I recently shared how this blog of mine was not intended in any way, shape, or form to be a craft/recipe blog, but, as a fellow mom and blogger kindly mentioned, you just sort of fall into these things. Especially when you become a parent. I am not a huge fan of crafts or recipes. I like to pin them and I honestly think I’m going to do them later, and then I never really get around to it. Except that, lately, I’ve actually been getting around to it.
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Suncatcher
I have found great enjoyment in baking and crafting, especially with my girls. They love to make things, and I love to make things with them, so thanks for sticking around even though my blog focus may seem to keep changing on you. Trust me, I’m trying to narrow down what I’m good at and stick to it. Thanks for staying loyal to me while I figure it out.
Shamrock Suncatcher DIY Craft
Back to the topic at hand; today’s post is about a fun, easy peasy craft you can do with your kids with little to no preparation (or need to go to the craft store for supplies). I had all of the things I needed to make this on hand, which is the way we like to roll in our house. Although it’s been better as of late, taking the kids to a store, of any kind, is still a pretty daunting task. I digress.
Supplies for DIY Shamrock Suncatcher
- Green construction paper
- Pencil to freehand shamrock or trace stencil
- Shamrock stencil (optional)
- Green tissue paper
- White tissue paper
- Tape (optional)
Directions for Shamrock Suncatcher Craft
1. Prep for this craft by cutting down your white tissue paper into squares just a little smaller than your construction paper size, and then cut your green tissue paper into strips or squares. Doesn’t have to be perfect or symmetrical.
2. Trace, or freehand if you’re awesome, your shamrock stencil on the center of your green construction paper.
3. Cut out the shamrock from the center, leaving the remaining construction paper intact.
4. Glue your white tissue paper to one side of the construction paper. This will now be the back side. Add a little tape to the corners for extra sturdiness. Step 5: Glue the strips or squares of green tissue paper all over the shamrock shape in the center. Step 6: Hang in the window and let the sun shine through!
We had a lot of fun working on this project together. I cut out the shamrock, but I let the girls cut their own strips/squares of green tissue and do all the gluing. We’re really excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day now that we’ve worked on two themed projects together! How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year?