Please welcome Kathy from Sparkles and a Stove to Formula: Mom! She is a local blogger to me and I just adore how creative she is with her crafts and home decor projects!
Thank you to Formula: Mom for letting me share a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft my two leprechauns and I did to get our green on this year. My husband is from Ireland so we have extra fun this time of year. My kids are 3 and 2 so one of our favorite crafts are handprint or thumbprint crafts so we made these adorable but super simple thumbprint shamrocks to dress up our mantle for St. Patrick’s Day and be a keepsake for years to come.
What you need:
- Paper or mini canvases to do your project on. We got the mini canvases at the craft store for $1.99 each. (Mariah has snagged them on Amazon before too! (affiliate link: 8×10 Canvas Panels)
- Washable green finger paint
- Paper plate to put paint on
- Wipes for clean up
- Stickers and ribbon to decorate your project
- Green marker to draw the shamrock’s stem with
What you do:
- Put a dab of green paint on the paper plate.
- Dip your little one’s thumb into the green paint.
- Dab your little one’s thumb onto the canvas at an angle.
- Dab your little one’s thumb onto the canvas at the opposite angle of your first print.
- Turn the canvas upside down and repeat steps 4 & 5. You should now have 4 thumbprints at different angles to make a shamrock.
- Use a green Sharpie to draw the shamrock’s stem.
- Finally you can personalize your shamrock with ribbon and stickers. I cut 2 strips of ribbon approximately 6 inches long and tied a simple tie and glued it underneath the shamrock. I put a St. Patrick’s Day sticker in the middle of each tie and complete the project.
The St. Patrick’s Day craft turned out so cute and the kids were so excited to see their work on the mantle. Most importantly, we had fun while making a memory and being creative. Hope you can give this project a try with your own littles and that you have a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Stop by Sparkles And A Stove for more fun projects to do with the kids or for the home or some easy recipes or our latest adventure. See you next month with another fun project!