Monday, March 12, 2012

Shamrock Centerpiece Craft

Today, my daughter and I worked on a quick, easy shamrock centerpiece craft.  Here is how it came out:


The materials needed for this craft are a toilet paper roll, 2 green pipe cleaners, green construction paper, black construction paper, glue, a shamrock template, tape, scissors, and a silver paint pen for flare.

Before we started the project, we found a template for shamrocks online.  (Thanks to my husband for the idea.)  My daughter cut out one of the shamrock templates.  She traced four shamrocks on the green paper and cut them out.  Then, she whipped out the silver paint pen to add a little flare.  Next, she cut each pipe cleaner in half.  Then, she glued a pipe cleaner piece to each shamrock to serve as a stem.  The glue did not work as expected, so we reinforced the stems with a little tape.

To make the vase, all we did was cut an appropriate amount of black paper and glued it around the toilet paper roll.  Then, we stuck the shamrocks in and, voila, a cute, easy centerpiece for St. Patrick's Day!

I love little crafts that are manageable for kids but really get them into the spirit of the season.  This one really fits the bill!


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