St. Patrick’s Day is coming and so the kids and I made these cute four-leaf clover bouquets. The idea for this paper roll shamrock craft struck me when I was making a Valentine’s Day heart wreath. All you will need are toilet paper rolls, green paint, green chenille stems, scissors, and finally, a hole punch.
Have your little one paint the toilet paper roll with the green paint. Be sure to get it covered inside and out.
Once dried (we let ours dry overnight) bend the roll in the shape of a heart.
Use your scissors (big kids can cut this, but little ones will have a very hard time) to cut slices a little less than an inch wide.
Next, use your hole punch to make a hole very close to the bottom tip of the heart.
To finish,Â you can have your little one thread a chenille stem through the holes on four hearts. Then, turn the end and twist it to the stem tightly. Be sure to fold the exposed tip over which prevents the metal poking your child.
This is the final result. I wanted to get pictures of my daughter threading the hearts and holding the clovers, but we were having a toddler meltdown moment about getting our picture taken.
This paper roll shamrock craft makes great four leaf clover wands, you know to turn things green or make rainbows appear. You can use them for decoration. You can always use your four-leaf clovers for something more fun. Like maybe something to diffuse a toddler meltdown…a silly mommy.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It. Â Want more great ideas for preschool activities? Check out our Build Preschool Thematic Curriculum Units!