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March 6, 2012

St Patrick's Day Art

Sometimes when I get an idea for a craft in my head, I try it out myself first to see if I need to make any tweaks or changes. Tonight I made this St. Patrick's Day Art and am so pleased with how it turned out. My boys saw it sitting on the counter after it was completed and said how cool it was so I can't wait to have them make it later this week. (I'll post pictures of their completed projects at the end of this post once they are finished.)

I started by  using a fork to paint grass onto the bottom of a blue piece of cardstock paper. While it was drying I cut a black pot out of black cardstock paper and glued it on the grass. I painted the gold in the pot using a pencil eraser dabbed into yellow paint, then sprinkled gold glitter onto it while it was drying.

I used acrylic paints to paint a rainbow coming out of the pot and used a circular sponge brush to dab on white clouds. After the grass was dried I decided it would be fun to make the grass a clover field so I used glitter foam clover stickers that I had on hand and put them in the grass.

It has definitely got me in the St. Patrick's Day spirit!  :)  If you are interested in what books we are reading this week to go along with our Rainbow/St. Patrick's Day theme you can read about them at the end of THIS post.
Happy Crafting!

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Mrs. Wheeler said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I might have to do this one next week! Thanks for sharing.


Deceptively Educational said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all the different paint techniques you used with this project! How fun!!

Carla said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful! What a great bulletin board idea this would be. I would glue photos of the kids in those shamrocks!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said... Best Blogger Tips

A fork to make grass. BRILLIANT!!!! I hope the Dr. Seuss bed time stories were appreciated!

Maro's kindergarten said... Best Blogger Tips

Great craft! I loved the many different ways you used to make the grass, the clouds etc. Very creative!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said... Best Blogger Tips

Another great project! I always enjoy looking at the things you create!

Jamy said... Best Blogger Tips

I was trying to figure out what I could use for 'gold' in all of our st. patty's day art projects. DUH! Glitter over the top of yellow! You are a genius. Thanks for your great ideas!