March is here and it’s time to share some of our St. Patrick’s Day crafts! This is one of my favorite months to celebrate! Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with all things Irish! So much that I planned our wedding right before St. Patrick’s Day just so that we could go to Ireland for our honeymoon and be there for the St. Patrick’s Day parade for my birthday! It was the best experience ever!! Other than my wedding and my children of course.
Here’s an easy way to make some really fun Shamrock Suncatchers to hang on your windows.
- Green construction Paper
- Contact paper
- Different shades of green tissue paper
Step 1: Stencil out a shamrock either on a separate sheet of construction paper or right on your green construction paper. We made large shamrocks, but you can make them any size you would like. Once you have your shamrock stenciled or drawn fold it in half and go ahead and cut around the inside middle area. You want the shamrock shape with a hole in the middle.
Step 2: Cut out two squares of contact paper that will cover your entire shamrock. With a little help from your artist pull the contact paper apart with the sticky side up. Do this slowly so that your contact paper doesn’t stick together or crinkle up.
Step 3: Gently stick your shamrock pattern right on the sticky side of your contact paper.
Step 4: Cut the tissue paper into strips and then into squares of different sizes. Have your little ones stick the tissue paper flat right in the center of the shamrock covering all the sticky areas. This is a really nice quit craft to do at home and it’s not messy at all.
Step 5: Using the second piece of contact paper you cut out and some help again from your little artist pull apart the contact paper from it’s paper. Gently and carefully starting from the middle stick that second layers of contact paper on the side where the tissue paper is on. You’re basically laminating your shamrock 🙂 If you have a laminating machine you can use that as well. I like using the contact paper because I think the light comes through better.
Now you have some beautiful Shamrock Suncatchers to hang for the month of March!
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