Friday, March 1, 2013

St. Patrick's Day thumbprint art

I am so excited to post this project. We actually did this project a little while ago, but because it was Claire's birthday last week, it took me a little while to get around to finishing it off! I have made similar thumbprint art in the past (Easter and Halloween), but this one was simplified big time!

Supplies needed:
template
cardstock to print the template on
light green cardstock to make the thumbprint art on
washi tape or patterned paper
paint (green, orange, cream, black, red, yellow, blue, purple)
picture frame
paper trimmer
black and green markers (or pens)
2 googly eyes
gold paper, hole punched (or sequins, or yellow paper)
glue

 Print out the template on a nice heavy weight cardstock.

Cut out the pieces of light green cardstock into 2x3 inch pieces.

Grab your paint and start making the thumbprints.

To make the leprechaun have your child stamp a green thumbprint, and and orange one right below the green one. Once the orange paint is dry, have the child stamp a cream fingerprint on top of the orange paint. Once that's dry, add the googly eyes, smile, black line on the hat, and small piece of gold paper, or sequin.

To make the pot of gold have your child stamp a black thumbprint. Once that's dry, you can add your gold. Use whatever you have on hand to make the gold. I had a piece of gold paper, so I used a hole puncher to punch out circles of paper for the gold. You could use yellow paper, sequins or tin foil.

To make the shamrock stamp three thumbprints in a shamrock shape. Draw on the stem when the paint is dry.

To make the rainbow very lightly draw a rainbow shape with a pencil. This will be very helpful if you have a child who already knows how to do the project, even before you explain it to them. (Guess which kind of child I have??) Make sure you draw it very lightly, because it will show through the paint if it's at all dark. Stamp one thumbprint of each color. 
To assemble the whole project: Cut the template to fit your picture frame, 8x10 inches. (My frame was from the dollar store.) Put a piece of washi tape just above the St. Patrick's Day lettering. Use a piece of green patterned paper if you don't have washi tape. Using double sided tape, stick on the leprechaun, gold, shamrock and rainbow. I used another piece of washi tape to tape the pieces on the template.

Click on the picture to download the template.

Linking up with: Six Sister's StuffSkip to my Lou & Tip Junkie & Weekly Kids Co-op & One Artsy Mama & Tatertots and Jello  - See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.xxMbVt4h.dpuf

Linking up with: Six Sister's StuffSkip to my Lou & Tip Junkie & Weekly Kids Co-op & One Artsy Mama & Tatertots and Jello  - See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.xxMbVt4h.dpuf
- See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.xxMbVt4h.dpuf
- See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.xxMbVt4h.dpuf
- See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.xxMbVt4h.dpuf
Linking up with: Six Sister's StuffSkip to my Lou & Tip Junkie & Weekly Kids Co-op& One Artsy Mama  & Tatertots and Jello  - See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.OlBr8ndi.dpuf
Linking up with: Six Sister's StuffSkip to my Lou & Tip Junkie & Weekly Kids Co-op& One Artsy Mama  & Tatertots and Jello  - See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.OlBr8ndi.dpuf
Linking up with: Six Sister's StuffSkip to my Lou & Tip Junkie & Weekly Kids Co-op& One Artsy Mama  & Tatertots and Jello  - See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.OlBr8ndi.dpuf
Linking up with: Six Sister's StuffSkip to my Lou & Tip Junkie & Weekly Kids Co-op& One Artsy Mama  & Tatertots and Jello  - See more at: http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.ca/#sthash.OlBr8ndi.dpuf

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute! What an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

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  2. Stopping by from TT&J, very cute, thank you for sharing!

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