Thursday, March 5, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Craft




So, I host a craft project at my house every month for kids in my moms group. For March, we decided to do a mobile with a St. Patrick's Day/Ireland theme.

Materials:

Construction paper
Cotton balls
Yarn
Sheets of white foam
Green craft paint
For the gold:
Metallic sequins/confetti (gold/yellow)
Foam shapes (yellow)
Yellow pom-poms

I used a compass and precut all the colors in a half-moon shape. Starting with red, the kids added on successive colors with glue. We punched holes on either side of the rainbow and glued cotton balls on for the clouds. Using a kitchen sponge, we cut out a shamrock design and stamped the design on a square of the white foam. Cut out a pot shape out of black construction paper. We used an egg-shaped cookie cutter as a template. We cut a little bit off the bottom and added a strip of black construction paper for the lip. Then, we added gold/yellow baubles for the coins. We used yarn to assemble and hang the mobile.

This is a great opportunity to talk about colors. You could even discuss how rainbows are formed. We talked a little about the significance of the shamrock, pot of gold, rainbows, leprechauns and St. Patrick. Enjoy!