Monday, February 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Clover Sun Catchers

Looking for an easy St. Patrick's Day craft? Well, today's your lucky day.  Here's a simple St. Patrick's Day Clove Craft to make with young children!

St. Patrick's Day Clover Sun Catcher Craft

St. Patrick's Day Clover Sun Catchers
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We recently got a bit of rain in our area and a whole bunch of weeds sprouted in our neighborhood.  Chuck and I found these plants that looked like clover (but I actually don't think they really are clover because they had yellow flowers) in our neighbor's yard.  We figured they wouldn't mind if we plucked a couple of leaves to make this craft!  

Here's how we made these sun catchers: 

1.  We plucked a bunch of "clover" stems.

2.  Then, we brought them home, ripped off the stems, and placed the leaves inside of a book to dry.  (You could skip this step, but then your leaves might turn brown in the sun catchers.)

3.  After waiting a day (but we could have waited longer because some of our leaves still turned brown), we had flattened leaves!

flatten out your clover

4.  I taped down a sheet of clear contact paper to a table (sticky side up).  We stuck on a clover cut from construction paper.  Then, we filled the inside bit with our "clovers" and some gold hearts (made from this paper) and some pretty sparkles.   Then, I placed a sheet of contact paper on top to seal everything in place.

place clover between sheets of contact paper

5.  Finally, I cut around the clover and then taped it up with clear tape.

Clover contact paper sun catchers for St. Patrick's Day

This craft was so easie peasie and such a nice way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Definitely check out my other 10 stained glass window and sun catcher crafts or 9 St. Patrick's Day crafts and activities like this fun digging for gold activityCD rainbows activity, or DIY Toilet Roll Leprechaun hat craft.

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