Crafting with Kids: St. Patricks Day Craft

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  We aren’t Irish, but we love to celebrate anyway.   So the kids and I made some fun shirts that they can wear this St. Patrick’s Day.

If you have left over foam hearts from Valentine’s Day, then this is the perfect craft to use them up.

What you need:

Plain white shirt

Foam hearts in assorted sizes

Wood block

Alphabet stamps

Green fabric paint in 2 colors

Gems and fabric glue to attach them

To make:

Begin by sticking the foam hearts onto a block of wood in the shape of a shamrock.

Using a paint brush, apply green paint to the foam hearts.  Do a test run on a piece of paper before stamping your shirt.

Assuming that your trial run worked, re-paint your foam hearts and assist the children while they stamp their shirts.  This is where you can get creative and use assorted sizes of foam hearts and paint different shades of paint onto them.

On the little mans shirt, we just did one stamp.  Then painted regular letter stamps to make the word ‘lucky’ underneath the shamrock.  We alternated colors with each letter.  On Miss M’s shirt, we did a variety of shamrock sizes in two different shades, then using special fabric gem glue, we attached small orange and clear gems to the shirt too.

Happy crafting!



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