It may not be spring just yet but with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, it sure feels like it! The season of spring is a favorite for so many reasons, but I really loving seeing colorful flowers and celebrating fun holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day. And what better way to celebrate a holiday than with a cute craft? When I came across this blog post for these shamrock suncatchers, I knew it was too good to skip. Here’s how to get started on yours!
- Coffee Filters
- Washable Markers
- Spray Bottle
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- First, use washable markers to color your coffee filter – use whatever colors you want!
- Once they are decorated, spread the coffee filters out on paper towels. The paper towels will help decrease the mess!
- Have your child spray their design with water using their spray bottle.
- Watch the colors begin to swirl together.
- Allow the coffee filters to dry completely before continuing forward.
- When coffee filters are dry, make the frame for your shamrock suncatcher. Start by folding a piece of construction paper in half, then fold it in half again.
- Cut a heart from the folded paper, using the inner corner of the paper as the heart’s point. This will create a shamrock shaped hole in the paper.
- Then cut around the shamrock shape again to make the frame. We made ours approximately 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick.
- Use a glue stick to attach the clover onto one of the tie-dyed coffee filters.
- Use scissors to trim off the extra coffee filter. Then hang your four-leaf clovers on your window with clear tape.
These shamrock suncatchers are great to hang up on windows, give out to family members, or even be framed at kept as a keepsake. Your kiddos will have a blast with all the different colors and creating something beautiful with their own two hands! What are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts? Let us know in the comments below!
Craft tutorial via There’s Just One Mommy.