St. Patty’s Wreath:
This craft is fun for older children (and adults!) – Age 6+. There are quite a few steps that younger kids (Age 2+) can help with, but they won’t be able to do the craft independently. This is a good family project!
Wire coat hanger
14 to 16 tp rolls
OPTIONAL: Saint Patrick’s Day color paint like shades of green or colors of the rainbow construction paper
ADULT: Take each tp roll and cut a slit HALFWAY through
OPTIONAL: Paint tp rolls a saint patrick’s day color. You can see from the finished craft that not too much shows through, but kids have fun painting, so we painted them all shades of green.
ADULT: Bend the coat hanger to form a circle
Using the slits cut halfway through the rolls, slide each of your tp rolls onto the hanger to form a big circle of tp rolls.
OPTIONAL: Take a bit of masking or scotch tape and tape the tp rolls together. (tape the openings of the tp rolls on the inside of the circle together). This will keep the rolls from spinning around while you’re working. If you decide not to do this, the paper shamrocks and rainbows will keep everything from spinning on the finished craft.
Fold a piece of green construction paper into 4. Trace a shamrock onto the front of the folded paper and cut out (that way one cut/trace makes 4 shamrocks). Repeat so you have 8 shamrocks
Fold a piece of red construction paper into 4. Trace a large circle onto the front of the folded paper and cut out (giving you 4 circles). Repeat with yellow construction paper, only make a smaller circle — then green, then blue. Glue the circles together (red, yellow, green, blue) and then cut in half. You’ll have 8 rainbows!
One person can be doing this part while another is assembling the tp roll wreath base. This works well if you have crafters of different ages (the base is more difficult than cutting out hearts).
Tie a bow on the top and your done!
What you need: green paper , green felt square , glue , scissors , green pipe cleaner , safety pin
Fold a sheet of paper in quarters and cut four identical heart shapes. Glue each heart to green felt. Cut out the felt in the shape of the heart. Glue the point of each heart onto a small square of felt. Glue a pipe cleaner stem to the back of the clover. Attach a safety pin with a small piece of felt
Activity information was obtained from http://www.babycenter.com/toddler