For St. Patrick’s Day, the kids and I sat down to do our usual holiday crafting. We don’t always celebrate or do anything for this holiday, but this year I decided to change that! As usual, each one of the kids had their own craft to do, and I did too.
In the past, Anastasia specifically hasn’t had the chance to finish her crafts because they have been more time consuming than originally thought. So, I adjusted for her specifically and she finished (see below).
Everyone painted this holiday crafts session. So far, painting is the best medium for us all.
Below I will break down each of the crafts by project to make it easier to see what was done for each one. Here are quick thumbnails showing you what we created.
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Lucky Rustic Banner by me
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“Lucky” Rustic Banner:
- Printed texture/colored paper
- Printed four leaf clovers
- Black paint with paint brush
- Rustic twine
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Single hole punch or scissors
Cut the printed texture/colored paper into whatever shape you want. I kept the square that printed from my search. Some may want to cut their print into a flag shape or any other shape.
Paint the letters “L U C K Y” or whatever St. Patrick’s Day word you want on your pages. This I did very last minute, so I didn’t have a plan. I would suggest looking at printed letters via any word processor or even online. I winged it. Not the happiest with it because they are different letters throughout, but you get the idea.
Cut out four leaf clovers and use the hot glue gun. I added extra hot glue so I could add some depth to the leaves.
Use a single hole punch (or scissors if you don’t have one) to create holes on either side of the top for the twine, and string the twine through the holes and tape the back of the twine to the pages to the twine doesn’t slide or move.
Hang it up for all to enjoy!
Notice any other crafts behind my newest banner? 😀
St. Patricks Day Wine Bottle Centerpiece by Samantha (14yo)
Samantha (14 yo)
For St. Patricks Day Wine Bottle Centerpiece:
- One wine bottle
- White and green acrylic paint
- Two paint brushes (one wide brush and one smaller, detail brush)
- Printed out four leaf clovers (printer paper worked fine)
- Sticks of some kind (we used plastic connects and taped them together)
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Remove any labels on the wine bottle. The easiest way is to get a big jug/pitcher and fill with water and dish soap. Put the wine bottle inside and let soak for 20 minutes. I was then able to scrape off the labels very easily.
Make sure the wine bottle is completely dry, and then use the white paint and wide brush to paint the entire bottle white.
Let the white color dry before painting on the four leaf clovers. If you don’t wait long enough, it may smear. Also, if you make a mistake with the four leaf clovers, wait until the green dries and then use the white as needed to fix. Acrylic is easy like that.
Note: If you make a mistake with the four leaf clovers, wait until the green drys and then use the white as needed to fix. Acrylic is easy like that.
Cut out the printed four leaf clovers and use the hot glue gun to glue them to the plastic rods/tubes/sticks.
Place the “flower” decor inside the bottle and DISPLAY!
St. Paddy's Day Wind Catcher by Anastasia (10yo)
For St. Paddy’s Day Wind Catcher:
- Cardboard from center of wrapping paper (or multiple from a paper towel roll, taped together)
- White, green, yellow acrylic paint
- Wide paint brush
- Printed four leaf clovers for decor
- Hot glue & glue sticks
Although Anastasia used white, green and yellow, you can paint the cardboard tube whatever you want. Paint two coats at least to cover the brown color.
Note: We used the paper towel holder to hold the long tube so Anastasia could paint and turn it easier.
Wait for the paint to dry. Cut out the four leaf clovers and glue them with the hot glue gun to the tube. The reason for the hot glue is the same for the craft I had done–the hot glue is thicker so it can add a 3D effect.
Cut ribbons to whatever length you want. Stagger your length to make it more have more texture. And don’t forget to let brother brush his teeth while you craft!
Hang it up and let the wind do its thing!
Hanging Rainbow Twirler by Kristopher (6yo)
For Hanging Rainbow Twirler:
- Paper plate (we used a rectangle piece of poster paper, but it did not cut the best when it was an oval. I think a paper plate would have been better; lighter too)
- Acrylic paints; one color for each of the rainbow (purple, blue, green, red, orange, yellow)
- Wide paint brush
- Construction paper (black and yellow)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Scotch tape
Paint each of the rainbow colors and cover the white of the plate.
Let the paint dry and then cut the plate in a spiral to the center.
Cut out a small black pot, and then cut out the gold and tape to the back of the pot. Hot glue the pot of gold onto the bottom of the twirler.
Add the string to the top of the twirler and hang it for some color fun! For some reason, Kristopher chose the bathroom…right above our heads. Hey, he gets more points for creative license. Besides, we’ll always see it while it’s up!
All of our projects turned out amazing. I can’t wait for our next crafting night!