We made these shamrock suncatchers to hang in the window! So pretty and an easy toddler craft for St. Patrick’s Day.
Here’s how Henry and I made our shamrock craft for St. Patrick’s Day,
I laid out a piece of contact paper, sticky side up. Henry added gold glitter. And more glitter.
[We may have had a glitter mishap that went something like this: “Mom, it isn’t coming out fast enough!” Then he turned the top to the big opening and just poured. We ended up starting over…]
Add lots of green. That’s easy enough, its Henry’s favorite color!
Rip of lots of green tissue paper and arrange on the contact paper. We also added crinkle green grass paper [not sure what that’s called].
Oh, and add more glitter in for good measure.
When your collage is finished, cover it with another piece of contact paper and smash together as flat as possible.
Hold up in the light! Pretty!
I, then, cut out shamrocks. The plan was to cut out lots of little ones and decorate our tree, but it turns out that contact paper isn’t too easy to cut.
[I’m not sure if we covered the contact paper too much, or if my contact paper is just the cheap kind. But the edges had a hard time staying stuck, so I had to scotch tape them together in spots.]
So, I quickly changed it to window decor for St. Patrick’s Day! All the better, light shines through it this way!
[I have previously banned glitter in this house, due to cleanup: I have found a couple good solutions: play dough and lint rollers]
After our glitter mishap, I wasn’t ready to start another project with play dough and I didn’t have any lint rollers. But, I did have something sticky: the contact paper! I folded it sticky side out onto itself
and folded down one end and made a mitten!
Henry enjoyed the cleanup! [It worked great for the table cleanup – the floor cleanup was another story.]
If you haven’t noticed yet – from the 11 Preschool Clean Ups… I always try to involve Henry in the cleanup after a project. To me, that just makes sense.
Henry was 2.5 years old.
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