Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for kids to make

Really did not like the pinching as a child; but, I do like to wear green and have used a lot of green in my crocheting recently to make hats. In addition, when I was a kid I love wear my Irish button which had a different say then below.

Kiss Me Irish Button

Materials:  DecoArt Products Required, Crafter's Acrylic , DCA01 – White, DCA84 - Shamrock Green, Craft Twinkles, DCT16 - Lime Green, Americana Spray Sealers, DAS13 - Americana Matte Spray,  Self-adhesive pin back. 1/2" flat brush,  Liner brush, Three 1/2" unfinished wood hearts, Lara's Crafts U10081, Craft glue and 2 3/8" wood circle, Lara's Crafts L10627-30

Refer to photo for placement and paint as follows, White; Lime Green, front and sides of hearts.
 Refer to photo for placement and glue hearts in clover shape to left side of circle.Use liner brush and Shamrock Green to paint clover stem and words on circle; let dry.
Spray with Americana Matte Spray Sealer and let dry.
Attach pin back to back. 

Pony Bead Rainbow

Materials:  1 brick of Styrofoam,1 each purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red chenille stems, 15 purple pony beads, 18 blue pony beads,23 green pony beads,27 yellow pony beads,32 orange pony beads,36 red pony beads, and Bag of cotton balls


String pony beads onto chenille stems, matching the colors. (i.e. string green pony beads on green chenille, purple pony beads on purple chenille, etc)
Start with the purple beaded stem. Center the beads on the stem and trim the ends of the stem leaving about 2” on each end.
Find the center of the Styrofoam block and insert the two chenille ends into the brick, forming an arch (see photo example here). Hint: use one of the pieces of chenille that you cut off to create the holes first, pull them out then insert the beaded chenille into the hole.
Repeat step 3 for each beaded stem, in the rainbow sequence (next is blue, green, yellow, orange, and red).

Glue cotton balls all around the bottom of the rainbow to form clouds. Cover the Styrofoam brick with cotton balls.
When cotton balls and glue are dry, stretch and gently pull the cotton balls to cover any exposed Styrofoam edges.

Mickey & Minnie St. Patrick's Day Headbands

Material:  Template for Mickey and Minnie St. Patrick's Day Headband, Scissors, Stiff black felt for the ears, Regular felt scraps (yellow and two shades of green)*, Low temperature hot glue gun, Small piece of thin cardboard or card stock (for the Mickey headband), Green pipe cleaner (for the Minnie headband), and Thin black headband(s)

Helpful Tip:
Sticky-back yellow felt works especially well for the buckle on Mickey's hat. If you use regular felt, you can apply glue with the tip of a toothpick when it's time to stick the buckle in place.


Print the template and use the pieces to cut out shapes from the specified types and colors of felt. Note: It's easier to cut out the center of the belt buckle if you snip through one of the corners, as shown. The cut will be hardly noticeable once the buckle is glued to the hat.

Working with one ear piece at a time, apply a line of glue across the center of the connecting band (specified on the template piece). Stick the glued portion to the underside of the headband, positioning it about 1½ inches left of the center point of the band. Now glue the two round ear flaps together, as shown. Attach the second ear piece to the headband in the same manner, this time positioning it an equal distance right of center (you should end up with about 2½ inches between the two ears). 

For Mickey's hat, first glue a small rectangle of cardboard atop one of the pieces, as shown (this will make the hat stand upright once it is attached to the band). Now glue the second hat piece atop the first, sandwiching the cardboard between them. Fold the hatband around the hat and glue it in place. Then stick the buckle to the center of the hatband.To attach Mickey's hat to the headband, glue the left edge of the brim to the left ear. 

Then glue the center of the brim to the headband. Do not attach the hat to the right ear — otherwise, the hat will buckle each time your child puts on the headband.For Minnie's shamrock bow, glue a 3-inch pipe cleaner stem to one of the felt shamrocks, as shown. 

Next, glue a 2-inch length across the lower leaves. Glue the matching shamrock piece on top.Bend the leaves slightly forward to make the completed shamrock look more dimensional. Then glue it to the base of one ear.

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