Shamrocks and rainbows

by Jen in craft,kids,spring

Welcome to March break! It’s Monday morning…what to do? If you are planning on spending some time inside with the kiddies this post is for you. Here is an easy, creative craft project for kids of all ages. In the spirit of St.Patrick’s day, we decided to make rainbows and shamrocks.
What you will need
– magazines
– scissors
– glue stick
– markers
– construction paper

– cut out of the magazines any pictures that are green and/or the colours of a rainbow

– sort the pictures into piles according to colour
To make a shamrock
– select a piece of construction paper to glue a collage of the green pages cut from the magazines

– glue the green pieces to cover the entire piece of construction paper

– once covered, turn the construction paper over, draw a shamrock on the backside of the construction paper
– cut the shamrock out

– turn the paper over…and there is your green collage shamrock!
To make a rainbow
– select a piece of construction paper to make a collage of the rainbow coloured pages cut from the magazines

– glue the rainbow coloured pieces to the construction paper in any order or pattern you like

– once glued decide how you would like to interpret and cut out your rainbow(s)
My eldest daughter decided she wanted to make traditionally shaped rainbows.
We joined together the rainbows with thread to make a mobile.
My youngest daughter decided to she wanted to make rainbow coloured stars!
We simply followed the shamrock making steps, with a star shape.
As you can see the steps in this project can easily be competed by children. We used rainbows as mobiles and as front door decorations. Fun, festive and simple. What does a rainbow look like to you?
PS – while you are out today, collect some pebbles and rocks for tomorrow’s rock art craft.

maryanne @ mama smiles March 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

What a great craft! I love that you let your youngest make stars, even though that was not originally part of the project.

Thanks for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

pink and green mama MaryLea March 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

Love these re-cycled crafts– sharing with my daughter’s teacher, she’s on the hunt for some new fun projects! Thanks for linking up and sharing!!!

Pink and Green Mama

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas March 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

thank you for sharing this fun craft idea on the Sunday Showcase. I too love when you can recycle materials and make something new. I have featured this on this week’s linky.

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