Sunday, February 20, 2011

wee little shamrock men

 
 Claire and I had such fun making our Valentine's Day craft that I wanted to make one for St. Patrick's Day that used similar materials. We made a few different varieties this year- so you can make which ever one you have the materials for.
 What you need to make these: (this is a list for the supplies to make all of them)
toilet paper rolls
construction paper & foam (we used two different colours of green)
white computer paper

markers/crayons (not pictured)
googly eyes (older kids could draw on the eyes)
decorative tape or strips of coloured paper (could use leftover wrapping paper)
scissors
paint & paint brush
glue
paper trimmer
shamrock template (I used this one)

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For shamrock #1
1. cover the toilet paper roll with white paper
2. decorate with green masking tape (you can buy green electrical tape at the dollar store)
3. using green foam (or construction paper) cut out a shamrock
4. glue eyes onto the shamrock
5. tape the shamrock onto the toilet paper roll
6. cut a strip on construction paper and fold it like an accordion, glue it to the side of the roll

For shamrock #2
1. have child paint a piece of white paper & let dry
2. cover the roll with piece of painted paper
3. using green foam (or construction paper) cut out a shamrock
4. glue eyes onto the shamrock
5. tape the shamrock onto the toilet paper roll
6. cut a strip on construction paper and fold it like an accordion, glue it to the side of the roll

For shamrock #3
1.have child draw & colour on green construction paper
2. using green foam (or construction paper) cut out a shamrock
3. glue eyes onto the shamrock
4. tape the shamrock onto the toilet paper roll
5. cut a strip on construction paper and fold it like an accordion, glue it to the side of the roll

If you're using construction paper to cut out the hearts, you will need a stick to help support the shamrock. The googly eyes will weigh it down.  No big deal, just tape a stick to the back of the shamrock, and add a piece of tape on the inside of the toilet paper roll too.
Have you made these with your kids to celebrate & decorate for St. Patrick's Day? Leave me a note in the comments, I'd love to see them.



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21 comments:

  1. These are so adorable. And I know it's a craft my son would just love. Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Like I always say, googly eyes make everything fabulous! ...another great idea, as always!

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  3. So cute.Thank you so much for joining the More The Merrier Monday Linky Party. Be sure to come back next week. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh how cute are these little guys! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  5. Love these. I can't wait to make them with my kids. thanks.

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  6. These are so cute! My kids would love to make them, might give it a whirl this weekend :-)

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  7. thanks for the comment! ok.. i've linked here several times from various linkys.. i guess that means it's time to be an official follower! lol! i loved the stuff around valentine's.. the gumdrop wreath and heart ice blocks. these guys are adorable too! i'm on the look out for green in the parties! :)

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  8. how cute! will have to do this with my son!

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  9. You are SO artsy! I love it - these look so cute! :-)

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  10. This is adorable! I love these Wee little Shamrock men!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  11. STOP IT! My little boy would love these. We're googly eye addicts at our house :)

    I found you through a linky party. My readers would love this. I would love if you came and linked up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/02/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-19.html

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  12. WOW! I really really love these! Perfect craft for St. Patrick's Day! Well done!

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  13. These are adorable! Thank you for sharing! My little ones would really enjoy this project!

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  14. I love the simplicity and open endedness of these. Can't wait to try them in my preschool class.

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  15. SO cute! Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  16. These are simply ADORABLE! I love them!!

    I featured them on my blog today so come on over and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/five-fabulous-finds-1.html

    Kelly

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  17. Monsters love them!! I'll try thenm!!

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  18. These are so cute and I love that the kids can make them! Please stop over and share at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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  19. These little guys are wicked cute. I'd love for you to come share at my St. Patty's link party. :)

    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-linky-party.html

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