was very surprised on how little help she needed. I had a tray full of items, which she sorted by color herself. Then I started by making the glue arc for the red band of the rainbow. I made it about 3/4 inch wide and very thick of glue. She put all of the "pretties" on without any help, and I would repeat with the next band. This continued until it was perfect. I thought she would have lost interest at some point, but she kept trucking along. After it dried some pieces fell off, but I just attached with some glue.
What kinds of things did we use? Buttons, sequences, paperclips, pompoms, scrunched tissue paper squares, flowers, bows, and beads
I didn't have any St. Patty decorations, nor did I want to spend any money. I have an extensive craft and scrapbook collection, so I went to work. These buntings are made of scrapbook paper is my "scrap box". The shamrocks that I cut out from the banners were then stapled to make a small bunting over my sink. Simple, but cute.
The sun catcher shamrocks is tissue paper between 2 pieces of clear contact paper. This is so much easier than using glue or decoupage.
We shared a serving of Lucky Charm's Cereal with our family and the daycare kids. The topper printable were found at http://scrapbookandcardstodaymag.typepad.com. I then stapled on felt shamrocks (source traces back to weibo.com). Miss.-2-year-old wanted to eat them all!
|This picture found on duitang.com site|
We did green pepper stamping to make shamrocks, I will try to remember to post a picture later. Otherwise I am behind 13 posts, and will try to be better to blog on a regular basis.