This year we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a little more and we thought we’d like to cheer up someone overseas with a home made St. Patrick’s Day card with a twist – a removable shamrock suncatcher!
The children used a green card blank that I purchased on sale after Christmas. Why pay full price when you don’t have to…and the red and green are great for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other celebrations throughout the year.
I helped the children cut a shamrock shape out of the card by first making a template from a cookie cutter and enlarging it to a suitable size. Then they used some gold glitter glue to outline the apperature to help it stand out.
Next Kallista and I dove into my toolkit of paper punches (thanks Dad-that was one great bargain!) and we punched some clover shapes from some lighter green cardstock and they were glued onto the front of the card.
The shamrock suncatcher was the next part of the crafty St. Patrick’s Day card. The cookie cutter used earlier fit perfectly on a clear yoghurt pot lid and I traced around it, cut it out and used a hole punch to make a place for thread to create a hanger.
Tristan used some pva/school glue to attach sequins and glitter to the suncatcher. We let this dry in the sun.
What’s that you say? Yes, actual sun on the Emerald Isle! We’ll enjoy it while it lasts this week.
When it was dry we hung it in the card aperature and that’s our St. Patrick’s Day card this year.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Will you be doing anything to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
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