St.Patrick’s Day is on the way and here is our first Toddler friendly Shamrock craft! I love making collages because they offer wide boundaries. They are a small easy craft or alternately, for older children, it can go on and on with layers of materials and textures.
- Gather your materials. You will need some cardboard (cereal boxes are perfect weight), a marker, green paint or crayons, glue, and various green collage material. I am using pom poms, tissue paper, and felt.
- Draw a shamrock on the cereal box.
- Have your child paint or color the shamrock.
- While they are painting take a second to cut the tissue paper, and felt into small pieces.
- When the shamrock is dry, add the glue.
- Add your collage materials. There is no wrong way to do this, so have fun!
- Let dry your shamrock dry and then cut out to put on display.
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Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile
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Very nice collage.
Infant Bibliophile says
thanks for the link! I think we’ll actually try this collage today because we’ve been working on the concept of colors.
You are so welcome Lynn, you do such a great job!
We’ve been using blue and yellow paint to make green paint a lot , my son has loved mixing paint for so long and it’s a great bonus lesson about color mixing.
What a great craft! I will definitely be planning this into our St Patrick’s week activities!
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I just discovered your blog and am IN LOVE with your little boy. he’s adorable. how old is he? My son is 25 months and he has ZERO interest in crafts, he prefers to play outside (thank goodness for daylight savings this weekend). I read your FAQ and I know I need to be patient… any tips?
I haven’t commented before but have been following your blog for a few weeks now. I LOVE your blog! As a former teacher myself, I often want my preschooler to do extravagent, involved crafts but rarely have the time to personally invest in them. You have helped me to see that crafts can be simple and fun with what’s laying around the house. My little guy really enjoys them and the fact that he can do a craft everyday. I really like the picture “tutorial” of each craft too – I’m such a visual person that directions without pictures get lost on me. Thank you for blogging!!
Very cute! I do have a question, though – what do you do with all of his projects? You certainly can’t have room to save them ALL, right? Do you keep them for so long and then…???
Bookworm- I’ll check out your blog asap!
Maria- If you want your non art lover to do something artsy I would try to find a project with the same theme as his most recent obsession. So if he’s into bugs start there and so on,you’ll have a better chance at him wanting to do a craft and when he likes it he’ll open up to new things. That said sometimes kids just don’t like it, and that’s ok too!
Ellen- thank you so much! I was sick of seeing crafts that have 4000 materials and require a graduate degree in fine art in parenting type magazines, and show parents that little guys can do this stuff you just have to break it down.
Teri – I recycle what I can ( googley eyes get ripped off and put back in the closet) , and the rest gets gobbled by the recycling truck every 2nd week. I have pictures of everything I can’t possibly keep it all. I keep the things that were made with hand prints usually though. We do keep anything my son is actively playing with too.
Amber, That's Me! says
I started a Letter of the Week series thanks to some inspiration from you!
Holy cow! I just did this exact same thing w/ my daughter 2 days ago. Great minds think alike! 🙂
Cindy deRosier says
I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your shamrock! You can see it here:
Thanks for another wonderful project!
Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney says
Even though this post is 5 years old, I still think it’s a great St. Paddy’s Day kids craft. Especially for kids that like learning with, “hands on!”
My youngest boy LOVES texture and I know he would really enjoy this tactile shamrock. It’s so great that I featured it in my roundup of simple and fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids!
It really is a great craft. Thank you for providing an enjoyable craft to share!