Since I am FINALLY over my bought with pneumonia, it’s time to return to the land of the living! I needed to start small and easy though, and I figured something with few materials and steps would be a good beginning. Considering I basically missed Valentines Day and the entire month of February, I decided to start with St. Patrick’s Day right away :-)

The supply list for this was easy:

  • Green Paint
  • Brushes
  • Printouts of shamrocks (you can find them if you search “free clip art”)
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper (black for the pot and whatever color you want for the background)

First I had The Younger cut out the shamrocks which was great for her fine motor skill set. In reality I cut out the majority, but she was happy doing just one.

When we were done, she started painting. Not surprisingly, this was her favorite part!

While she was still working on the shamrocks, I cut out a pot shape using black construction paper. Looking at it, I think handles would have be a nice addition to the cutout, but I wasn’t up for that ;-)

We let the shamrocks dry, and then it was time to glue it all together.

And then, the finished product! She loved this craft, and it was relatively easy for us to do together. She was a bit impatient waiting for the paint to dry, but who could blame her?

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