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Monday, March 05, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Art Project, Coloring Page or Bulletin Board!

Here's a few ideas for St. Patrick Day:

An Art Project:
My 2nd graders and up enjoyed this. 

Materials:
  • Printable "Mini" St Patrick  - Free Download in our shop
  • Light blue construction paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Green paint (or crayon)
  • cotton swab and a toothpick (if you use paint instead of the crayon)
First color the "mini" St Patrick printable and cut it out. Cut out a sun from yellow construction paper and cut out some green hills for the bottom. 

Add a darker green edge to the hilltops, 
with the green crayon or green paint and a cotton swab.

Glue the sun, hills, and St. Patrick to the blue paper.

Now add the clovers with a green crayon or paint:
If you use a crayon just draw three circles and a stem as pictured.
If you are using paint here's how to make the clovers:
(Try it on scrap paper first)

Add a few large drops of paint to a sheet of scrap paper so you can easily dip the cotton swab into it without getting too much paint.....
Cover the cotton swab tip with some of the green paint and poke the paper with it:
(If you have a cotton "string" that is not allowing you to make a nice circle try spinning the cotton swab in the paint so it will make a more smoothed end.)

Now do it again next to the first dot: 

and again: 

Now, with a toothpick, gather a bit of paint on the tip and scrape it from the center of the three dots to make a stem: 
Now you can add a saying, like:
"Happy St. Patrick's Day"
Now it's a beautiful finished project!


A Coloring Page:
For the younger kids I created a simple coloring page:




Looking for a bulletin board idea?
Create a bulletin board like the above art project.... The coloring page of St. Patrick could be used instead of the mini St. Patrick. Cover the grassy hills with clovers created by each of the children!
Here is a printable clover/Trinity craft you could use. Have the kids make them and then add them to the grassy area on the bulletin board.



All these patterns are available for free in our Shop!



Hoping you are all having a blessed Lent and will have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! 
God Bless!
~Jennifer

11 comments:

  1. ooOOoo, I just love the q-tip clovers, what a great idea.

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  2. Thanks Dance! My kids loved them too!

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  3. Your website is GREAT! I'm so glad I found it! :)

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  4. I love your craft ideas for this most excellent feast day!! the qtip shamrocks are delightful!

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  5. Thanks you, Angela! I'm glad you're here and it's nice to meet you! ;-)

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  6. Thanks Gardenia! It's always so nice to hear from you!!

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  7. Ohh how fun! I was just looking at St. Patrick's Day craft books at the library last week. Too bad my not-quite-two-year-old can't do very much. ;) Thanks for linking up to NOBH!

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  8. I have no idea how I found your site, but I love it!! I would love to use your "And also with you" funny baby button. Is that yours? I don't want to use it without permission. It made me laugh so hard.

    I love your crafts. I've used the transfiguration one already with my children (for the recent gospel reading). But I am also a catechist and I love sharing these ideas with parents to try to get them to do these things at home with their kids.

    I love it all!

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  9. Hi Jamie!
    I'm so glad you're here!;-) The silly baby "Mass" button was one that was being passed around on Facebook...It's not mine; I'm not sure were it came from. I just LOVED it! It made me laugh, too, and I just had to share it!

    I'm very happy you are finding a way to use my ideas! That's so nice to hear! It lets me know I'm actually helping others and this blog is helping to reach those who can use my ideas!
    Thanks for the comment and my God bless you!

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  10. You are so creative! I link this post on my blog. Sorry I don`t ask you before, if you do not agree please let me know.

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  11. Thank you, caminar, for the link and for your kind words. I don't mind if anyone links to me as long as it's to my blog and not my PDF files. Thanks again! Praying for you to have a wonderful day!

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